Sometimes the hardest part of pursuing a post-secondary education is choosing a program and putting together all the application information. Don’t worry, we can help. Take a look at our Viewbook or check out our programs.
Not all Holland College students are just out of high school. If you have been out of school for a few years, or have already completed or partially completed some post-secondary training, take a look at our information for Mature applicants. You will find information about Credit Transfers and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, which can reduce the number of courses you need to take.
Are you a graduate of Holland College and need your transcript from us? Login on Webadvisor, click on the Students and Graduates icon and the Transcript Request link, or you can print out and send in a Transcript Request Form (This is a PDF and will open in a new window. If it doesn't open right away, try downloading it).
The average Holland College student is 23 years old, and many already have a post-secondary credential or some post-secondary experience. You can receive recognition for that experience through Credit Transfer and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Find out more about Credit Transfer and PLAR.
Degree pathways such as articulation agreements and credit transfers give you the opportunity to begin your studies at one institution and finish at another. For example, you may decide to obtain a diploma from Holland College and then further your studies at a university.
There are a variety of joint applied degree programs; as well as 2+2 programs, which mean that you can earn your diploma at Holland College and then earn your university degree in as little as two additional years. Find out more about our degree pathways.
If you have a physical or a learning disability the Academic Support team can help you identify the supports you need to be successful in your program.
We can help you prepare to study at Holland College with a variety of assessment services.
If you aren't sure what program you would like to apply for, talk to one of our recruiters. They're friendly and helpful, and will be able to help you choose a program that suits your interests.
If you would like to live in one of the residences on the Prince of Wales Campus, you should apply to live in residence at the same time as you apply to a program. If you are interested in a program at the Atlantic Police Academy, you do not have to apply to live in residence, as it is mandatory.
If you are an International applicant, take a look at our International pages. You will find information about study permits, international student bursaries, language proficiency requirements, and, for applicants in the United States, US Federal Aid.
Our application timeline can help you navigate the admissions process. It’s a month-by-month guide designed to keep you on track and ensure you never miss a deadline.
The application review date for most programs is the last day of February. Some programs are very popular, so it is important to make sure you apply before the application review date and send in all the documents required.
Use this online application form to apply for all Holland College programs except the Police Science (Cadet) program. You must use Visa or MasterCard if you are applying online.
You can pick up an application form at any Holland College location, or download a Holland College application form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window).
If you are applying for the Police Science (Cadet) program, download the Police Science (Cadet) application form (this is a PDF and will open in a new window) and follow the instructions on the form.
You can still apply after the February application review date. If there are places available in the program, we will consider your application. If the program is full, we will add you to the waiting list in case a place becomes available.
Each program has a list of admission requirements. When you apply for a program, you need to show that you meet all the requirements. You can do this with supporting documents such as certificates and transcripts.
Visit the program page to see a complete list of admission requirements.
Supporting documents demonstrate that you are qualified to study your program of choice and can strengthen your application for a program in high demand.
You can send your supporting documents by mail, email, or fax, or bring them in to the Admissions office. Make sure your full name is included on all supporting documents, or let us know if the name is different so we can match them to your application.
Some examples of supporting documents are:
All applicants -- even post-secondary graduates -- need to submit their official high school transcript.
If you studied at college or university, you must submit your post-secondary transcript AND your high-school transcript. This may strengthen your application.
Your résumé should include details of your work and volunteer experience, any prizes or awards that you have won, any sports you have played and your hobbies. Any information related to the program you are applying to is important to include.
All Holland College programs are delivered in English. If English is not your first language, you will need to to demonstrate your proficiency in English, regardless of your place of birth or citizenship status. Find out about language requirements.
Some programs require certificates, criminal record checks, or driver’s licenses. Check the admission requirements for your program to find out if you need to supply additional documents. Send photocopies or scan the documents, do not send us the originals,.
Submit your application in person, by mail or online.
Applications forms can be dropped off to the admissions staff at any Holland College location. Bring your application fee and your supporting documents with you.
You may also submit your application form, fee, and supporting documents by mail:
Holland College Admissions Office
140 Weymouth Street
Online Applicants: Complete the online application form and pay your application fee using Visa or MasterCard. You can send your supporting documents by mail, email, or fax, or bring them in to the Admissions office. Make sure your full name is included on all supporting documents, or let us know if the name is different so we can match them to your application.
You can apply for two programs on the same application form at no additional cost.
Police Science Cadet program application fee: $125
Fee for all other programs for Canadian applicants: $40
Fee for all International applicants: $100