Sheridan College


At Sheridan, student success is at the heart of what we do. From comprehensive student services to dedicated faculty and hard-working staff, our mission is to ensure that our students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. That commitment is reflected in our graduation rate, which is the highest in the Greater Toronto Area.

That’s not all that sets Sheridan apart. Our programs, faculty and staff have won more national awards of excellence than any college in Canada. Our alumni lead successful businesses, win Academy and Gemini awards, perform on stages across North America and around the world, and make invaluable contributions in the health care and community service fields. With more than 100,000 alumni to date, Sheridan graduates have made a significant difference in building our communities, both socially and economically.

We’re also proud of the growth in our degree programs, offered in disciplines that reflect our strengths in the arts, business, technology and community service fields. With many new and exciting degrees planned for the future, this is an increasingly popular and practical option for students who want a well-rounded credential that blends theoretical and applied learning.

While academic achievement is a high priority, we also aim to offer our students a well-rounded experience that allows them to develop their interests, values and goals. Whether it be through athletics, student government, social clubs, community volunteer work or mentoring fellow students – there are countless ways to enrich your experience here, and enhance your resume at the same time. The quality of our graduates is evident in the 95% satisfaction rate reported by employers who have hired them.

Whether you come to us for a diploma, graduate certificate or degree, you’ll find a learning environment that is fuelled by innovation and creativity, enhanced by the latest technology, and supported by extensive services dedicated to your success.

Jeff Zabudsky, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Why choose Sheridan College?
Admission Requirements

Certain circumstances and some programs require students to complete pre-admission testing to determine eligibility to meet Sheridan’s admission requirements.

  • Mature student tests are for applicants over the age of 19 who do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
  • Equivalency Tests are used for applicants who lack a course requirement for admission.
  • English Proficiency tests are written when an applicant’s credential is from another country. Applicants with valid TOEFL or IELTS results that meet the admission requirements may be exempt from taking the English Proficiency Assessment.
  • Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) is a standardized pre-admission test for all applicants to some Health Science programs.
Full-time Tuition

Students are considered full-time if they take more than 70% of the required credits or 2/3 of the required courses for their program.

Full-Time Tuition Fee per Term
  •   Year One – $1,375.00
  •   Year Two – $1,375.00
  •   Year Three – $1,375.00
  •   Year Four – $1,375.00

For more detailed information about full-time tuition fees for individual programs please see the 2015–2016 Full-time Tuition Guide.

Tuition fees are regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training and a change could be made by action of the Ontario Government.

International Students

Tuition fees for students who attend on a student visa are $6,788.00 per term unless otherwise stipulated on your invoice. Tuition fees for some postsecondary and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs are set at a higher rate and vary according to the program.

How to apply

International student application guidelines

If you are applying for a bachelor or master programme, this information will help you to do it correctly.
Check admission requirements
Send electronic application to the IUBH
Receive acceptance form & transfer deposit to reserve study place
Receive offer letter & tuition contract
Apply for visa
Receive confirmation of enrolment in the IUBH

English Language Requirement

All applicants to Sheridan must demonstrate competency in English.  Domestic and International applicants with international documentation and transcripts who wish to waive the standardized testing English requirements (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS), must present evidence of a minimum of three years of full-time study in an English language SECONDARY school and/or school system (i.e. the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English), regardless of the primary language used in that country.

Successful completion of at least two years of study in a recognized college in English is sufficient to demonstrate competency in English.

Successful completion of at least one year of study in a recognized university, or successful completion of a one-year Post Graduate certificate at a recognized college in English is sufficient to demonstrate competency in English.

Sheridan reserves the right to require proof of proficiency in English from any applicant, or applicants, from individual schools, school systems, regions or countries.  Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Sheridan recognizes the following assessments and minimum scores for admission consideration (only one (1) official result is required):

Postsecondary Applicants* TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5
Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes) 70%
Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment) 4.0 – Listening Band

4.0 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 7 – WritingOntario College Graduate Certificate Applicants TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0 Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes)75% Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment)4.5 – Listening Band

4.5 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 8 – WritingApplied Degree ApplicantsTOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0 Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes) 75% Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment)4.5 – Listening Band

4.5 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 8 – Writing

* English proficiency requirements for the Pharmacy Technician program (PPHTO) are as follows:  TOEFL 91 (21L, 25W, 23S, 22R); IELTS 6.5 Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0.


The Accessible Learning Services Office facilitates equal access for eligible students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable academic accommodations and support services. Accommodation plans and services are tailored to correspond with the disability related needs of each student and are determined based on the documentation provided and program specific requirements. We continually strive to cultivate a college culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of students. Emphasis is placed on students’ ability and independence to empower them to realize their academic potential and personal responsibilities.

Here are just a few ways your Sheridan undergraduate education gets you further ahead.

Creative Campus = inspired learning

Our Creative Campus empowers you with practical skills and problem-solving knowhow, gets you collaborating with a diverse range of students and professors ― and delivers a unique learning environment that inspires.

Purposeful programs that empower you

Our programs are purposeful in every way: outcomes, career-readiness, social responsibility, and life and work skills. Enjoy a wide range of programs and degree offerings ― including certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas, and bachelor’s degrees. Flexible streams give you more choice to pursue your education, your way.

Great undergraduate teaching

Learn from professors with the industry expertise you expect, and a passion to teach that makes your education formative, informative and stimulating. Small class sizes also offer you more face time with your professors.

Live a big student life

Be surrounded by enthusiastic students enjoying the diverse extra-curricular experiences at each campus, in our local communities and throughout our GTA home.

Applied research for advanced knowledge

Our applied research approach means you work directly with instructors and industry partners on research projects that will advance your education and career. Gain practical, career-enhancing experience that keeps your education in tune with the latest in the field.

Centres of Excellence for forward-looking learning

Our seven Centres of Excellence are research hubs where students, industry, government and faculty collaborate to advance knowledge and solve problems. They connect you to the future.

Graduates who are tops in employer satisfaction

Among colleges in the GTA, Sheridan takes top-spot in a survey of employer satisfaction of its graduates. Your Sheridan education will be recognized and respected by employers.

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