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 Students (International and Canadian) Arriving from Outside Canada

All students travelling to Mohawk College from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days and receive a COVID test during that time.

Where Mohawk College becomes aware of any compliance issues within the 14-day mandatory self-isolation period; and/or any cases of COVID-19 infection during the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, we will coordinate with Public Health Authorities and other local authorities where necessary.


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: Ensure You Have Confirmed Your Visa by Completing the Following 

Qualified applicants will receive the request to submit visa information directly from the admissions team. Please fill out the requested information and submit as soon as you have an update on your visa status. Once confirmed you can move through the additional steps in the registration and/or arrivals process. 

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

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: support [at]


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: 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 (5-7 business days) for a notification in the iCent App confirming all documents have been approved and when to select your timetable. 

Returning Students - To ensure we have 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 4: Register/Select Your Timetable

Once you receive notification on your iCent app and your email, you can select your timetable when it opens.


Step 5: 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 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. If you are a new student, you may arrive no sooner than 5 weeks before the scheduled start date of your program.

Please Note: All international students (and any co-arriving family members) travelling to Mohawk College from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Also, any other students returning to Canada within 14 days of the start date of their program must also complete a 14-day self-isolation period. These rules apply after any subsequent international travel for as long as the self-isolation requirement remains a directive of the Government of Canada. Travellers who meet the Government of Canada requirements of being "fully vaccinated" may be exempt from some quarantine and testing requirements. Visit the Government of Canada website for further details.

The plans and information on this page are based on current information. Mohawk continues to take direction from Public Health authorities and will update the college community if any changes need to be made.

See the Entering Canada webpage for important details about entry to Canada.

    Step 7: 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 8: Enter Campus for In-person Classes


    Step 9: 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.