1 your journey to success starts here INTERNATIONAL. WELCOME GUIDE. 2017/2018. A message from Seneca 's President Congratulations on your Offer of Admission and welcome to Seneca College . We're delighted and proud that you've chosen to study here . Seneca opens the door to a world of possibilities. Whether you're preparing for a career or further education, our degree, post- graduate, diploma, and certificate programs are designed to help you meet your goals. This guide contains important information that will make your start at Seneca easier and help prepare you for your studies. Inside, you'll find the steps you can follow to confirm your admission to Seneca , information on key dates, and contact information for any questions. Plus, you'll get an idea of the range of services, supports, and resources available to you that all have one objective your success . I hope you'll join us at a Program Spotlight to find out more about your program, meet our faculty and staff, and learn more about the Seneca experience.
2 For details, see It's a great time to be at Seneca , and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon. David Agnew Seneca President 1. ADMISSIONS ADMISSIONS. Visit the Seneca International website for information at: Visit for information on all critical dates, including semester start /end dates, fee due dates and program specific dates. Find our forms at: CONTACT US: Five easy steps for a Email: great start at Seneca Visit: contact Step 4 Step 5. Book your Skills Check If You Are Eligible Assessment For a Transfer Credit As a new Seneca student, you may be If you have a College or university level required to write the Skills Assessment, subject similar to a Seneca subject, even if you have already written you may be eligible to apply for a a pre-admissions test. The Skills Transfer Credit at Seneca . To apply, Assessment is a tool to determine your you must submit a Transfer Credit form academic placement in English and/or along with a transcript and subject Refund Policy mathematics.
3 We use the results of this outlines from your previous school. assessment to prepare your timetable. A comprehensive assessment If you have not received a decision Students accepted into a graduate of international documents may on your study permit application, certificate program do not need to be required. Please contact the or are unable to attend classes by complete this assessment. While International Admissions Office the program start date shown on there is no assessment fee, if you for additional information. your offer letter, you must notify the do not write the assessment on International Admissions Office before time, you may incur a $30 late fee. Download our Transfer Credit/ the 10th day of the semester in writing If you require academic Advanced Standing form at: in order to be eligible for a refund. accommodations related to a View our refund policy online at: disability, please see a counsellor prior to arranging the Skills Assessment test. To speak to a counsellor, call: ext.
4 22900. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3. To book a test, visit: Now you're Pay your Fees Apply For your Apply For Residence or call ext. 26868. Policies &. Study Permit or Off-Campus Procedures ready to Make sure your Seneca ID number Practice tests, workshop schedules (found on your Offer of Admission To apply for your Study Permit, visit Housing Assistance and study guides are available online Letter) is quoted on any form of the Citizenship and Immigration through the test centre link above. See Page 5. begin payment you send to the College . For all our policies and procedures, Canada website at: Residence: Questions? please see: For fee payment methods, visit: admissions-policy Off-Campus: housing 3. Seneca INTERNATIONAL WELCOME GUIDE. PREPARING FOR your ARRIVAL HOUSING. GET TO KNOW your CAMPUS AND NEW & IMPROVED BE PART OF THE GREAT Seneca . THE CITY OF TORONTO WHILE YOU HIGH-SPEED, WI-FI COMMUNITY BY LIVING ON-CAMPUS. MAKE NEW FRIENDS THROUGH OUR INTERNET ACCESS OR CLOSE TO CAMPUS.
5 MONTHLY ACTIVITIES NOW AVAILABLE. Residence Newnham Campus King Campus Available to students studying Available to King Campus students. More than just a place to sleep, at all four campuses. ext. 5000. residence provides you with the ext. 5000. To book a tour of the King opportunity to build friendships, To book a tour of the Newnham Residence, please contact: gain your independence, get in Residence, please contact: on the action and experience life on campus. There's always something going on in residence! Residence is here to make your transition to independent living smooth and enjoyable. The Residence Visit for more information or to reserve your Life team will work hand-in-hand guaranteed spot now! Guaranteed residence terms and with you by providing academic support, skill building and social conditions are available online. programming. After you have attended Orientation, competed in the RezCup Challenge and participated in the many off-campus events, you will agree: residence was one of the most memorable and rewarding times of your life!
