How To Apply– Application Requirements

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) school year begins in September and ends in June.  International students can begin their studies in either September (first semester) or February (second semester).

It is in the best interest of the student to submit his or her application as early as possible. International students must apply directly to the SCDSB International Student Program or through an authorized agency abroad. As a guideline, it is recommended that students begin the application process five months before the start of their program in order to ensure that they have enough time to obtain a study permit – the processing time for study permits varies between countries. 

Placement in a SCDSB secondary school is based on the evaluation of the student’s academic standing and the availability of space. International students applying must have a minimum academic average of 65% and must maintain this minimum average throughout their attendance at a SCDSB school.


STEP 1: Complete the application form and include the following in the application package:

1)    All required documentation (refer to Application Checklist)
2)    $250.00 non-refundable application fee in the form of a bank draft, money order or certified cheque in Canadian funds (payable to the Simcoe County District School Board)

Scan and email the application package to:           


Upon receipt of all documentation and the $250.00 non-refundable application fee, the student’s application will be reviewed. The student, custodian or agent will be contacted within two to five business days after receipt of the application. A conditional offer of admission will be extended to successful applicants.

STEP 3: Pay the tuition fee and provide proof of medical insurance for the duration of the applicant’s program. The SCDSB will mail the applicant an official letter of acceptance and a receipt for fees paid.

STEP 4: Apply to the nearest Canadian visa office for a study permit. You will be required to submit the letter of acceptance, the receipt for fees paid and all other documents required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information on how to apply for a study permit and for the nearest Canadian visa office, please go to

STEP 5: Upon receipt of a study permit, make arrangements to arrive in Canada at least one week prior to the commencement of classes in order to participate in the Orientation Program and meet with your designated guidance counselor.


Complete the returning student application form and include the following in the application package:
1)    All required documentation (refer to Document Checklist)
2)    $125.00 non-refundable returning student application fee.





Application Checklist

Application form, signed and dated by both parents and the student

Field Trip consent forms, signed and dated by parent/guardian

Letter of recommendation, completed and signed by a school official 

Official copies of school transcripts, in English, for the past two years and current year   

Photocopy of the applicants birth certificate or passport

Photocopy of the applicants official immunization record, in English

Notarized custodianship declaration documents from both custodian (original) and parents (photocopy) in English

$250.00 non-refundable application fee. Payments can be made by major credit card, wire transfer, bank draft, money order, or certified cheque. 


After notification of conditional admission:

Pay tuition fee and all other outstanding fees (i.e. medical insurance, homestay fees, etc.) by wire transfer, certified cheque, money order or bank draft. Please make all certified cheques/bank drafts payable to the Simcoe County District School Board
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