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OCAD Admission Requirements

OCAD University Admission Requirements, for Ontario Secondary school, Canadian High school applicants, International high school applicants, International Baccalaureates.

OCAD University Admission is ongoing for all interested candidates who want to apply for admission into OCAD.

OCAD Admission Requirements

OCAD Admission Requirements and Processes are as follows:


To gain Admission into the OCAD University’s undergraduate programs applicant must meet maximum academic entrance requirements and submit:

For the international applicant:

  • declaration of Intent (it’s required for all programs) and
  • Portfolio (required for all studio BFA, BDes programs) or
  • Writing illustration (required for the BA in Visual and vital Studies)
  • certified transcripts
  • English Language aptitude Test results (if required)

For Ontario Secondary School applicants:

  • Successful achievement of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U or EAE4U) with a bare minimum ultimate grade of 70%
  • A total of at least six Grade 12 U or M level courses (including ENG4U or EAE4U) with a maximum general academic standard of 70%

Note: any applicants that their first language is not English language and who have not completed at least four successive years of high school in an English-medium school system you are also required to submit a successful English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) results in addition to ENG4U.

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