University description (as per official university website)
About Confederation College
Confederation College has been serving the citizens of Northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometers. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has six regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, and Sioux Lookout.
Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 11,800 combined full and part time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full and part time employees. Confederationís regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $ 800 million annually.
About Admissions and Recruitment
At Confederation College, we look forward to serving you. We're here to assist you from your application to convocation and beyond. The following information will lead you through the steps, requirements, expectations and services of Confederation College and will help in your decision to stride forward into an exciting future ... your future.
The Admissions & Recruitment Department works with prospective students up to the point where they have accepted an Offer of Admission to our college. Then our Registration Services Department takes over with registration into courses, etc. right through to and including convocation.
he minimum admission requirement for a postsecondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or its equivalent, with minimally 2 senior credits at the college, college/university or university preparation level.
Some programs have additional admission requirements.
For specific admission requirements, please see the program descriptions or contact our Admissions Office at (807) 475-6213.
Applicants 19 years of age or older (on or before a program begins) and who do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or its equivalent, may be eligible for admission.
Mature applicants will have demonstrated the required competence level:
1) on our Mature Student tests; or 2) by successful completion of significant postsecondary courses; or 3) by successful completion of the recommended courses in our Academic & Career Entrance (upgrading) program. Mature student applicants must meet any specific entrance requirements of the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the individual program descriptions for additional admission requirements.
College Access Programs
Confederation College offers preparatory programs for applicants who require certain academic skills or readiness experience to be successful in a post-secondary program of study, and who wish to pursue college studies. Preparatory program students must be 19 years of age or over on or before the first day of classes.
Successful completion will qualify the applicant for consideration for admission to any of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Equivalents
Confederation College will recognize the following as equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
A secondary school graduation diploma issued by another Canadian province;
Successful General Educational Development (GED) Tests;
General Certificates of Education at the ordinary level (with credits in 5 appropriate courses) from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries;
Senior Middle School with minimum grade average of 60% from China
A Hong Kong English School Certificate with passes in six academic courses;
A grade 12 diploma from the United States (with a minimum of 16 credit units including 4 English credits);
All Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), All India Senior School Certificate; Pre-University Exam Certificate or Intermediate Exam Certificate from India
An Academic & Career Entrance Certificate (ACE).
Home School Applicants
Confederation College is currently developing an admissions policy for home schooled applicants into postsecondary programs. In the interim, applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis and are encouraged to apply through the ontariocolleges.ca website and provide some supporting documents to the Admissions office.
English Proficiency Equivalent
Applicants who have been educated in a system where English is not the official academic language must provide proof of English proficiency. For diploma programs we require one of the following:
iBT TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 61
500 (Paper Based Test)
173 (Computer Based Test)
IELTS (International English Language Test) 6.0
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment) 75
CPE (Cambridge Proficiency Exam) Level 1
CAEL (Canadian Adult English Language Assessment) 60
For Ontario College Graduate Certificate (Post Diploma) Programs we require:
iBT TOEFI 80
Admission can also be gained by writing the on-campus ACCUPLACER computerized English Proficiency test provided by the College Board, www.collegeboard.com.
Our Health programs require a score of 80 (internet based) or 550 (paper) or 213 (computer).
Students With Disabilities
Confederation College is committed to providing accommodations to students who have a documented disability. Applicants with a disability are encouraged to begin working with the Learning Centre as early as possible to develop a plan to support and facilitate their academic success. For more information contact:
Disabilities Counsellor c/o Learning Centre
1450 Nakina Drive, PO Box 398
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 4W1
Phone (807) 475-6610
TTY: (807) 475-6660
FAX: (807) 623-3956