COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheridan admissions is not offering on-site, in-person advising or support.  Until further notice, we will continue processing applications and respond to inquiries through email and phone.  To reach the admissions team, please email or 905-845-9430, options 4.  Please have your student ID available and be as specific as possible regarding your inquiry. We appreciate your patience and understanding

What is a waitlist?

Sheridan has a limited number of seats available in our programs.  Waitlists are developed to keep a qualified list of applicants for future consideration if seats become available. 

How long is the waitlist?

Waitlists are maintained at a reasonable level based on historical trends.  This means that the number of applicants placed on a waitlist depends on the waitlist activity in previous years. 

Where am I on the waitlist?

Your position on a waitlist can fluctuate based on numerous factors and therefore an applicant’s position may change.  It isn’t always possible to predict how many applicants on the list will be offered admission to their chosen program.  The highest ranked candidate will move off the waitlist first.  Sheridan will notify you as soon as possible if we have a seat for you. 

Will I automatically be moved to the next intake?
No, you will have to apply for this program through Ontario Colleges for the next available intake.  If you apply to an intake in the same academic year (September – May), you can add the application to your current OCAS application.

I applied before February 1, why am I on a waitlist?
Admission to many Sheridan programs is limited. As a result not all qualified applicants can be admitted, including those who applied before the Equal Consideration Date. Waiting lists of eligible applicants are maintained for certain programs. Applicants are ranked by their academic average, portfolio/supplemental score or a combination of both.

How long do I have to wait until a seat becomes available?
Seats generally become available later in the cycle, up to the 5th day of classes.

How and when will I know if a seat becomes available?
Admissions will contact you directly by phone and/or email to inquire if you are interested in attending in the program. You will be given a deadline in order to secure your seat in the program and to pay your tuition fees. Please ensure your contact information is up to date in your myStudent Centre account.

What is my GPA? What was the GPA needed to be admitted?
GPA stands for Grade Point Average. This is calculated from your transcripts and is based on the admission requirements for the program you have applied to.

When I applied for the program it was “open” at Ontario Colleges, so why am I on a waitlist?
Applicants to oversubscribed or highly competitive programs are admitted based on academic criteria and/or the ranking of a supplemental assignment (e.g. portfolios, resumes, questionnaires). The status of a program (open, waitlist, closed) can change at any time due to the number of qualified applicants versus number of available seats.

When will I find out if I can attend school for September (January, May)?
Applicants will be contacted from this list until the program is full or up to the fifth day of class, whichever comes first. 

When is the last day I can be offered a seat?
A seat can become available up until the fifth day of classes.

How are applicants chosen from the waitlist?
Applicants are ranked by their academic average, portfolio/supplemental score or a combination of both.  The candidate with the highest rank is chosen.

Will accepting another offer of admission affect my waitlist status? Will my fees transfer?
You can accept an offer of admission to one Sheridan program and still remain on a waitlist for another.   Your fees can be allocated to your new program choice at Sheridan.

Do I need to apply again to the next intake or will I automatically be considered for the next intake?
Your application will not be transferred to the next intake.  Instead, if you wish to be considered for a future intake, you will have to apply to Ontario Colleges.

If I do need to apply again will I be given preference?
No, each intake in evaluated separately based on the current applicant pool.

Will I need to pay the Ontario Colleges application fee again to apply to the next intake?
If you are applying to a new academic cycle, a new application fee will apply. Application cycles start every September. (September, January, May is one application cycle). These regulations are set forth by Ontario Colleges.