Admission Requirements

To be admissible to study full-time at the College, the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (see below) at the College preparation level or higher is needed. Some programs require further studies. Students are required to be at least 18 years old by the end of their first semester.

To study in a post-diploma program, you will need a high school diploma plus a College or University diploma or degree.

If you have a 5 year gap between your last studies and your application to Sault College, you may be required to submit a Resume/CV with your application.

Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as many programs are competitive and program ranking can occur. Higher academic achievement and English proficiency results may be required for some programs when ranking occurs.

If your education was completed in a language other than English, your application must include copies of the original documents as well as a notarized translation.

Please use the following link to see which programs have extra requirements: Programs

English Language Proficiency For Diploma and College Certificate Programs

Results must be from within two years of the start of the program and must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 for the Internet-based test (iBT) and no test below 20
  • IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C 
  • C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC
  • PTE Academic 60
  • Duolingo 105 
  • CAEL CE 60
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening

English Language Proficiency For Graduate Certificate Programs

Results must be from within two years of the start of the program and must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 88-89 for the Internet-based Test (iBT) and no test below 21
  • IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C 
  • C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC
  • PTE Academic 60 
  • TOEIC – GOLD 860 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • CAEL 60
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening

English Language Proficiency for Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (3400)

  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 88 overall
  • TOEFL (CBT) score of 230 overall
  •  IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0
  •  PTE Academic score of 60 overall
  •  CAEL overall band score of 70 and no part below 60
  •  Cambridge English Exam C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more
  •  Duolingo minimum score of 110 (Duolingo only accepted if applicant is from a region where IELTS and/or TOEFL test centres are closed due to Covid-19)

English Language Proficiency for Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics (4200)

  • TOEFL score of 84 for the Internet-based test (iBT) and no test below 21 or 560 for paper-based test
  • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 (IELTS Indicator accepted during Covid-19)
  •  MELAB score of 78
  •  PTE Academic (58-60)
  •  Duolingo score of 115-120 or above
  •  CAEL overall band score of 60 and writing of 60
  •  Cambridge English Exam (FCE/CAE/CPE) 180 (with no single test score below 169)

    India

    All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Year 12 State Board Exams (AISSCE, ISCE, SSC) Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate Certificate (AISSCE, ISC, Pre-University Certificate Statement of Marks)

    Copies of original documents should be attested as “true copies” by the educational institution

    School Record Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study

    Please note that College Record is not sufficient

    Bangladesh

    Higher Secondary Certificate

    Intermediate Certificate, Intermediate Certificate mark sheet

    Diploma/Degree certificate, mark sheets for each year of study

    Brazil

    Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau

    Ensino Medio 

    Historico escolar 

    Diploma Historio escolar 

    Chile

    Licencia de Educacion Media

    Tecnico Medio Certificado de Estudios 

    Diploma Certificado de Estudios 

    China

    Senior Middle school diploma;
    Senior middle school transcript;
    National Senior High School Graduation Exam Results (Huikao, Xueye Shuiping Ceshi or Gaokao) – for all applicants who completed senior middle school after 1991.

    Note: Notarial certificates are not acceptable in place of the above. 

    Colombia

    Bachiller Certificado de estudios 

    Diploma Certificado de estudios 

    Ghana

    Results of West African Examination Council
    Nigerian Examination Council examinations (see notes) 

    Note: The results submitted must be issued by the examining body and not the secondary school. For applicants who completed WAEC exams in 1993 or later, these results must now be verified on-line. To permit access to WAEC results, please provide the following: 

    • WAEC   ghana.waecdirect.org
    • Copy of the Statement of Results 
    • Examination Number 
    • Examination year
    • Examination type and month
    • Card serial number (on reverse side of the scratch card) 
    • 10 digit Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    • Diploma Transcript 

    Indonesia

    Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Atas, Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Unum

    Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary school

    Diploma Academic transcript/Grade Report 

    Iran

    High School Diploma

    Pre-University Certificate Transcript of study

    Diploma Transcript of study 

    Kenya

    Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum passing grade of C (plain) in five or more relevant subjects, including English. 

    East African Certificate of Education 

    Diploma Transcript of study 

    Mauritius

    Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

    Cambridge Overseas High School Certificate

    GCE O and A level examination results 

    Diploma Transcript/Record of study 

    Nepal

    High School Diploma

    Official transcript of study

    Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results (or School Leaving Certificate – SLC)

    Secondary Education transcript

    Nigeria

    Results of West African Examination Council
    Nigerian Examination Council examinations (see notes) 

    Note: The results submitted must be issued by the examining body and not the secondary school. 

    For applicants who completed WAEC exams in 1991 or later, and for all NECO examinations, these results must now be verified on-line. To permit access to WAEC/NECO results, please provide the following: 

    • WAEC www.waecdirect.org
    • Copy of Statement of Results 
    • Examination Number 
    • Examination year 
    • Examination type and month 
    • Card serial number (on reverse side of the scratch card) 
    • 10 digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) 
    • NECO www.neconigeria.org 
    • Copy of the Statement of Results 
    • Registration number 
    • Examination type and month 
    • Examination year 
    • Personal Identification Number (PIN) 
    • Diploma Transcript of study sent directly to Sault College 

      Pakistan

      Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate mark sheet

      Diploma/Degree certificate, mark sheets for each year of study

      Peru

      Bachillerato

      Tecnico Certificate de estudios 

      Diploma Certificado de estudios 

      Philippines

      Senior High School (SHS) transcript

      High School diploma

      Tanzania

      Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE)

      Transcript of study

      Turkey

      One of the following:

      Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State Secondary School Diploma)

      Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Secondary School Completion Diploma)

      Lise Diplomasi (Private Secondary School Diploma)

      Devlet Meslek/Devlet Teknik/Saglik Meslek Lisesi Diplomasi (Vocational/ Technical/Health Professins Secondary School Diploma)

      Transcript of study 

      United Arab Emirates

      Tawjihiyya

      General Secondary Education Certificate 

      Diploma Transcript of study 

      Uganda

      Uganda Certificate of Education 

      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

      Transcript of study 

      United Kingdom

      General Certificate of Education

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      Certificate of Secondary Education

      Scottish Qualifications Certificate

      Diploma; Record of study 

      United States Of America

      High School Diploma

      Official transcript of study

      Vietnam

      Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Tong Trung Hoc 

      Diem Ky Thi Tot Nghiep THPT or Giay Chung Nhan Tot Tghiep THPT

      Zambia

      Zambia School Certificate

      Cambridge Overseas School Certificate 

      Diploma Transcript of study 

      Other Countries

      Secondary School graduation results equivalent for entrance into College or University studies, as determined by Sault College