How to Send Your Supporting Documents to Ontario Colleges

Depending on who you are, where you're from, and the admission requirements of the program you are applying to, you may be required to provide supporting documents, along with your transcripts, as part of your application.

To find how to submit your documents and have them sent to the colleges along with your application, click on one of the links below:

GED Results

If you’ve taken and passed the GED test, you’ll need to provide your test results as part of your application. Once you’ve completed a GED test, to provide your test results to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Contact the institution where you took your GED test directly and ask that they mail your official results to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants. 
  • Your GED results must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution to be considered official.
  • If possible, ask the institution to include your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your GED results to your account.
  • Do not send your GED results until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for ontariocolleges.ca to receive your results will vary by institution. Once received, we will post them to the Experience screen of your application and send them to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

English Language Proficiency

If you’re applying to a program taught in English and English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required.

You can have your English language skills evaluated through any of the organizations below; however, some colleges may require one specific test and / or a college language assessment. Minimum scores on these tests will also vary by college, so be sure to contact the colleges you’re interested in directly for their requirements.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Website: ets.org/toefl
Telephone: 1.877.863.3546
Use Institution Code 0211 when taking the TOEFL test

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Website: ielts.org

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
Website: michiganassessment.org/test-takers/tests/melab/
Telephone: 1.866.696.3522

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
Website: cael.ca
Telephone: 1.855.520.2235

If you’ve taken a language test that is not listed, contact your college choice(s) directly to determine whether this test meets their language testing requirements.

Once you’ve completed an English Proficiency test, to provide your test results to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Contact the testing organization directly and ask that they mail your official results to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants.
  • Your results must be received in a sealed envelope from the organization to be considered official.
  • If possible, ask the testing organization to include your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your results to your account.
  • Do not send your English proficiency results until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for ontariocolleges.ca to receive your results will vary by organization. Once received, we will post them to the Experience screen of your application and send them to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

French Language Proficiency

If you’re applying to a program taught in French and French is not your first language, you may need to complete a test to determine your French language skills. Contact your college choice(s) directly for full requirement details.

Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) Results

The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is a standardized pre-admission test for certain health and medical programs at Ontario colleges. Contact your college choice(s) directly to find out if the HOAE is a requirement for the program(s) to which you’re interested in applying.

After you’ve completed and passed the HOAE, the examining college will automatically forward your results to ontariocolleges.ca. Once received, we will post them to the Experience screen of your application and send them to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

Other Test Results

Depending on the college and program you are applying to, you may need to complete additional testing to meet the program’s admission requirements. For full requirement details, contact your college choice(s) directly.

Once you’ve completed any required testing, to provide your test results to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Contact the testing organization directly.
  • Ask the testing organization to mail your official test results to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants.
  • Your test results must be received in a sealed envelope from the organization to be considered official.
  • If possible, ask the testing organization to include your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your results to your account.
  • Do not send your test results until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for your test results to reach ontariocolleges.ca will vary. Once received, we will post your information to the Experience screen of your application and send it to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

If you’re an immigrant applicant (you live in Canada, but are not a Canadian citizen), the college(s) may require you to provide proof of your status in Canada. Definitions of proof of residency vary by college, so contact your college choice(s) directly to see what documents are accepted. Common examples include permanent resident cards, refugee letters, study permits, and visas.

To provide your proof of residency to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Make clear a photocopy of your proof of residency document. Do not send original documents to ontariocolleges.ca. These documents will not be returned.
  • If you’re applying to multiple colleges, you only need to provide one copy of your proof of residency document.
  • Include a note with your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your documents to your account.
  • Mail the copy of your proof of residency document to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants.
  • Do not send your proof of residency until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for your proof of residency to reach ontariocolleges.ca will vary. Once received, we will post your information to the Citizenship and Residency screen of your application and send it to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

Depending on the program(s) you’re applying to, you may need to provide specific documents as part of the admission requirements. Contact the college(s) directly to find out if any program-specific documents are required.

For all college / program-specific documents, contact the college(s) directly to determine if you need to mail these documents to the college(s) or to ontariocolleges.ca.

To provide your college / program specific documents to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Make clear photocopies of your documents. We do not require the originals. These documents will not be returned.
  • If you’re applying to multiple colleges, you only need to provide one copy of your documents.
  • Attach a note with your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your documents to your account.
  • Mail your documents to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants.
  • Do not mail any documents to ontariocolleges.ca until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for your documents to reach ontariocolleges.ca will vary. Once received, we will post your information to the Experience screen of your application and send it to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

Proof of Name / Date of Birth Change

If you entered your name and / or date of birth incorrectly when completing your application, or if your name has changed since you created your application, you will need to provide a copy of your identification as proof of your name and / or date of birth.

To provide your identification to ontariocolleges.ca:

  • Make a clear photocopy of your identification. We do not require the original. Accepted types of identification include your birth certificate, change of name certificate, marriage certificate, driver’s licence, or passport.
  • Attach a note stating that you need to update your name / date of birth. Include your ontariocolleges.ca application or account number to ensure we can match your documents to your account.
  • Mail the copy of your identification and note to ontariocolleges.ca (60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON N1G 5J3). We cannot process documents received by email from applicants.
  • Do not mail any documents to ontariocolleges.ca until your application is complete and you’ve paid the application fee. We cannot process documents received for incomplete or unpaid applications.

The time it takes for your identification to reach ontariocolleges.ca will vary. Once received, we will update your name and / or date of birth on your application, post your identification to the Citizenship and Residency or the Experience screen of your application, and send it to your college choice(s) within 1 to 2 business days.

Other Documents

If you’re required to provide any other documents not listed on this page as part of your application, please check with the college(s) to find out if you need to send these documents to ontariocolleges.ca or directly to the college(s).

Note: Supporting documents received by ontariocolleges.ca will not be returned.