Requesting for the Application form
There are some differences in the application process if you are applying to colleges and universities in different province of Canada.
Send enquiries at least 15 to 18 months before the proposed date of admission. There are three ways to get application forms.
-Requesting Application Forms from University : You can request application forms from the universities website directly by filling out a form online to request for the application material.
-Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.
-Requesting Applications from Canadian Education Centre(CEC) at different locations : You can get application forms for all the universities from Canadian Education Centre in your city. You can either visit them personally or email them for the forms.Follow the link to find out about CEC locations. For More info click:http://www.studycanada.ca/india/index.htm
It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills "listening, reading, writing and speaking" for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. You must apply to a test centre to take TOEFL test prior to the test date. For More info click: http://www.ets.org
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) has been developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to evaluate the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning , critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study. The scores of this standardized test helps any accredited graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, to assess the advanced study potential of their prospective students and to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The Institution may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. Non-accredited institutions, approved by the GRE Board, can also receive the scores of the applicants. For More info click: http://www.ets.org/gre
Graduate Management Admissions Test or GMAT is a Standardizes test for MBA aspirants. This test is designed to evaluate the potential of students by assessing their mathematical, verbal and analytical writing skills. GMAT test, initially prepared for use by the Institutes/Universities of U.S. offering programs in management and business, is now used as a criterion for allotting admission to students globally by more than 1700 universities/institutes. The GMAT is designed and administered by Pearson Vue at the behest of Graduate Management Admission Council or GMAC. It is Pearson Vue which reports the test score to the universities and institutes For More info click: www.gmac.com/GMAT
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to LSAC-member law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non"ABA"approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world. The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others. For More info click: http://www.lsac.org/LSAT/about-the-lsat.asp
Documents required For Undergraduate Study
Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or another undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts of the qualifying exams. The form should be filled out by a school authority like the principal or a headmaster. This form should indicate your whole school experience in relation to the other students in your class to help admission committees judge your performance in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments during the school tenure. Due to variation in the styles of scoring ask your school to attach a guide to the grading standards used in your educational system and your school.Also the ranking system used in your school should be clearly highlighted. Transcripts should be translated by the issuing authority into English for those issued in a language other than English otherwise it may not be accepted by the University.
Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose is the single most important part of the application form, that will introduce the applicant to the admissions committee. It will also give a brief of the applicant`s current career path and professional interests and goals for the future. For More info click: www.statementofpurpose.com/
Letter of Recommendation One of the most important elements of your college application is the Letter of recommendation. It is a signed statement from preferably a teacher who knows you well and has taught you in a subject that is related to the course you are applying to. The letter should list your positive and negative qualities, useful skills (e.g., computer, statistical, or interpersonal skills), related experiences (extracurricular, work experience, clubs, volunteer work), information about the student that can portray a true picture of the candidate to the reader. A good letter might also provide information about the student`s development and achievements over time. Therefore you need to choose a teacher who knows you well to write your letter.
Graduate Study Transcripts reflecting your past academic record such as your of undergraduate studies and school record are the most important deciding factors in securing admission to a college abroad.
Most schools require you to have a good academic record especially for programs and courses offering a master`s or doctoral degree. Each university has its own minimum requirement for its programs, which are flexible depending on the candidate`s profile and the course applied for. Each Universities in Canada have their own marking and evaluation systems.Do not convert your marks one one education system to the Canadian Grade Point Average system since the conversion may not be accurate. You must attach guide from your college to indicate the scoring system in your class and/or university. The letter may also indicate your place as compared to the class and the university average and the number of students in the class and the number of colleges and students in the university. Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript (mark-sheets) from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects/credits involved (for each year) and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript (mark-sheets) to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one copy of the transcript. If the transcripts are in a language other than English, then they must be translated into English only by the issuing authority or university otherwise it may not be accepted.