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Admission
Applying to UCC

Applying to Year 8 or 9 (Day)

List of 3 items.

  • Level

    Year 8
    Year 9
  • Birth Year

    2011
    2010/2009*
  • 2024 Intake

    4–8
    25–30
Please note that applications for 2024 entry are now closed.
* Students entering from outside Ontario Grade 8 are individually assessed to determine Year 9 eligibility. Please see our Guide to Upper School Grade Placement before submitting an application and contact the office with any questions.

How to Apply

List of 10 items.

  • Step 1 – Explore UCC

    Before you start an application, we encourage you to learn more about our programs, take a virtual tour and connect with us to get a feel for school life. Start your exploration now.
  • Step 2 – Login to or Create your UCC Application Account

    To start your application for 2024 entry, you must first login to or create your UCC application account. If this is your first time applying, you will need to create an account. Please ensure that when you create the account, you use the candidate’s legal name as it appears on his birth certificate or passport.

    If the system recognizes your email address during account creation, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press "Submit". If this occurs, or you created an account previously and do not remember the account information, click on "Forgot Login?" You will then be prompted to enter your email address and request both your username and password. After submitting this request, please check your email inbox for two emails containing your username and instructions for logging in. Creation of more than one account per family may lead to a delay in the processing of applications and/or documents.

    Only the candidate's parents are legally authorized to create an account and submit an application. Agents wishing to submit an application on behalf of a parent should contact the Office of Admission at admission@ucc.on.ca before creating an account.
  • Step 3 – Submit an Application Form and Pay the Application Fee

    Once you’ve logged in or created an account, click on the application form button to start filling out the form. You can save your work and return to complete and submit it at any time – please allow 30 minutes to an hour in total to complete the form. Please ensure that all form fields are complete before submitting as the application information cannot be edited once submitted. Please allow two days for processing the application form and payment.

    We highly encourage applications to be submitted by November 1, 2023 and will continue to accept applications until December 1, 2023. We encourage you to submit your application early as interview and assessment spaces are limited.

     The application fee schedule is as follows:
      • $200 until Nov. 1, 2023
      • $300 Nov. 2–Dec. 1, 2023
  • Step 4 – Submit Birth Verification and Final Report Cards

    Once your form has been processed, you can log back in to upload PDF copies of the following documents:
      • Final (June) 2021–22 school reports
      • Final (June) 2022–23 school reports
      • Passport open to the photo and name page
    Images of multiple pages should be merged into a single file before uploading using an app such as Adobe Scan. Upon receipt of these documents, files are reviewed to determine eligibility based on age and language requirements. Ineligible applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

    Applicants are required to submit these documents by December 1, 2023.
  • Step 5 – Submit a Current Report Card

    All applicants will also need to submit a current school report once that item is activated on the checklist. Generally, a mid-term report is issued by schools in November or December. Please upload a current report as soon as the checklist upload becomes available.

    Please do not submit any additional documents unless requested.
  • Step 6 - Submit a Teacher Reference Form

    This form helps us learn more about your child. The preference is that this is completed by the classroom teacher (previous year or current year). If not possible, the form can be sent to a teacher or coach who observes your child in a group setting. One-to-one teachers and tutors or family friends should not be used.

    The teacher reference form is available through the admission checklist after you have created your account.
  • Step 7 – Apply for Financial Assistance

    UCC committed more than $5 million in financial assistance for the 2023–24 year to ensure the College remains affordable for our families. Assistance is available to Canadian citizens starting in Year 5, so we encourage all interested and eligible applicants to apply.

    Financial assistance is awarded on the basis of family need as established by a third-party organization, Apple Financial Services. Financial assistance decisions are separate from admission decisions. Awards range from $5,000 to full tuition.

    A small percentage of financial assistance (less than two per cent) is dedicated to one-time merit-based Entrance Scholarships, awarded to top candidates based on the strength of their admission applications. No additional application is required.

    The Day deadline to apply for needs-based financial assistance is December 31, 2023. Visit Tuition and Financial Assistance to learn more and apply.
  • Step 8 - Complete an Assessment

    Applicants are required to complete an entrance assessment. We will reach out to candidates with more details. Reading, writing, numeracy and group skills will be assessed during this time. We do not encourage any additional preparation. Further details about the assessment will be shared closer to the assessment date. 

    WHEN:
    Small group activities and academic assessments take place in person on November 25, 2023 and December 16, 2023 for Year 9 applicants. You will only need to participate on one of these dates. Once notified, we encourage parents to register as soon as possible as space is limited on each date.

    Selected Year 8 applicants will be contacted directly for next steps.

    We strongly encourage families who reside outside of Ontario to contact the Office of Admission before booking travel arrangements.
  • Step 9 – Await your Interview

    Upon receipt and review of all required documents, selected candidates will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. The interview is designed to assess a prospective student’s areas of strength, needs, potential for success and alignment with UCC's values. It is also an opportunity for parents to gain deeper insight into who we are and what we do at UCC. Please note in some cases interviews will not be scheduled until entrance assessment results have been received. 

    We require at least one parent/legal guardian to participate in the interview process. If the parent(s) require language/translation support, please advise the Office of Admission during interview scheduling.

    WHEN:
    Online interviews will be held from mid-October through the end of January. 

    We strongly encourage families who reside outside of Ontario to contact the Office of Admission before booking travel arrangements.
  • Step 10 – Receive your Decision

    Admission decisions will be sent on February 23, 2024. Candidates who are not selected for an interview and/or entrance test will be notified as soon as possible.
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