When there are more equally qualified applicants than spaces available in a given program (oversubscribed), the College will use formal selection techniques to determine final selection, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Ministry policy. The selection criteria and techniques approved by the Ministry include academic requirements and performance, testing, information session participation, resumés, reports, portfolios, physical health and age requirements. These techniques may vary from program to program.
For programs requiring selection testing, a non-refundable testing fee is required. This fee must be paid at the time of scheduling the test. Students are notified of this fee once they apply to the College. The testing fee is non-refundable if the student chooses not to write, fails the test, does not meet entrance requirements, does not receive an offer to the program, or chooses not to attend if accepted.
Admission Testing and Pre-requisites
- Addictions: Treatment and Prevention Program
- Advanced Care Paramedic Program
- Health and Wellness
- Dental Hygiene
- Practical Nursing (Barrie, Orangeville and Owen Sound)
- Veterinary Technician
- Marine Programs
- School of Design and Visual Art
Addictions: Treatment and Prevention Program
You must have a College Diploma in a Human Service specialty area or a University Degree in Human, Health or Social Sciences.
You will be required to submit a transcript and a current resume, listing work and/or volunteer experience. Responses to a program questionnaire (download below) will also be evaluated. It is recommended that students achieve a minimum 70% average or better upon conclusion of post-secondary studies.
Advanced Care Paramedic Program
As an applicant to the Advanced Care Paramedic (PARM) program, you must complete an assessment exam as part of the selection process as well as submit a cover letter of intent and a current resume. The exam will assess your knowledge related to practice as a Primary Care Paramedic as well as knowledge related to physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Please see the information letter for more information about the test, resume, and letter of intent requirements.
Advanced Care Paramedic Information
Health and Wellness
Admission testing for the following Health Science programs is mandatory:
- Dental Hygiene
- Practical Nursing
- Veterinary Technician
The Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOAE) will cover academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, science and vocational aptitude. Test results are used for selection and will be released online to applicants as of March 15. Selection for Health Science programs is based both on academic grades and results from the HOAE.
If you are applying to more than one Health Science program at Georgian, you need only test once. You will be required, however, to pay an administration fee for each additional program. Only qualified applicants should write the HOAE test. Please ensure that you meet (or will meet) eligibility to the programs to which you’ve applied.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SELECTION for some Health Sciences Programs
- Programs starting Fall 2013 and Winter 2014
- Reserve your spot for your admissions selection test
- Applicants requesting off-site testing
- must download and complete the Off-Site Testing Request form and
- submit it no later than 10 days prior to the testing date.
Marine Programs, Owen Sound
School of Design and Visual Art
The School of Design and Visual Art will be reviewing portfolios until all programs are full. There are two ways to submit your portfolio for review:
- IN PERSON (preferred):
Attend one of our Portfolio Review / Information Sessions being held in January and March annually. Your portfolio will be returned at the end of the Information Session.*
- BY MAIL/COURIER:
For applicants unable to attend a Portfolio Review / Information Session described above or who apply after March.*
PLEASE NOTE: If you send your portfolio via courier or mail, your portfolio will not be returned unless you provide prepaid postage or prepaid courier. To collect your portfolio in person, call 705‑728‑1968, ext. 1255 to confirm that your portfolio is ready for pick-up. Send your portfolio to:
Georgian College School of Design & Visual Art
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Attention: Portfolio Review Committee
* Please download our Portfolio Review Information 2013-2014 document to obtain detailed information on “Portfolio Review / Information Sessions”, “Portfolio Criteria”, and “How Your Portfolio Is Evaluated”.