Domestic Applicant FAQ

You are a domestic student if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident that resides inside or outside of Canada. Information for international applicants (citizen of another country or you do not have permanent residency status in Canada) is available on the international students page or by contacting us.

Can I still apply while the colleges are closed?

Yes, apply online through Ontario Colleges. There is a $95.00 application fee payable directly to the application site. OCAS is continuing to process applications.

Please note: Your application will not be released to Mohawk College until your application fee has been received and processed by the application site. 

What is the deadline to apply to a program?

Mohawk will accept your application, as long as space permits or if the program is waitlisted. Note that popular or competitive programs fill quickly.  Late applications will be considered pending space availability. Check to see if the program is still open and accepting applications on the program admissions page. You are encouraged to apply by the equal consideration deadline as outlined on the website.

I am not sure what program I want to take. Who can help?

The Education Advisors are working remotely to provide assistance. Contact Student Recruitment for assistance.  

We also have two career assessment tools on our site, to help guide you towards career choices. Visit Career Tools.

How do I know if I meet all admission requirements?

For full-time programs, once you’ve applied through, you will receive an acknowledgement email from Mohawk. In this package, you will receive instructions on how to access your My Mohawk account and check My Applicant Status, where you can see if anything is outstanding.

How will my program be delivered?

For the most up-to-date information please visit the Update on COVID-19 page.

I am waiting to hear about my offer. How do I check?

Check your email and My Mohawk account first. If you still have questions, you can contact our Admissions team. Include your OCAS application number and/or Mohawk Student ID and submit through Contact Admissions or call 1-844-767-6871.

Can I accept my offer now?

Yes, to accept an offer of admission, confirm online at Ontario Colleges anytime by the deadline date listed in your offer. Applicants can also review their offer deadline date through the MyMohawk account under their My Application Status. You may confirm one Mohawk program and maintain your place on a wait list for another Mohawk program. If you are currently completing required subjects, you will be admitted on the condition that you complete academic subject requirements, plus any additional criteria, such as portfolios and/or questionnaires that may be required. 

Can I change my program selection after I have accepted an offer to another program?

You can make changes to your current application by simply logging into Ontario Colleges and adding or deleting program choices. This is dependent on program availability. Applicants can have up to three program choices at one college and five program choices in total. You may have to delete a program choice in order to accommodate the additional program. There is no additional charge to make these changes. 

When am I required to pay my tuition fees?

When you receive your offer package (via email), you will get a breakdown of next steps. The first payment is the deposit to secure your seat for January.  A 250.00 non-refundable deposit is due by November 16 (or refer to your fee statement) to avoid a late fee. This information can also be found in MyMohawk, on the applicant screen.

Can I defer my offer of admission?

An offer cannot be deferred. You must reapply for future start dates. You may use your September application to apply to programs beginning in the following January or May. If there is a January or May session, you will need to log into OCAS and change your program choice. 

If you are applying to programs beginning in the following September session or later, you will have to wait until the new application cycle opens at OCAS and start a new $95 application.  Applications for the Fall 2021 cycle onwards are currently open.  

I am an Indigenous applicant. Who can help me navigate supports?

For information on supports and resources for Indigenous students, start with our coaches! 

Coaches are available to provide information related to: registering, bursaries, student success workshops, funding, and navigating college processes. Our coaches can support with the Self-Id process, which will connect you with activities and opportunities, including those provided by our Indigenous Awareness Programmer. Connect with the team by email at iess [at]

Will or can tuition deposit fees be deferred with COVID-19?

As of today, tuition fee dates and deadlines for the January 2021 admissions cycle will remain as listed through our Academic and Important Dates. It is important applicants continue to monitor their MyMohawk email account and the Mohawk College website for further updates. 

What if I am in-progress in my course(s)? What if I’m not done in time?

Students have until the first day of term to fulfill their admission requirements. Students are expected to submit updated documentation reflecting the completion of any in-progress work. For further information on document submission please review the Ontario Colleges website.

What if I did not receive an offer?

We are actively releasing offers of admissions to prospective students. We are eager to have the opportunity to welcome you to Mohawk College in the future. It is important to understand that during this unprecedented time, there may be some delays in processing, however, we are continuing to do our best to move forward with offers. If you are looking for further details on your file, you are encouraged to review your My Applicant Status (through the Applicant tab on My Mohawk). If you have further questions about your file, please Contact Admissions for assistance. 

Can I pay my tuition and fees online?

Yes! Tuition fees can be paid online or at your local banking institution. For further details on how you can pay, please visit our Tuition and Fees website.

I need to submit transcripts to meet the admission requirements for my program, how do I proceed?

While the college remains closed you are discouraged from mailing in documentation. For submission of transcripts, you can review the Ontario Colleges website for further information.

How do I submit additional documentation (resumé/CNO)?

This type of documentation is required to be sent directly to Ontario Colleges at: 

60 Corporate Court, 
Guelph ON 
N1G 5J3 

For further details on how to submit documentation please review the Ontario Colleges website. 

Documentation sent to Mohawk College will not be considered. 

How do I request a Mature Applicant Test?

If you require a Mature Applicant Test, this would be requested via an Admission Advisor at the college. The team is happy to support you in this request. Please contact admissions to request details for your virtual pre-admissions test. 

What do I need to write the Pre-Admission test virtually?

In order to write the pre-admission test virtually, you are required the following: 

  • Access to a computer or laptop (No tablets or cellphones permitted for testing) 
  • Stable internet or WIFI 
  • Quiet space with no disruptions 
  • Webcam and microphone  

How much does a pre-admission test cost and how do I make payment?

If you are writing one pre-admission test, the cost is $30.00 (plus tax). If you are writing two pre-admissions tests, the cost would be $40.00 (plus tax). The Testing Centre will provide information on how to pay at the time you are confirming your booking.

I am not comfortable with virtual testing and proctoring, what are my options?

At this time, due to COVID-19, those students whom are either not comfortable or unable to write and have a test proctored virtually will be required to wait until the college reopens to write this test. As of today, there is no definitive timeline on when the college will reopen to pursue this.