While most programs at VCC accept students on a first-qualified, first-offered basis, some programs may admit students on a conditional basis.
Students enrolled at ILAC or ILSC University Pathway programs may apply for conditional admission in many of VCC’s programs, as long as all other requirements are met. Check this page for details about program eligibility and required levels. For more information about ILAC or ILSC University Pathway programs, contact ILAC or ILSC directly.
Currently enrolled Grade 12 students in Canada may apply for conditional admission in many of VCC’s programs, excluding competitive selection programs. Admission decisions will be granted based on the evaluation of current report cards and interim transcripts. Admission decisions are not guaranteed.
Students who are not from English-speaking countries must also submit proof of English or VCC's Pathway Language School letter of acceptance upon applying for conditional admission. Note that conditional admission decisions are at the discretion of VCC and may vary by country based on different educational systems.
Currently-enrolled students in the last semester of a university may apply for conditional admission in VCC’s Post-Degree Diploma programs. Admission decisions will be granted based on the evaluation of current transcripts or provisional certificates. Admission decisions are not guaranteed.
Students who are not from must also submit proof of English or VCC's letter of acceptance upon applying for conditional admission. Note that conditional admission decisions are at the discretion of VCC and may vary by country based on different educational systems.
Food Safe level 1 certificate is a requirement for some VCC programs. Students applying to Baking, Pastry and Culinary Arts programs may be admitted conditionally, and submit proof of Food Safe Level 1 certificate before the deadlines.
Students applying to competitive selection programs are not eligible for conditional admission.
Students that are conditionally admitted to VCC must fully meet the conditions of admission by the deadlines. Students who are unable to meet the conditions of admission by the stated deadlines may request a deferral of admission to the next available term. Deferral requests must be received a minimum of six weeks prior to the start date of your program. If a deferral of admission is not received before the deadline, the application may be withdrawn.
While most programs at VCC accept students on a first-qualified, first-offered basis, some programs admit students based on a competitive selection process. Competitive selection programs include:
Students applying to competitive selection programs are not considered for conditional admission. Applicants must meet all requirements to be included in the competitive selection process.
Admission deferrals are granted at the discretion of the Director of International Education and only in highly extenuating cases and on a restricted basis. Deferral of admission is for admitted students who already paid the tuition deposit. For applicants who wish to apply to a later intake, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A written request, emailed directly from the email account indicated on the original application form outlining the need for a deferral and detailed activities planned during that time, must be received by the International Education Department a minimum of six weeks before the program starts.
Deferred admission is subject to the availability of the program and may be granted to a maximum of one year. After the first deferral of admission is granted, students will be required to pay the application fee again for every subsequent deferral application.
Any change in study status may be updated with Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as per the requirements of the International Student Program.
As most programs at VCC are cohort-based, tuition deposits are program-specific and non-transferrable. Admitted students wishing to change to another program will be required to re-apply and pay application fees again. The non-refundable deposit will apply in program changes.
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