6 Prepare For Activities & Trips Off-Campus your Arrival Seneca 's International Student Services plans monthly activities. Housing Visit the website below to view our events calendar. your First Day at Seneca Homestay For information on international Each semester, International The Homestay program links student activities, visit: Student Services provides a week of international students with people orientation sessions, seminars and in the community who wish to offer activities activities to help our arriving students feel at home and become familiar with a safe, welcoming home away from home . Homestay may include Airport Pick-Up their new environment. different meal options. Orientation week includes ELI testing, Orientation Seneca provides free airport pick-up to all Seneca International students start up assistance, get-togethers and Room in a House arriving in Toronto for their first tours of the campus. All ELI students must attend a semester of study. mandatory ELI orientation.
7 It Like Homestay, Room in a House See our pre-arrival and arrival is recommended that non-ELI allows international students to checklists at: students attend our standard Scholarships stay with a local family. However, To apply for airport pick-up, complete an online form at: international-arrival orientation with a dedicated session the student is responsible on international students. for his/her own meals. airportpickup See our international student scholarships and how to apply at: To apply for housing, visit: orientation scholarships housing 5. Seneca INTERNATIONAL WELCOME GUIDE. ATHLETICS & RECREATION LIVING. Seneca HAS A LONG AND PROUD For information on shuttle, parking and Zipcar TRADITION OF SPORTING EXCELLENCE services, visit: OFFERING THE VERY BEST IN VARSITY. AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS. Food Service Services to make life Cafeterias are located at Newnham, Seneca @York, Markham and King campus. Meal plan memberships are at Seneca easier available for purchase at all cafeterias.
8 They are accepted at all Seneca College Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza, Starbucks, Subway and Manchu Wok locations, and the Seneca College Residence cafeteria. Find out more at: Health Insurance All international students have mandatory health insurance covered in their tuition fee. To learn more, visit: international-insurance Security College Security is responsible for the safety of occupants, the protection of College assets and the enforcement of various College policies. Security is provided at all four main campuses, THE Seneca STING IS Seneca offers you lots of ways Zipcar Campus Shuttle Service to get your fitness fix with gyms 24 hours at day, seven days a week. THE MOST DECORATED located at our four main campuses, Zipcar, the popular car-sharing The Campus Shuttle provides Security officers respond to safety and ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN 16 men's and women's varsity and service, is now offered at Seneca . transportation for students and security threats, investigate incidents, intramural sports teams and various The cost-effective and convenient employees between King, Markham, provide first aid, manage access THE HISTORY OF THE recreational activities.
9 Transportation option is available at Newnham and Seneca @York control, provide general information ONTARIO COLLEGES Newnham campus, 24 hours a day, campuses on weekdays. and control keys. At some locations, Learn more about the programs seven days at week. All students ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION and services we have to offer: and employees age 21 and over, who College Security is available to escort students or staff to their vehicle or (OCAA) HAVING WON 457 have a valid driver's licence, can take Parking bus stop. MEDALS 188 GOLD, 162 advantage of this service. Connect with the Seneca Sting: Parking spaces are available for For added safety, emergency The annual membership fee is $20. SILVER AND 107 BRONZE daily parking at all major campuses. telephones are located at several for first year students and $25 after Students are encouraged to walk, campuses. These phones are directly that. There is also a hourly fee (which use public transportation or carpool linked to College Security.)
10 Surveillance includes the rental, insurance and gas) whenever possible to save money and cameras are in place at various that varies depending on the vehicle reduce greenhouse gas emissions. locations at most campuses. and time of day. The membership fee For more information,visit: ext. 22565. also entitles users to park for free at designated Newnham campus spots. 7. Seneca INTERNATIONAL WELCOME GUIDE. STUDENT SERVICES & STUDENT INVOLVEMENT STUDENT SERVICES & STUDENT INVOLVEMENT. FROM SUPPORTS AND RESOURCES, TO OPPORTUNITIES. TO GET INVOLVED ON-CAMPUS, Seneca WORKS TO. ENSURE YOU'LL GET THE MOST OUT OF College . Student Services Degree and Credit Transfer Seneca Student Federation Career Services Student Services offers a variety of The Degree and Credit Transfer The Seneca Student Federation Career Services provides a broad programs to help you create your Office at Seneca is available to advise Incorporated (SSF Inc.) is your range of job search and employment unique student experience.