St. Clair College Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Windsor,Canada

  • Windsor,Canada
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Deeksha Thapliyal

A public community college located in Ontario, Canada, St. Clair College has been in the business of education for about 50 years. The college has spent around CAD 1.24 million in enhancing its amenities and resources since 2004. In addition to the above, the college also spent about CAD 3.7 million in improving its Student Center, which is the key space used by students for studying and interacting with others. With more than 13,000 students on its campus, the student-to-faculty ratio stands at 27:1. At Windsor Campus, the college has an 80,000-sq-ft SportsPlex where students can workout for free. It includes a 10,000-sq-ft fitness center, triple gym, and an elevated walking track, among others. The college is also a part of Ontario Learn, which is an alliance of all Ontario colleges that provide online learning. Ontario Learn allows you to register with and receive credit from St. Clair College. However, the course is taught by an instructor at another college.

In 2018, according to the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Survey conducted by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the 24 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, St. Clair had a Student Satisfaction Rate of 78%, 5% above the provincial average of Ontario. The college boasts of an 88.7% employer satisfaction rating and 84% graduate employment rate, with students gaining employment within six months of graduation. In India, the college has partnerships with St. Carmel School of Global Studies, Common Wealth Science & Technology Academy for Research, and KG Information Systems Private Limited.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

St. Clair College has 76 programs on offer for international students. These are the top five, most popular programs among international students:

  • Computer Systems Technician or Technology – Networking
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Business Administration Programs – Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Golf Management, International Business
  • Hospitality Management – Hotel and Restaurant

The college offers two degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science/Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Social Justice & Legal Studies (Honours)

Degree Completion/Transfer Agreements:

If you are a student looking to complete your degree or transfer to St. Clair, please contact the concerned department or visit the official college transfer website to check whether you qualify for the same.

Part-Time Programs:

  • Continuing Education: Offered in Spring
  • eCampus: Online academic program for students with jobs/commitments due to which they cannot attend regular school

For more information, please visit the official college website.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

As an international student, you will be required to have a Canadian Study Permit issued by the Canadian Embassy in order to study in Canada. You can apply for the same only after you have received an acceptance letter from the college.

The following are the minimum eligibility requirements for Indian students:

  • High school diploma and transcripts
  • The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 60 with no band below 50
  • IELTS 6.0 overall (individual band score not lower than 6.0)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Level 51
  • Duolingo (Score of 100)

Proficiency test results must not be over two years old from the date of submitting the application.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old or must have completed either Grade XII or Grade XII equivalent (Some exceptions may apply)
  • A certified copy of high school transcripts that have been translated into English

What all documents are needed for the application?

As an international student, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and XII grade transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test results (IELTS/PTE/Duolingo)

If you wish to apply for the Student Partners Program (SPP), you will need to provide English proficiency scores of IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5), no older than two years.

If you do not meet the minimum score requirements for TOEFL or IELTS, you will be required to write the English Proficiency Test (CanTEST) after arrival at the college. If you do not pass the CanTEST, you will need to register for the St. Clair College English as a Second Language (ESL) program before you become eligible for post-secondary programs.

Please note: Pharmacy Technician program has different requirements. Please check the college website for the same.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The college charges an application fee of CAD 125 at the time of filling the application. This fee is standard across all programs.

All payments are accepted through the International Payment Portal using a valid credit card, wire transfer or e-wallet. The portal saves you from the bank fees and exchange rate. You can even track your entire payment progress online.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the college?

The fee structure for St. Clair College will be different for every program, depending on the program requirements and expenses.

