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First Steps

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  • We Welcome Visitors

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanstead College has taken actions that conform to the laws and regulations of the provincial health authorities. This has included a moratorium on campus visits from prospective families. As restrictions on private gatherings have been relaxed in recent weeks, we are again willing to accommodate visitors to our campus under the following conditions:
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  • Looking Ahead to September 2020

    Our priority as we look ahead to September and the start of our 2020-2021 academic year will continue to be the health and safety of our students. Our program directors, management team and board of directors are all working behind the scenes to prepare for the smoothest return possible. As the pandemic evolves, so too do the reactions and recommendations of our governments and public health authorities. We will all need to be flexible, understanding that our plans may shift as new information and strategies come to light. To discover our strategy for the safe re-opening of the school in September, please visit Fall Opening 2020.
The Stanstead College experience instills in its graduates the skills, knowledge and values necessary to achieve their goals and to contribute to their communities as responsible, global citizens.
Our Admissions team will be happy to guide you through the application process, answer your questions and help make the transition to Stanstead College a smooth one. The following will help you understand what to expect when you decide to apply to Stanstead College.

Because Stanstead College looks at every student as an individual, the admission process can vary depending on the needs of the student and his or her family. However, the basic process is as follows:

"Stanstead College students are different, just a special kind of breed that is extremely rare to find elsewhere, and every day that passes makes me realize what a special place Stanstead is!"
- Jessica Lozano Schmitt, 2018, is studying at Hult International Business School, Cambridge, MA

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  • 1. Contact Us

    Contact a member of the Admissions team. If possible, visit the school during a Campus Visit Day or by appointment.
  • 2. Complete an application

    You can find the link anywhere on our website. Your application should include:
    • three references from your principal (English/French), your teacher (English/French) and one personal reference (English/French);
    • a short essay about your goals and how Stanstead College can help you achieve them;
    • school transcripts (report cards) from the last two years;
    • photos;
    • and a copy of your birth certificate.

    Application en français
  • 3. Write the admissions test

    You may also write the SSAT, or an English language test (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEFL Junior) if applicable. Contact us for more information.
  • 4. Have an interview

    This can be in person or online with a member of our Admissions team. Tell us why Stanstead College will be a better place by accepting you.
  • 5. Acceptance!

    Applications are received and accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. However, it is important to note that places are limited. Priority will be given to applications submitted before the end of March.

    All non-Canadian students must obtain a Certificate of Acceptance from Quebec (CAQ) and a Canadian Study Permit to study at Stanstead College in Canada. More information here.