St. Lawrence College
About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College is a post-secondary institution located in Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967 and is named after the St. Lawrence River. The college has three main campuses: Kingston Campus in Kingston, Brockville Campus in Brockville, and Cornwall Campus in Cornwall. St. Lawrence College offers a wide range of programs and courses in various fields of study, including business, health sciences, applied arts, technology, skilled trades, and more. The college provides both diploma and certificate programs, as well as continuing education and online learning options. The college is known for its strong focus on applied learning and career readiness. It emphasizes hands-on training, practical experience, and industry connections to prepare students for the workforce. Many programs include co-operative education placements or field placements, allowing students to gain real-world experience in their chosen field. In addition to its academic programs, St. Lawrence College is involved in applied research and innovation. It collaborates with industry partners to address real-world challenges and contribute to economic development in the region.
School of Business:
This faculty offers programs in business administration, marketing, accounting, human resources, entrepreneurship, international business, and more. Students gain a solid foundation in business principles and develop skills relevant to the corporate world.
School of Health Sciences:
This faculty focuses on healthcare and allied health programs. It offers programs such as nursing, practical nursing, paramedic, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy, pharmacy technician, and personal support worker. The faculty prepares students for careers in various healthcare settings.
School of Applied Science and Computing:
This faculty provides programs in areas such as computer programming, computer networking, environmental technology, culinary management, and tourism and travel. Students acquire technical skills and knowledge applicable to their chosen fields.
School of Justice and Community Development:
This faculty offers programs related to criminal justice, community and social services, and early childhood education. Students learn about legal studies, community development, social work, and child and youth care.
School of Skilled Trades and Tourism:
This faculty focuses on trades and tourism-related programs. It offers programs in areas such as carpentry, electrical, welding, plumbing, tourism and hospitality management, and culinary skills. Students gain hands-on experience and develop practical skills.
School of Media, Arts, and Design:
This faculty provides programs in creative arts and media-related fields. It includes programs in areas such as graphic design, animation, photography, fine arts, journalism, radio broadcasting, and television production. Students explore their artistic talents and develop technical skills.
Admission Requirements at St. Lawrence College
- Academic Requirements: International students must meet the minimum academic requirements for admission. This typically includes the completion of secondary education that is equivalent to Canadian high school completion. Applicants must submit their official transcripts or academic records, including course grades and graduation certificates. If these documents are not in English, they must be translated and officially certified.
- Students must also complete Program-Specific Prerequisite courses.
- English Language Proficiency: International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Accepted language proficiency tests include the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or other equivalent exams. Students must obtain a minimum score of 6.0 overall on the IELTS academic test, a score of 78 on the TOEFL iBT test, or a score of 105 on the Duolingo test. Please not that the minimum score requirements may vary by program.
- To apply for Graduate Certificate and Degree Programs students must obtain a minimum score of 6.5 overall on the IELTS academic test, a score of 83 on the TOEFL iBT test, or a score of 115 on the Duolingo test.
- Supporting Documents: International students may be required to provide additional supporting documents, such as a personal statements, letters of recommendation, and/or a resume/CV. These documents can help provide a comprehensive overview of the applicant’s qualifications and experiences.
Tuition, Fees and Refund Policy
- Bachelor of Business Administration Tuition: $21,722 CAD
- Certificates & Diploma Programs Tuition: $9,000 CAD – $16,672 CAD
- English as a Second Language (ESL) – Level 1 & Level 2 Tuition: $6,057 CAD
- English as a Second Language (ESL) – Level 3 & Level 4 Tuition: $6,830 CAD
- Post-Graduate & Fast-Track Programs Tuition: $16, 130 CAD – $16,672 CAD
- Tuition Deposit: $2350.00 CAD due 21 days from date of application
- Application Fee: $100 CAD
- Homestay Placement Fee: $250 CAD
- International Transcript Assessment Fee: $75 CAD – $120 CAD
- Books Fee: $400 CAD – $800 CAD start-up cost
- International Health Insurance Fee:
- $736 CAD /Fall start
- $490 CAD /Winter start
- $245 CAD /Spring start
St. Lawrence College offers a refund option for prepaid tuition fees in the event that an applicant is denied a student Visa. The college requires the applicant to submit a valid Visa denial letter issued by the Canadian High Commission within 10 days of the semester’s start. Upon verification of the letter’s authenticity, St. Lawrence College will process the refund, deducting a $150CAD refund processing fee.