Example of Annual Standard Tuition Fees for a First-Year Student


Windsor (CAD)

Chatham (CAD)

Standard Tuition



Student Buildings -
Windsor Building



Student Buildings -
Windsor - Academic
Tower/Student Centre



Student Buildings -
Chatham Building



Student Buildings -
Chatham Student Centre



Student Buildings -
Chatham - Healthplex
Capital Equipment



Student Achievement
and Records -



Student Achievement
and Records -



Health Insurance



Athletics & Recreation -
Windsor Capital



Athletics & Recreation -
Windsor Operating



Athletics & Recreation -
Chatham Operating



Academic Support -
Student Representative



Academic Support -
Thames Student



Academic Support - St.
Clair College



Campus Safety -
Windsor Campus



Campus Safety -
Chatham Campus



Career Services



Student ID Cards



Health & Counselling



Total Ancillary Fees



Source: St. Clair College

*Fee is subject to change with progressive years. It is recommended to visit the official website of the university for latest information.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The Canadian Academic English Language Computer Edition (CAEL CE) is the scholarship that is offered to international students. Each year, two international students will be awarded scholarships worth CAD 4,000 each and two runner-ups will win scholarships worth CAD 500 each. Two international students each will be chosen from the following two categories:

  • International students currently studying in Canada
  • International students currently studying overseas

The following is the eligibility criteria for the examination:

  • Submit the CAEL CE Test for admission to a Canadian university/college as proof of proficiency in the English language
  • Score 70 or higher on the test
  • Complete the essay
  • Admitted or enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution

All scholarship aspirants need to take the CAEL CE Test between July 1 and April 30 of next year.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Admission to St. Clair College starts as early as a year prior to the beginning of the term. You must apply to the college as soon as possible, keeping in mind the Equal Consideration Dates for the two terms for which the college accepts admission. Equal Consideration Dates are the deadlines for guaranteed review of applications by the admissions committee.

The deadlines* for the two terms are:

  • Fall Term: Early-February
  • Winter Term: Mid-September

The college will continue to accept applications after the above-mentioned dates; however, these will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. If the college receives an excess of qualifying applications for a particular program, the applications received at by the Equal Consideration Date will get preference.

*Deadlines are subject to change, hence it is recommended to visit the official website of the university for latest information.

What are the steps to the application process?

Students may apply to the college directly through the official college website.

Step 1: Log on to the official college website and sign into the “International Application Portal”. You will be taken to the application portal for Ontario Colleges. Now, create a new account. As you were directed to the page through the official college website, your college choice will already be recorded as St. Clair College.

Step 2: You will be sent a link to activate your account on your official e-mail address. Clicking on that link will take you to the Welcome page of St. Clair College. This will allow you to start your application process for the said college.

Step 3: The application process consists of seven sub-parts that include:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Agency and Referrals
  3. Program Selection
  4. Education
  5. Supporting Documents
  6. Review
  7. Pay and Submit

Fill in all the information for all the above sections. It is important to keep all the required documents handy for this process like high school diploma/transcripts along with your passport. The last step of the application is the “Pay and Submit” section. Here, you would require a valid credit card in order to pay the mandatory application fee. Once you are done, you may review and submit the application.

Please note: It is not mandatory to complete the application all at once. You may fill in your details, save your progress, and return to it whenever you are ready.

The college does not require its applicants to sit for an interview.

When will I hear from the college after I submit my application?

As the applications are accepted through the Ontario Colleges portal, you may hear from St. Clair College earliest by early February. The college may keep accepting students depending on the number of applications and seats available per program. If accepted, you must respond to your offer letter latest by early May. In case you miss the deadline, your application may still be considered if your program of choice has open spots. However, that is up to chance and does not guarantee admission.

Note: All your admission updates will be on the Ontario Colleges Application portal wherein you created your application. Please log in regularly to the Dashboard to check your application status.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this college?

Admission to St. Clair is based on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the college has set minimum level score requirements for English Proficiency tests, based on which your eligibility for the concerned program will be determined.


