University description (as per official university website)
Holland College policy requires that the College establish specific prerequisites and selection criteria for each program to ensure that applicants are adequately prepared to be successful in those programs. Therefore the prerequisites for specific programs may vary considerably. The minimum academic prerequisite is a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Other admission requirements for programs could include the following:
a satisfactory medical and immunization report
Police Records Check
certification/licensing such as First Aid, or Class V driver's licence
participation in information, orientation or interview sessions
participation in aptitude or achievement testing
demonstration of English language proficiency
For specific program prerequisites, refer to the program listing. If an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for a chosen program, the applicant will be notified in writing and, where applicable, referred for academic upgrading. Adult and Community Education offers academic upgrading courses throughout the province at various locations.
The following documents must be submitted with all applications:
a completed application form
an official high school transcript forwarded directly from high school. (Applicants currently in grade 12 should have their first semester marks forwarded as soon as they are available. Final high school transcripts should be forwarded by the end of the school term.)
an application fee of $40.00 with the following exceptions: Police Science- $125.00 and International applicants- $100.00 for all programs
any other transcripts of marks issued by a post-secondary institution and forwarded by that institution directly to the Admissions Office
Individual programs may require documents in addition to those outlined above. Please see the Programs listing for admission requirements for individual programs.
Forms required by specific programs such as reference forms, work/volunteer experience forms, questionnaires etc. may be downloaded here or requested from the Admissions Office.
In order to be considered for acceptance, the applicant must submit all documents listed above and any other documents requested by a specific program. The completed application must be received by the Admissions Office on or before the specific review date.
The Admissions Office assesses all completed applications and ranks each application using specific selection criteria, in order to identify the most suitable applicants for each program.
The three predominant criteria used in the selection process are:
academic achievement (both high school and post-secondary)
suitability for the field of study
related work experience and/or any other training (please provide copies of certifications)
Applicants who are accepted to a program must forward a confirmation fee in order to confirm attendance and secure a seat. The confirmation fee is credited toward the cost of tuition and is either $250 or $500 depending on the tuition of the particular program.
Registration for College programs beginning in September is held on the Wednesday following Labor Day at each major College Centre. Registration for other programs is held on the first day of the program.
To be registered in a full-time program, students must pay at least 60% of the total fees at the time of registration.
Early registration begins mid-August for programs beginning in September.
Students registered in full-time or part-time programs may apply for financial assistance under the Canada Student Loan Act and may be eligible for Human Resource and Skills Development Canada Sponsorships. Students registered in a College program are eligible for scholarships, bursaries and awards provided through the Holland College Foundation.
All students accepted to full-time programs at Holland College are eligible for Entrance Scholarships and Awards. Applications for these scholarships are available from school guidance offices or the Holland College Admissions office.