FAQs

What is the application deadline?

Sheridan will accept applications for admission up to the fifth day of the term provided there are still seats available in the program. To find out which programs are accepting applications please go to the Program Status page on our website, www.sheridancollege.ca and select the start term.
For the September intake all applications received by February 1 will be considered equally for admission. Due to the volume of applications received by ontariocolleges.ca prospective students who apply earlier, especially to oversubscribed programs, may benefit from additional time in the application process. It is critical to apply by February 1 as applications to some programs may close on February 1. Programs that are still open after this date will continue to accept applications until the program is full or until the fifth day of class.
Applications to programs for January and May are processed year round until the program is full or until the fifth day of class.

What prerequisites does my student need?

Each program requires specific admission requirements. Please visit the full-time program page and select your program then look for the Admission Requirements.
Admission to Sheridan is very competitive and students who meet, even exceed, our minimum requirements may not necessarily receive an offer. Admission is given to the student who has the highest average and/or highest scores for other selection requirements i.e. portfolios, resume, testing. The average needed for admission to a program fluctuates from intake to intake depending on the pool of applications we receive. Please click here to view the average academic GPAs used for admission to Sheridan’s highly competitive programs in recent years. These grades should only be used as a guideline as the minimum grade requirements for programs can vary with each intake.

How does my student apply?

Domestic applicants apply online at ontariocolleges.ca.
There is a non-refundable fee to apply.
To contact ontariocolleges.ca
Email: Ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or Phone: 1 888.892.2228 (toll free in Canada) or 519 763.4725

International applicants, please visit our International Centre for more information.

Is my student eligible for financial aid?

Ontario Student Assistance Plan – OSAP:
To apply for OSAP , a student must be a Canadian citizen, or a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a Protected Person as defined in subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), have a permanent Social Insurance Number and have lived in Ontario for the previous 12 months while not studying full time at a Post-Secondary institution.
Sheridan Assistance Programs:
To apply to Sheridan Assistance Programs a student must be studying full time in a Post-Secondary program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate, meet Ontario residency requirements as defined by OSAP and demonstrate financial need.

My child has medical/dental coverage. Why must he pay for the SSUI plan?

The Sheridan SU Health and Dental Plan is a valuable service provided by Sheridan Student Union to fill the gaps left by provincial health care.
If your student is already covered by an extended health and dental plan, they can opt out of the Sheridan SU Health and Dental plan by providing proof of other equivalent health and dental coverage.
Opt outs can ONLY be processed within the Change-of-Coverage period.
Visit www.ihaveaplan.ca for more information or telephone Studentcare at 1-866-358-4430.

I pay the fees. Why can’t I access my student’s account?

Due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Sheridan is not able to provide any information about a student/applicant unless the student/applicant has provided express written permission allowing a second party to have access to their information or accounts at Sheridan.
Visit our website for more details.

Can you tell me how my student is doing?

Due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Sheridan is not able to provide any information about a student/applicant unless the student/applicant has provided express written permission allowing a second party to have access to their information or accounts at Sheridan.
Visit our website for more details.

Do you have security on campus?

Sheridan Security is open 24/7 to ensure your personal safety and protection.
Sheridan has blue and yellow emergency poles outside on the campus grounds and yellow emergency boxes within the campus hallways. At the touch of a button, these devices offer students a direct link to Security. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their locations in advance.
Campus security also provides an escort service for students. Security staff will happily accompany students from anywhere on campus to their car or bus stop.

Does my student need a computer?

Sheridan offers programs that incorporate the use of a laptop computer to enhance the delivery of the curricula, with over 9,000 students benefiting from the integration of laptop computers into their learning experience. Programs designated mobile require that all enrolled students have a laptop computer. To see if a program is designated mobile refer to the individual program page.
To confirm a program’s laptop requirements, if any, please visit Mobile Computing. The use of laptop computers in other Sheridan programs is optional and laptops are not required. Sheridan does not rent, lease or sell laptops

Will my first-year student be guaranteed residence?

Sheridan offers three on-campus residences, one at the Davis Campus and two at the Trafalgar Road Campus. Students attending the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga can conveniently live at the Davis Residence and utilize the Sheridan Shuttle bus to travel between campuses.
There are a few key deadlines for acceptance.
● March 31: First-year students who complete the application process by March 31 are automatically accepted into residence. Shortly after March 31 these students will receive notification via email on what to do next. *Please note terms and conditions to this offer do apply.
● May 1: All returning students, in addition to first year students who apply between April 1 and May 1 will be entered into a lottery for acceptance. Shortly after May 1 these students will receive notification via email on what to do next. Students who apply after May 1 will either be sent an acceptance email (if space is available), or will be informed that they are on a waiting list (if applicable).
Please visit the Residence homepage for more information on our residences, including the online application form.

My student has a disability. Who do I talk to about accommodations?

Accessible Learning Services facilitates equal access for eligible students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable academic accommodations and support services. Accessible Learning Services provides transition sessions and various workshops that focus on self-advocacy and independence. Some of the services offered include testing accommodations, note-taking, and interpreters.
Please visit Accessible Learning Services on our website by clicking here.