Application is in two steps. For the initial application, you can apply online or complete the school’s application form and mail it with a non-refundable application fee (usually $25-$100). Even in Ontario there is no need to use a provincial application system. Secondly, request to have your official high school transcript, as well as official transcripts for all previous post-secondary studies, mailed directly to the university you are applying to. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your school or provincial Ministry of Education to the admissions office. Many Christian universities also require reference form(s) to be completed by the appropriate person(s), and mailed directly to the Admissions Office. Programs in ministry may require a specific church or pastoral reference.
Christian colleges often specify that applicants must meet both academic and spiritual requirements. Academically, a grade 12 diploma or its recognized equivalent is generally required. Spiritual requirements vary, but some state that applicants must be Christian men and women who agree to certain lifestyle values and behaviours. In some cases, a health and lifestyle questionnaire may be part of the application, and schools with compulsory field/ ministry components may ask for a child abuse registry and/ or criminal record check. A recent photo may also be requested.
Both Christian universities and colleges generally operate on the traditional fall/ winter semester system, and application deadlines can be anywhere from February to August for the fall semester, and from November to December for winter. Some limited-enrolment programs have earlier admission deadlines and may require an interview. You should make sure to check out the specifics in advance at the institution’s admissions or registrar’s office.