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Admission Requirements

Admissions requirements at Seneca vary for each program. Please visit the program pages on our website for specific academic requirements.

General Language proficiency

All applicants to Seneca must be well prepared to study in English. If you are coming from a country where English is not the primary language, you must show one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language
  • A recognized international language test score such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL or PTE Academic
  • Successful completion of an English preparatory program offered at Seneca

For more information on English language testing for international applicants, go to English Language Institute - Testing.

Admission to a Diploma (2 yrs) or Advanced Diploma (3 yrs) Program

  1. International Application Form

  2. Application fee of $65 CAD (non-refundable)

  3. High School graduation transcripts (grades) for Grade 10, 11 & 12 showing all program-required subjects

  4. International English Test Scores:

    • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR

    • IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR

    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) score 58

Admission to a Degree (4 yrs) Program

  1. International Application Form

  2. Application fee $65 CAD (non-refundable)

  3. High School graduation transcripts (grades) for Grade 10, 11 & 12

  4. Include transcripts for any post-secondary College/University courses or programs completed (if applicable)

  5. International English Test Scores:

    • Minimum TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 84 (internet based with no test below 21), OR

    • IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no single test score below 6.0), OR

    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) score 60

Admission to a Certificate (1 yr) Program

  1. International Application Form

  2. Application fee of $65 CAD (non-refundable)

  3. High School graduation transcripts (grades) for Grade 10, 11 & 12 showing all program-required subjects

  4. International English Test Scores:

    • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR

    • IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR

    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) score 58

Admission to a Post-Graduate (1 yr) Program

  1. International Application Form

  2. Application fee $65 CAD (non-refundable)

  3. University degree transcripts for all years

  4. International English Test Scores:

    • Minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper based) or 88 (internet based with no test below 22), OR

    • IELTS Academic with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (no single test score below 6.0), OR

    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) score 60