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Applicants from International Institutions

Applicants from international institutions must provide documentation indicating an equivalent academic background to the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies (Diplôme d’études secondaires), and be in their final year of (non-technical) secondary studies.

Applicants from the American school system

American high school students (whether in the United States or abroad) must be completing Grade 11 to be eligible to apply. The Quebec Ministry of Education Equivalency Certificate is not required. They must also be completing courses that are equivalent to any required program prerequisite course.

Applicants from the British school system

Students in the British system must be completing Grade 11 and preparing for their GCSE O-levels to be eligible to apply. They must also be completing courses that are equivalent to any required program prerequisite course.

Applicants from the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) school system

Students in the IB system must be completing Grade 11 and be at least in the first year of the diploma program. They must also be completing courses that are equivalent to any required program prerequisite course.

Applicants from the French school system

Students in the French system (outside of Québec) must be completing their Première class level to be eligible to apply. For Science or Arts and Sciences programs, a Series S profile is required. They must also be completing courses that are equivalent to any required program prerequisite course.

Students from French system schools in Montréal, Collège international Marie de France et Collège Stanislas, must be completing their Seconde class level and any required program prerequisite complement courses. They must submit the equivalence letter from the Quebec Ministry of Education as well as successfully pass the Québec Histoire-éducation citoyenneté course.

Other Educational school systems

Students from other educational systems are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the equivalent academic background to the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies, some programs offered at Marianopolis have specific high school course prerequisites (or equivalent) for admissions and additional application requirements.

Application Deadline

Fall Admission – JANUARY 31

Winter Admission – NONE

Applying to the College

Students can apply directly online by completing an online application through Omnivox.

Students attending a high school outside of Canada, will need to send to the Admissions Office after submitting an application:

  • A clear copy of your official birth certificate (with both parents’ names indicated)
  • An official translation of your birth certificate in English or French (if required)
  • An official copy of your entire secondary school record
  • A copy of your official mid-year transcripts for the current year
  • Detailed course outlines and descriptions for all prerequisite courses
  • A written profile of the institution you are presently attending, including its accreditation, curriculum and grading system
  • An explanation of the grading scale used at your institution (if it is not on your transcript)
  • English proficiency test scores, or proof of upcoming test registration (if required)
  • A letter of intent (if applying to the Arts and Science, Honours Science or Liberal Arts programs)

All documents, if not in English or French, must be submitted in original language and official translation.

Note: It is your responsibility to submit all required documents.  An incomplete admission file may result in a delay in the assessment of your file or cancellation. Please write your seven-digit online application number on all supplemental documents.

What to send in case of extenuating circumstances

  • A letter from a doctor describing major illness/accidents
  • A short letter explaining your situation

Important: Please review specific program requirements to determine whether a letter of intent or audition results need to be included with your application.

Late Applications

Applications received with a time-stamp after 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date will be considered only after all regular applications have been reviewed, if at all, and only if space is still available within the College.

Proficiency in English

The language of instruction at Marianopolis is English. To help us identify students who may benefit from some extra help, Québec students attending French-language high schools will be required to take an English Language Placement Test after admission to the College.

Students attending schools outside of Canada, who have not studied in English as the primary language of instruction for a minimum of three years, are also required to submit results from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or another recognized language-proficiency test.  Proof that you have registered for this examination should be included with your application; the results must be forwarded directly by the testing institution to the Marianopolis College Admissions Office as soon as they become available. Please consult the accepted tests or proficiency certificates and levels required for international admissions purposes.

For more information on the courses and services available to students requiring English language support, please visit the Plan for Success page of our website.

French Requirement

Current regulations stipulate that all students must take two French courses in order to complete CEGEP Diploma requirements. All applicants must be completing Secondary V or equivalent level French. French placement at Marianopolis is based on Secondary IV and V high school grades for Français langue seconde and Français langue maternelle. If the grade information is incomplete, you will be required to write a placement test after admission to the College.

Students found lacking a sufficient knowledge of French to enter the lowest level offered at Marianopolis will be required to take one or two extra courses outside the college. Students may be required to follow a reduced course load if it is determined that their English and/or French skills are not adequate.

Evaluation of Applicants

The Admissions Committee reviews each application individually, carefully considering the following:

  • The overall average of both final Secondary IV results and Secondary V term results
  • The performance of the student in each program-related and/or prerequisite course
  • The performance of the student in each required English/Anglais course

Applicants who believe their academic record is not a true indication of their ability should submit an explanatory letter when applying, as well as a copy of all relevant transcripts.

Though we make every effort to accommodate our applicants, please note that it may not be possible to consider grades and/or letters received after the published deadline.

Notice of Decision

Notices of conditional acceptance are sent out at the end of March and throughout the month of April. Final acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of all entrance requirements, as well as applicable program prerequisites and is automatic once these conditions have been met. We send a letter to every applicant regardless of the decision.

Note: all offers of acceptance will be withdrawn from applicants whose file remains incomplete at Marianopolis, or who do not graduate from high school and complete the requirements to enter CEGEP.

Health and Accident Insurance for International Students

You will automatically be registered and charged for the College’s health and accident insurance which will cover you from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016. If you have RAMQ coverage, please submit a clear and legible photocopy of both sides of your Medicare card to the Records Office.