FAQs

Pathways To

Seneca degree program web pages contain information regarding pathway eligibility. Discover Seneca degrees online. Pathway options to Seneca from an Ontario college or university are available at ontransfer.ca.

If you are a domestic applicant, you can apply through Ontario Colleges Application Service and select ‘advanced entry’ or ‘degree completion’ as your entry semester.

If you are a current Seneca student or recent graduate within the last year, you can apply through the Office of the Registrar using the Diploma to Seneca Degree – Pathways Transfer form.

If you are an international applicant, you can  apply through Seneca’s International Student Web Application. International students must follow up with their admissions adviser with their application confirmation number regarding pathway eligibility.

Official transcripts must be submitted with your application.

You may be eligible for transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. Information is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website about how to apply if your education was completed at another college or university.

A bridge course is a unique course delivered to a pathway student that covers specific learning outcomes and bridges the gap between diploma learning and upper-level degree learning. A reach back course is a lower level course that is part of a degree program’s curriculum. This course must be completed in order to move to an upper-level of a degree program.

Seneca will accept an application to a program until day 4 of a semester, as long as there is space available in the program. Popular or highly competitive programs will fill up quickly, it is important to apply to a program as soon as possible.

Pathways Within

Review the Seneca diploma to Seneca degree pathway options and eligibility requirements. If you are a current student or recent graduate complete the Diploma to Seneca Degree – Pathways Transfer form.

In most cases, you may still qualify for a pathway unless there have been major curriculum changes. Contact the Academic Pathways team for more information.  

If you are a domestic student who has graduated or been away from Seneca from more than a year, you are required to submit an application through the Ontario College Application Service. Select ‘Advanced Entry’ or  ‘Degree Completion’ as the entry semester.

If you are an international student who has graduated or been away from Seneca from more than a year, you can apply for a degree program through Seneca’s International Student Web Application. Students will need to follow-up with their admissions adviser about their pathway eligibility and provide them with their application confirmation number. Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.

Speak to the academic area you are interested in transferring to for details about internal equivalencies and substitution credits. Students must complete the Transfer Request for Current Day Students form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Pathways Beyond

Please visit Seneca’s Degree Transfer Guide and select your program to review what options exist.

Admission requirements vary by program. Please visit the institution’s website and check admission requirements for each program you are interested in. Most programs require a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0.

Some institutions require applicants to submit high school marks. However, most institutions will base their admission decision on your marks at Seneca.

Institutions have different deadlines. There may even be different deadlines between programs within an institution. In addition, there are sometimes different deadlines for different types of students; you will need to check the deadline for transfer students. Visit an institution’s website to confirm deadlines.

If you are applying to a university in Ontario, you will apply using the 105 application through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre.

If you are applying to a college in Ontario, you will apply using the Ontario Colleges website.

If you are a current Seneca student or recent graduate (within the last semester), complete a Diploma to Seneca Degree –Pathways Transfer form

If you are applying to an institution outside of Ontario, please consult the institution’s website for application information or contact the Academic Pathways team for agencies that assist students with applications in the UK, Ireland, or Australia.

Application details are available online for current Seneca students and recent graduates from within the last year who would like to transfer to a degree.  Check out the pathway options available.

You are eligible to apply to any program as long as you meet its admission requirements. The receiving institution will evaluate your application for transfer credits after you have applied and been admitted to their program. In the meantime, if you have a list of courses you would like to transfer to another college or university, you can search for course transfers on ONTransfer.ca, an unofficial guide to how courses transfer from one institution to another in Ontario.

Many of the pathway agreements listed in our Degree Transfer Guide are based on Seneca program completion. Whether or not you are eligible to apply to a program at another institution without completing your Seneca program depends on the receiving institution’s admission requirements. Please check the website of the program you are interested in and if you are unsure, feel free to contact us.

You may be eligible for admission and transfer credit. Once you apply, the receiving institution will most likely assess your application on an individual basis.

In most cases, you can still obtain transfer credits for your diploma from Seneca. Check out our Degree Transfer Guide to see what pathways may be available for you. Some agreements in the Degree Transfer Guide may be such that the amount of transfer credit granted is based on current course curriculum may. For students whose programs have changed, admission and transfer credits are assessed by the receiving institution on an individual basis.

For instructions on ordering an official Seneca transcript, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Transcripts page.

If you are applying to a university through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) or a college through Ontario Colleges, you will request a transcript to be sent to the receiving institution during the application process.

If you are still enrolled in courses at the time you apply, you need to request a transcript to be sent immediately as well as when your grades for that semester become available.

Please visit our Online Appointment Booking System and select “Register for an account,” fill in your information and click “Register.” From the drop-down menu in the upper middle part of the page, select your campus. The white sections represent available appointments, which you can select to book an appointment. Appointments are available both in person and online for prospective students, current students and alumni.

A pathways adviser is able to help you explore and assess your pathway options, verify admission requirements and assist you with the application process.

Feel free to email us at academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca or call us at 416.491.5050 ext. 26464.