Individuals applying for admission to Heritage must be Christians who desire further training for life and ministry. Admission to the College is not limited by ethnicity, gender, or national origin.

Admission into a Certificate Program

Applicants from Ontario must have:

  • Completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 65% overall
  • Six Grade 12 courses at the U, M or C level
  • One of the six courses must be English with a 60% or above

Courses completed at the “E” (or, workplace) level, and co-op courses, will not be considered in the calculation of the average.

Admission into a Degree Program

Applicants from Ontario must have:

  • completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 65% overall
  • six university preparatory Grade 12 courses; four of these must be U level courses and the other two must be either U or M level,
  • a minimum grade of 60% in each eligible Grade 12 course, and
  • One of the six courses must be U level English with a 60% or above

It is further suggested that students have an additional grade 12 “U” level English course and a grade 12 “U” level History course.

Students who wish to pursue a degree at Heritage but do not meet the Academic requirements may be placed into the Track to Degree program.

Home School Students

Applicants who are homeschooled must come to Heritage to write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT). Students must score a Grade 10 level to be admitted to a Certificate Program and a Grade 12 or above to be admitted into a Degree Program.

Alternatively, students may submit an SAT score. Students must score 950 out of 1600, or 1420 out of 2400 for entrance to a degree. Students who have scored below 950 or 1420 may be considered on a case-by-case basis, for admission to a certificate.

Mature Students

Students who are 21 years of age and older and who have not earned a Grade 12 Diploma (an OSSD) may apply for admission to Heritage as a mature student. Applicants may be required to come to Heritage to write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT). Students must score a Grade 10 level to be admitted to a Certificate Program and a Grade 12 or above to be admitted into a Degree Program.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another post-secondary institution will have their high school transcript as well as their post-secondary studies assessed. Official transcripts must be submitted to Heritage from all institutions attended.

Music Program Admission

In addition to the regular application procedure, an audition is required for students desiring to enter a music program at Heritage. Applicants to the music program are required to pass an audition before their application can be submitted to the Admissions Committee for final approval. The audition will include an interview, a musical aptitude test, and the performance of two contrasting pieces of music.

Canadian Students from Provinces Outside Ontario

Students from provinces and territories outside Ontario must have a Grade 12 Diploma with requisite courses for university entrance. Students from Quebec must have one year CEGEP, a McGill Senior School Certificate, or a Senior High School Leaving Certificate.

International Students

Students from the United States of America are assessed individually. Generally, students with a majority of courses taken at a college entrance level are granted university entrance status. Students should supply official SAT scores if available. American students must have a valid study permit that can be obtained at port of entry or at the nearest Canadian Consulate. A student will need an acceptance letter, evidence of sufficient funds/financial support, and health insurance to obtain a study permit. This permit must be presented prior to enrollment.

Students from all other countries are advised to apply at least nine months before their planned enrollment date to allow time for processing, acquiring permits and visas, etc. Students are admitted on the basis of graduation from a recognized high school. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide documentation that verifies the level of their high school training.

Transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent from all schools previously attended. Transcripts that are not written in English must be translated and notarized by an official translating company and sent directly to Heritage.

English Language Requirements: Proof of English language proficiency is normally required of all international students with the exception of citizens from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and countries of the West Indies (except Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, and St. Lucia).

Heritage accepts the following language proficiency tests:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, and a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. Tests can be booked at Heritage’s institutional code is: 1498.

2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

3. The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

  • Students must achieve a minimum level of 7 on the CELPIP-General. Tests can be booked at

Study Permit and Visa: International students must obtain a valid study permit, and in some cases a visa, to study in Canada. To obtain a permit and, if necessary, a visa, international students must apply through Canadian Immigration officials in their home country or online at the Government of Canada’s official website. Students cannot begin their studies until the necessary immigration documents have been approved. To obtain more information on Canadian Immigration policies and procedures, see the Canadian government website at

It is strongly recommended that all applicants have a local support network (welcoming church, local agency, relatives, or other significant persons). This will contribute to the strength of an application.

International students are only accepted for fall term registration. Students will not be enrolled in studies unless the funds required for the first term of studies have been paid (tuition, emergency health insurance for one year, and if applicable, residence costs).

More Information

For further information, please refer to the current College Academic Catalogue or contact an Admissions Counsellor.