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Admission Requirements

Humber uses academic information such as credentials, courses and grades and, in the case of many programs, the results of secondary requirements to determine an applicant’s eligibility for admission. Each program has a specific set of admission requirements which can be viewed on the individual program pages.

Before you apply
Before you apply, be sure that you understand and will meet the minimum admission requirement by the start of the first day of class. If you have any questions about admissions, contact an Admissions representative. Humber’s programs are competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The best qualified applicants receive the first admission offers.

Grade or GPA requirements
All programs have academic requirements. Where specific courses, grades or GPAs are required to meet minimum eligibility, these are listed. If Grade 12 courses are required, Grade 11 marks will be used to calculate admission eligibility. Conditional offers can be made on the basis of Grade 11 marks, and proof of completion of Grade 12 courses must be provided before the start of classes.

Applicants outside of Ontario
Applicants that have attended secondary school outside Ontario must prove that his or her educational standing is equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
For all Canadian provinces or territories, successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma is required. For the province of Quebec, Secondary V is required.

English Language Proficiency Policy
All applicants must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

International Applicants
International applicants should review admission equivalents by country.

All programs have academic requirements. Where specific courses, grades or GPAs are required to meet minimum eligibility, these are listed. 

If Grade 12 courses are required, Grade 11 marks will be used to calculate admission eligibility. Conditional offers can be made on the basis of Grade 11 marks, and proof of completion of Grade 12 courses must be provided before the start of classes.

Applicants that have attended secondary school outside Ontario must prove that his or her educational standing is equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

For all Canadian provinces or territories, successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma is required. For the province of Quebec, Secondary V is required.

All applicants must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

International applicants should review admission equivalents by country

Secondary Requirements

Certain Humber programs have secondary requirements, such as portfolios, tests and auditions, which are used to demonstrate eligibility for admission. Review the details of the secondary requirements, including what to submit, how and when, or how to register for an on-campus secondary requirement.

The example below indicates where the "View Secondary Requirements" link is found under the "Selection Includes Secondary Requirements" section within the Admission Requirements tab on the program pages.

Applicant Categories

Applicants will be in one of four applicant categories, depending on certain factors including age, secondary school experience and postsecondary school experience.

Secondary School Applicants

An applicant is considered a secondary school applicant if they are currently registered in, or have graduated from secondary school, and have no postsecondary experience. Humber uses your secondary school courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

Selection Procedures

Find out more about admission into highly competitive programs, types of offers, waitlists and the review/re-admission process.

Limited Enrolment Programs

Certain programs are highly competitive, and receive a sufficient number of qualified applicants to fill the program by February 1 for the fall semester. To have the best chance of being accepted to a limited enrolment program, apply before the February 1 equal consideration date. Applicants who apply after February 1 are only considered if space remains in the program. For winter and summer semesters, applicants are considered and admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Types of Offers

For information about the different types of admissions offer (Conditional Offer, etc.), please visit the Types of Offers page.

Waitlists

Applicants placed on a waitlist will be advised in writing should seats become available. Students should check MyHumber for the latest admissions information. Waitlists will be maintained until September only. After September, those remaining on a waitlist must reapply to the program the following year and repeat all components of the admission process for that program (e.g. interview, testing, etc.). Applicants placed on a waitlist should not assume that they will automatically be granted admission the following year. Applicants placed on a waitlist for a program that also has a scheduled January or May intake may be offered admission for the next session, without the need to reapply. The Admissions Office will contact applicants with further information.

International students will be provided with offers of admission as early as December to allow them to apply for the necessary visas.

Admissions Review Process

Applicants who would like additional feedback about an admission decision can contact an admissions officer at the campus where they applied.

Following that process, applicants may choose to launch a formal admissions appeal. Additional information can be obtained in Academic Regulations.

Re-admission

Students whose studies have been considerably interrupted will be required to petition the college for re-admission. Information about this process can be obtained in Academic Regulations.