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First Steps

The Stanstead College experience instills in its graduates the skills, knowledge and values necessary to achieve their goals and to contribute to their communities as responsible, global citizens.
Our Admissions team will be happy to guide you through the application process, answer your questions and help make the transition to Stanstead College a smooth one. The following will help you understand what to expect when you decide to apply to Stanstead College.

Because Stanstead College looks at every student as an individual, the admission process can vary depending on the needs of the student and his or her family. However, the basic process is as follows (at right):
It’s not often you find a community of easygoing people whose sense of family is as strong as at Stanstead. Across age, gender, religion and any other differences we may have, what makes Stanstead so special is its ability to bring everyone together.
- Andrew Bouchard, 2021, is studying Life Sciences at Queen's University

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Contact Us

    Contact a member of the Admissions team. If possible, visit the school during a Campus Visit Day or by appointment.
  • 2. Complete an application

    You can find the link anywhere on our website. The application should include:
    • $100 CAD application fee;
    • a recent photo of the applicant;
    • a copy of the applicant's birth certificate, family registry or certificate of family relations (English translation required where applicable);
    • references from the applicant's principal (English/French), teacher (English/French) and personal reference (English/French);
    • a statement of interest from the applicant written in English providing some insight into the applicant’s current interests as well as what he or she would like to get out of attending Stanstead College;
    • copy of applicant’s most recent school report as well as preceding year’s final report;
    • TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, IELTS or Duolingo test score for all applicants whose first language is not English (see “English Proficiency Recommendations”).

    Application en français
  • 3. Write the admissions test

    The admissions test to is administered at the school during the campus visit or online. SSAT results (where available), if recently written by the student, may be submitted in lieu of the admissions test. Contact us for more information.
  • 4. Have an interview

    This can be in person or online with a member of our Admissions team. Tell us why Stanstead College will be a better place by accepting you.
  • 5. Acceptance!

    Applications are received and accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. However, it is important to note that places are limited. Priority will be given to applications submitted before the end of March.

    All non-Canadian students must obtain a Certificate of Acceptance from Quebec (CAQ) and a Canadian Study Permit to study at Stanstead College in Canada. More information here.
Stanstead College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in its educational programs, admission and hiring practices, or any of its school activities.