Diploma/Certificate Programs

Collaborative Nursing Programs

Pharmacy Technician Program

St Clair College EAP Program

For most programs, levels seven & eight are acceptable




Overall 78 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 20

Overall 83 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 21

Overall 91 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 22

IELTS Academic

Overall band of 6.0
No single test score below 5.5

Overall band of 6.5
No single test score below 6.0

Overall band of 6.5
No single test score below 6.0


Minimum score of 54


Please contact Admissions for details


Minimum score of 75

Minimum score of 85

Minimum score of 81


Minimum score of 60

Minimum score of 60

Please contact Admissions for details


Minimum score of 100



Source: St. Clair College

As an international student, if you want to be a part of the Student Partners Program (SPP), you will need to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band lower than 5.5.

Note: English Proficiency Test scores cannot be more than two years old from the date of application.

How many students are studying at the college?

The college has about 8,500 full-time and 20,000 part-time students that include both Canadian nationals, as well as international students. The following is the campus-wise segregation of the total number of students at St. Clair College:

Source: St. Clair College

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

As an international student, the college allows you to work on or off campus if it is permitted by your Study Permit Visa. You will only be allowed to work once you start your studies at the college, not before that.

If you do not have a work permit, you may still be allowed to work on-campus if you are a full-time student at St. Clair College. However, you need to have a valid study permit as well as a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

For working off-campus, the duration of the program that you are enrolled in needs to be at least six months. Both you and your employer need to ensure that you fulfill all the requirements as stated on the official government website. Your study permit also essentially needs to indicate that you are allowed to work off-campus. If you are found to have begun working before the start of your program, you may be asked to leave Canada.

Please visit the immigration page on Canada’s official website for further details on your work-study permit.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many campuses/schools does the college have?

The college has five campuses, namely Windsor Campus, St. Clair College Centre For the Arts, MediaPlex, Zekelman Campus and Chatham Campus.

Windsor Campus

As St. Clair College’s main campus, Windsor has over 6,000 students pursuing more than 90 programs. These programs include Health Sciences, Community Studies, Engineering Technology & Skilled Trades, and Business and IT. The campus also has 204, two-bedroom, on-campus housing for students. The recently opened SportsPlex is right across from Windsor Campus.

St. Clair College Centre for the Arts

This is the scenic downtown Windsor Campus and is situated on the banks of the Detroit River. It houses students who are pursuing their studies in the School of Media, Art & Design. This campus also includes students in the Performing Arts programs, Music Theatre Performance and Entertainment Technology.


This campus for especially constructed for the "convergence" Journalism, Media Convergence and Public Relations programs along with the Tourism & Travel program. It has a large studio, radio and video editing suites and a central news station for assignment editing.

Zekelman Campus

Zekelman School of Business is the latest addition to the Downtown Campus. This campus hosts students studying in the Business, International Business Management and the new Data Analytics for Business programs.

Chatham Campus

A 45-minute drive from Windsor, Chatham Campus is one of the smaller but more popular campuses of St. Clair College. It is home to about 1,300 students pursuinghealth sciences, community studies, business and technology programs. The campus also houses around 48 students in its townhouse-style residences and also has its own 5,000-sq-ft gym facility called HealthPlex.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes, St. Clair College offers on-campus facility to its students in two campuses, namely Windsor and Chatham. Windsor has 204, two-bedroom suites that come fully furnished with a kitchenette with microwave and mini-fridge. At Chatham, the college has a 12-unit, 48-student residence. Each unit comes with four bedrooms, a fully-furnished kitchen, living room and two bathrooms.

While most students set aside a budget of CAD 20,000 to 24,000 per year to study in Windsor, Canada, below is an estimate of how much it costs to live on and off-campus.


Fee* (in CAD)

Text book (Two semester)


Residence-on campus (Except Meals)

6,500 per year (Eight months)

Residence-off campus

400 - 800/month

Source: St. Clair College

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. It is recommended to visit the official website of the university for latest information.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Please contact the college authorities at:


Telephone: +1-519-966-1656

Postal Address:

2000 Talbot Rd. W.

Windsor, ON N9A 6S4


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