Get Ready to Start

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You've been accepted! Find out all the steps to get ready to start your studies at Mohawk College.

Important Information for International Students:

International students travelling to Canada, please visit the Government of Canada for more information about how to prepare for your trip. 

Fall 2019 International Registration and Fee Guide

Registration and Fee Guide for International Students

Review the Registration & Fee Guide for important dates and next steps while you prepare to study at Mohawk.

Step 1: Confirm your Visa status 

Provide your visa information by logging into the OCAS International Application Service (IAS), clicking on your offer and indicating Visa Received to provide your documents.  If you are working with an agent they will be able to support you with this step.

Submitted Visa at time of application?  You are still required to complete this form with your visa information to move through the next steps. 

Qualified applicants will then receive a welcome message directly from the admissions team. In this message you will receive information on how to confirm your study status via the iCent app. You can only move through the remainder of the registration steps once you complete this step. 

Step 2: Download the Mandatory iCent App and Start Completing Your Get Ready to Start Checklist

Get prepared to come to Canada and study at Mohawk College with the iCent app! The app is mandatory for all international students - be sure to download it before you plan your start at Mohawk. Important messaging and information will be sent directly to you via this app.

After downloading the iCent app, review the Get Ready to Start Checklist to ensure you are prepared for your classes. 

How to Download the App

Follow these steps to download the app:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the app
  2. Enter "Canada" in the [Institution Country] field
  3. Enter "Mohawk College" in the [Institution Name] field
  4. Select [I am an International Student] then select [I have received MyMohawk username and password]
  5. Sign-in with your MyMohawk username and password

Questions or trouble logging in? Contact:


If you cannot access the App version of iCent, you can access the iCent App Content via web browser as well!

Google Android in China: We are aware that there have been some download issues for iCent in mainland China. If you are in mainland China, download the app directly

Step 3: Confirmation of Studies

Now that you have the iCent app downloaded please navigate to the ‘Study Confirmation’ icon. This is where you will inform Mohawk College of your study intentions. Your options for study this semester are:

  • I have received my visa and will travel to Canada to start studies 
  • I have my visa/study permit or other appropriate document and am already in Canada to start studies
  • I have not received my visa. I understand that I cannot register or travel to Canada until I have this document.

Your selection above will determine how you move through the remainder of your new student check-in, arrivals and registration processes.

Step 4: Check in With Us on iCent

Check in steps for new and returning students

New Students - It is mandatory to check in with our team in International Student Services prior to selecting your timetable using the “Check in with us” icon on the iCent app.

Click on the "Check in With Us" icon on the iCent App and follow the steps below:

  1. Review Information for New Students to ensure that you have all the information to start your program.
  2. Complete Document Upload for New Students.
  3. Wait.  Once we file your documents you will receive a notification in the iCent App confirming all documents have been approved and that you are able to complete registration in MyMohawk.  

Returning Students - To ensure we have the correct information for future PGWP supporting documentation, you must complete the "Mandatory Start Questionnaire" within the "COVID Safe Canada" icon.

Connect with us through our International Student Services Form if you have any questions. 

Step 5: Complete Registration and Receive Your Timetable

Once you receive notification on your iCent app and your email, you can complete registration (select your timetable) in MyMohawk.

When to Register and how to choose your timetable

Step 6: Enter Canada

You can now plan your travel to start your studies from inside Canada as Mohawk College students if you have a valid study permit and passport. There is no set time frame for you to arrive in Canada before you begin your studies. You should just arrive to give yourself a reasonable amount of time to prepare before you start studying.

Step 7: Get Ready for Studies

Tips to be successful

  • Learn about your Academic Program delivery details and requirements.
  • Review our Virtual and Remote Learning page to learn about how your program delivery has changed this semester, and what supports are available to you.
  • Access the Future Ready Toolkit and Future Ready Orientation to access tips for studying, services and more.
  • Get Help: Reach out to any of the many supports available if you need help. The College provides many services that help you to be successful in your studies. See a list of supports available.
  • Log in to MyCanvas: Be sure to log into MyCanvas often to check on emails from your professors, assignment and assessment due dates, real-time class times, etc.
  • Review the Course Outline: A Course Outline provides information about what will be covered in your course, learning outcomes, required textbooks, etc. Be sure to review this for each of your courses so you are aware of required resources, due dates and activities.
  • Study Smart: See this list of Studying Smart tips for a full list of steps you can take to be successful in your studies.

Step 8: Attend Orientation events

International-specific workshops

College-wide orientation events

For new and returning students: Attend your virtual Orientation and connect with peers for a great start to your semester.

Step 9: Get to know your Campus


Step 10: Follow us on Social Media

Get connect with our future and current international students through our social media channels.

You don’t have to wait until your studies start to engage with our International Community at Mohawk College. We will love to hear from you and see you in one of our events.