International students are welcome to submit their applications at any time throughout the year, based on their convenience and individual circumstances. However, some programs are very competitive, hence in order to be eligible for admission to these programs, it is necessary to submit your application before the Equal Consideration Date of February 1st.
Tuition Payment Deadline:
- Fall 2023 – September 6, 2023
- Winter 2024 – January 9, 2024
- Spring 2023 – May 2, 2023
Facilities at St. Lawrence College
Academic and Research Facilities:
- Classrooms and Laboratories: St. Lawrence College has well-equipped classrooms and specialized laboratories that cater to different academic programs. These spaces provide students with a conducive learning environment and access to the necessary tools and equipment for their studies.
- Libraries: The college has libraries on each campus that offer extensive collections of books, journals, and other educational resources. Students can access research materials, study spaces, computer workstations, and receive assistance from librarians.
- Learning Commons: The Learning Commons is a collaborative space that combines library resources with academic support services. It provides access to computers, group study areas, tutoring services, and assistance with research and writing.
- Computer Labs and Wi-Fi: St. Lawrence College offers computer labs equipped with the latest technology and software for student use. Additionally, Wi-Fi access is available across the campuses, allowing students to connect their personal devices to the internet.
Recreational and Athletic Facilities:
- Athletics and Recreation: St. Lawrence College campuses may feature sports facilities such as gyms, fitness centers, sports fields, and courts. Students can participate in intramural sports, fitness classes, and recreational activities to stay active and engage in a healthy lifestyle.
- Residence Halls: St. Lawrence College offers on-campus residence halls at certain campuses. These halls provide furnished rooms or suites that typically include a bed, desk, chair, and storage space. Common areas such as kitchens, lounges, and laundry facilities are available for student use. Residence halls often foster a sense of community through organized activities and events.
- Apartment-Style Housing: Some campuses offer apartment-style housing options for students. These apartments typically feature private bedrooms and shared common spaces, such as living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Apartment-style housing provides students with more independence and the opportunity to develop life skills.
- Off-Campus Housing Assistance: St. Lawrence College may also provide support and resources to assist students in finding off-campus housing. The college offers guidance on rental listings, homestay, and general advice on securing suitable accommodation in the local area.
- Cafeterias and Dining Areas: Each campus typically has dining facilities where students can purchase meals, snacks, and beverages. These areas provide a space for students to socialize and grab a bite to eat between classes.
- Student Lounges and Common Areas: There are designated student lounges and common areas where students can relax, socialize, and engage in informal discussions. These spaces often have comfortable seating, tables, and sometimes recreational facilities like pool tables or gaming consoles.
- Health and Wellness Services: The college promotes student well-being by offering health services, counseling, and support. These services may include access to health clinics, counseling sessions, and resources to promote physical and mental well-being.
- Parking and Transportation: St. Lawrence College offers parking lots or designated parking spaces for students who commute to campus. Additionally, some campuses may have access to public transportation or shuttle services to facilitate commuting.
St. Lawrence College offers scholarships and financial aid options to both domestic and international students. These scholarships are designed to recognize academic achievement, leadership potential, and community involvement.
- Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarships: St. Lawrence College offers entrance scholarships to incoming international students based on their academic achievement. These scholarships may have specific GPA requirements and may be up to $1,000 CAD.
- Canadian Experience Scholarships: This scholarship is offered to international students who have graduated from a Canadian High School, College, or University other than St. Lawrence College. The scholarship amount, which can reach up to $1,000 CAD, will be credited to the recipient’s student account and can be used to offset the tuition fees for the second semester.
- SLC Loyalty Scholarships: This scholarship is offered to international students who are planning on taking two different academic programs at St. Lawrence College.
To be eligible, the student must have successfully finished the first semester of their academic program at SLC and have accepted and paid the deposit for the second program. The scholarship amount, which can reach up to $1,000 CAD, will be credited to the recipient’s student account and can be used to offset the tuition fees for the second semester.
We offer pre-evaluation of your documents including transcripts and English language proficiency results prior to applying to your program of choice. Additionally, we offer assistance and provide guidance in constructing optimal resumes and personal statements if required for admission. lastly, we provide a checklist of all the required documents for admission and assist you with applying for residency as well.