FAQ “Frequently Asked Questions”
Q: What are the minimum admission requirements for Willis College?
To be eligible for admission to most programs you must have a minimum of an Ontario Grade 12 education OR have mature student status (18 years old and over) and must pass our entrance assessment test if you do not have a high school diploma.
Q: What is the first step?
The very first step is to arrange a campus tour and a meeting with a Willis College Admissions Consultant. An Admissions Consultant can answer all of your questions in a private, one-on-one setting. Whether it’s a discussion about an area of study or a specific program, an Admissions Consultant can assist you in deciding upon the program that is right for you to help you achieve your career goals and objectives.
Q: What do I bring to my first meeting with an Admissions Consultant?
Bring along a resume or information about yourself such as your past education and work history. Previous experiences are recognized and discussed during this meeting. If you are unsure of what area of study you would like to pursue, we will be glad to provide you with different choices that may suit you.
Q: May I take a campus tour?
Of course! In fact, the Campus Tour is one of the very first things you will want to do at your first meeting with an Admissions Consultant. You will get a tour of the campus, meet instructors and staff, and have a chance to experience the college atmosphere. Take your time, ask lots of questions, and feel free to speak to some of our students— it’s a great opportunity to gather information and find out what others think about our programs.
Q: Is an entrance exam required?
If you do not have an Ontario high school diploma, we will administer a free entrance assessment test when you come in to meet with an Admissions Consultant. This is a great way to assess your strengths and ensure that you will be successful in the program you select.
Q: Who do I speak with regarding Financial Assistance?
At Willis College we encourage each student to meet with a Financial Aid Administrator who can show you many of your financial options that are most beneficial for you and your future. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Q: Does OSAP recognize Willis College?
Yes, our College can arrange for you to apply for an OSAP loan to finance your education. Our Financial Aid Administrator can guide you step by step through the process. It only takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The Financial Aid Administrator will also ensure you understand how OSAP works and what advantages come along with it.
Q: What options are available to finance my investment in education at Willis College?
All of the financing options can be explained in a meeting with a Financial Aid Administrator, where we will gladly fully explain both the process and the responsibilities. Alternatively, we have a detailed outline of the financial options on the Financial Page.
Q: Does the Canada Revenue Agency recognize Willis College?
Yes! The College will issue students with a CRA Form T2202A (Education Credit). This credit is reported on your income tax filing for the previous fiscal year. Recognized educational institutions use this form to certify a student’s eligibility for tuition, education, and textbook amounts. Students may use it to show a transfer to a designated person, apply the credit to previous returns, or they can carry the credit forward.
Q: What are private career colleges, and are they approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities?
This is what the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has to say about Ontario private colleges: “Private career colleges offer career specific training, shorter program durations, hands-on learning and small class sizes. They offer certificates and diplomas in a wide variety of program areas with numerous enrolments throughout the year.”
“By law, private career colleges must be registered and must have their programs approved by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges.” “The private career college and/or program are registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.” All of the above applies to Willis College and their respective campuses.
For more info, CALL the campus nearest you or with our online Request Information form at the top of the page.