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Welcome to the admission process at Pickering College!

At Pickering College we strive to ensure that there is a good fit between each student, his/her family and the school. As prep school, offering a challenging academic curriculum, we consider each student’s academic performance and potential in the admission process. At the same time however, we look for well-rounded students who: demonstrate character and share the values of the school, will actively contribute to school life and are willing to work hard and risk being the best person that they can be.

When to Apply:

At Pickering College, our academic program commences at the beginning of September and ends in the middle of June each year. We encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible – preferably one year in advance of planned enrolment, due to the limited availability of space at each grade level (from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12). International students must also apply early enough to allow time to apply for their Study Permit to come to Canada (a process which can take anywhere up to five months or more).

How to Apply:

Step 1. Complete and submit the application form together with the application fee

You may complete the application online or send a copy of the print version by email to admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca, fax: 1-905-895-1306 or post to: Pickering College Admissions, 16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2 Canada.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the form. At this time of year we have limited space in some Grades, so contact the Admission Office at admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca to let us know of your application before paying the application fee. Your application fee of $150 CAD (for day students) or $200 CAD (for boarding students) payable by cheque (Canadian residents only), wire transfer or credit card.

Don't forget to send the supporting documents!

In addition to the application form, please submit the following documentation by email, courier or post:

  1. Copies of report cards from the current school year and final records from previous three years. (For students transferring from other Ontario high schools we request a copy of your transcript.)
  2. Copy of birth certificate (for Canadian applicants) or passport (for International applicants)
  3. Photo (passport size) of applicant
  4. Student Essay (for those in Grade 4 and up)
  5. Teacher Recommendation (for students in SK and higher)

Email: admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca or post: Admission Office, Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket Ontario, L3Y 4X2, Canada.

Step 2: Assessments

For students entering Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six:

  • Contact the Admission Office and we will arrange for an in-house assessment

admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca or
tel: 905-895-1700

For students entering Grades 7 to 12:

  • After Admission interview, candidates will be advised if additional assessment is necessary.

For students' whose first language is other than English:

  • Arrange to send a copy of your results from a recent TOEFL Junior test

Step 3: Interview

After we have received your application and supporting documents, we will contact you to arrange for a personal interview (either in person for local students or by Skype or telephone for applicants outside the Greater Toronto area). Interviews last between 20 to 30 minutes and involve a one-on-one personal chat with our Director of Admission (in person, by Skype or telephone).

You will be notified of the admission decision within 2-3 weeks of our receiving your complete application. Thank you for considering Pickering College.

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