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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:

It’s not often you find a community of easygoing people whose sense of family is as strong as at Stanstead. Across age, gender, religion and any other differences we may have, what makes Stanstead so special is its ability to bring everyone together.
- Andrew Bouchard, 2021, is studying Life Sciences at Queen's University

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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, Duolingo 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.

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