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Did you receive an Offer of Acceptance?

If so, visit our International Student Welcome Guide 2015/2016 for useful information and the next steps.

Seneca students

How to Apply

If you are an applicant and wish to grant permission for “other” individual (including an agent) to communicate with Seneca regarding your application, a Student Information Release Form must be completed, signed and submitted with your application.

If you change your agent, you must CANCEL your original application with Seneca and reapply with your new agency. Please complete and submit the International Student Application Cancellation Form and send it to Seneca College.

INDIAN AND CHINESE APPLICANTS: Seneca fully supports the expedited Canadian Study Permit process (SPP). All Indian and Chinese applicants are advised to apply through the SPP process.

Applying to Seneca

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  1. Click “ Apply Now! ” followed by “New Application”.
  2. Fill out the required fields (marked with ‘*’).
  3. Save your application by creating a password and an account.
  4. Write down your application number for future reference and click “Continue”.
  5. Complete the English proficiency section and Academic Record sections.
  6. Choose your Program and click “Submit Program Selection”.
  7. Upload all required documents and click “Upload Documents”.
  8. Click “Continue”.
  9. Choose your method of payment.
  10. Once you complete the form, click ‘Submit’.
    You should receive a message saying, “Thank you for applying to Seneca College”.
  11. Click “Close”.

An email with your login details and application confirmation number will be sent to the email address you provided during the application process. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Sending your Application to Seneca College

Only fully completed online applications will be processed (with application fee included). If you choose to send documents at a later time, you will receive instructions when you submit your application. Sending your documents separate from your application could result in a processing delay. You may send your required documents to us by one of the following means (please use only one method):

  • By mail or courier:
    International Admission - Seneca College
    1750 Finch Avenue East
    Toronto, ON M2J2X5 CANADA
  • By scan:
    • scan signed application and all academic documents (including IELTS Academic/TOEFL/PTE Academic)
    • scan in JPG format only and in the smallest size possible
    • open the file you scanned and adjust the picture so that it is upright
    • save as “Seneca Application-ID Number 55-xxxx-xxxxx (your confirmation number is provided to you on when you apply online - step 4 when Applying to Seneca).
    • e-mail your application with the subject “Scanned Application-ID Number # 55-xxxx-xxxxx” to

Please Note: It is the sole responsibility of the student and/or the authorized Seneca Agent to send a fully completed application. Please ensure you quote your Application ID Number whenever you contact the College.

Submitted Documents Policy

Because of the large volume of applications, Seneca College is unable to store, retrieve or return documents that were submitted. You may be required to re–submit documents if you decide to re–apply at a future date outside of the academic–year cycle of your original application.

After You Submit Your Application


In order to process and assess your records properly, Seneca requires 4-6 weeks to review your application. If you have not heard from Seneca after one month, please contact our International Admissions Office directly at with your application Application ID Number, and they will check your application status.


If you have not heard back from Seneca after one month, please contact our Agency Coordinator directly to follow up with your student's application. Please email the student's Application ID Number, your agent number, and request to:

IMPORTANT: If your chosen program has a pre-admission test/portfolio or other pre-admission requirements needing Academic Faculty assessment, please allow 6-8 weeks from date of submission for this assessment to take place. If accepted, you will receive our Offer of Admission along with our Invoice. Your Offer of Admission is time sensitive and must be confirmed with a payment before the expiry date. You must confirm your attendance by paying the first semester tuition fee so that a seat may be held for you.

Study Permit

In order to study in Canada, you will require a Study Permit.

Application Checklist

Click or print our application checklist before beginning your online application.

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