[h2]How to get admission into Universities in the Canada (university application process and how to apply, supporting documents, etc)[/h2]
Studying in Canada is becoming more and more popular idea among international students. There are numerous reasons which have led students to choose Canadian universities and colleges over their competitors. Among the top-leading reasons behind a decision like this is the great ease with which students can apply and choose from various study programs.
The following is a list of all the necessary and relevant documents and information needed to successfully apply to colleges and universities in Canada:
• Official Transcripts: you will need to submit one certified copy for each and every post secondary institution you have attended. For each transcript to be official, they must be received in sealed envelopes sent directly from either the issuing institution or a certified Application Center.
• Application fee: this is usually non-refundable. It will not be used ounted towards tuition fees. It is crucial because application will not be processed unless the fee is received. If you are applying online, you can use an applicable credit card. If you are applying via regular mail, then you pay via a check or money order. Make sure the name and address are correct to avoid any problems or delays.
• Letters of reference: universities usually require two letters of reference and academic references are preferred over professional references even though both types will be accepted. Those being asked will be required to fill out a template and include any relevant documents submitted on the behalf of the applicant. Then it must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and submitted along with the remaining necessary documents.
• Letter of intent: this is also referred to as a Plan of Study. This plan is usually one or two pages and clarifies the student’s objective in choosing a certain program over the rest, or if applying to a graduate program, the reasons behind the student’s decision to continue and further his or her education. Students can include relevant work and study experiences and career aspirations.
• Application for financial support: it is crucial to check the deadlines for scholarships. It is usually in the month of October of the year before your date of admission.
• Proof of citizenship: this can be a birth certificate or a copy of a passport
• Proof of English language proficiency: this is only for those students whose first language is not English. The following are acceptable forms of English language proficiency tests:
o TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum score of 237 on the computer-based test is required.
o CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test). This test is an alternate test only for applicants who do not have access to TOEFL. The minimum acceptable score is 60, with at least 60 in Writing Proficiency.
o MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum acceptable score is 85.
o IELTS (International English language Testing Services). The minimum acceptance score is 6.5.