How to apply

Applying to Fanshawe 2015—2016

Please note:

Ontario's Public Colleges are aware of the current labour disruption by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) in Durham Region, and the potential impact of other ongoing labour negotiations around the province. Every effort is being made to ensure applications continue to be processed and offers of admission are issued.

Colleges are sensitive to concerns that mid-term marks may be delayed in the event of a strike, and any potential impacts to current applicants will be minimized. Ontario's Public Colleges want to assure students and their families that we are working at a provincial level with the Ministry of Education and Colleges Ontario to develop a contingency plan that will allow students to complete the admissions process for any college affected.

Colleges are committed to promoting access to postsecondary education, and will do everything they can to ensure current applicants are not disadvantaged by the current labour situation. Ontario's Public Colleges will be monitoring the situation closely and will update applicants as events unfold.

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Need help getting started?

Check out our prospective student website which gives you details on what a college education is and how our admissions process works. Follow the links to learn everything you need to know to get started and if you need more help, you can book an appointment with one of our admissions and pathways advisors.

The following dates are for students starting college in the 2015/16 academic year (FALL 2015,  WINTER 2016, SPRING 2016): 

October 2014   

The on-line application is available through

February 1, 2015  

All applications received by by February 1, 2015 are considered equally. However, due to the volume of applications received by on this date, we strongly encourage prospective students to apply early.    

Applications received after February 1, 2015 will be considered for admission as they are received and will depend on the availability of space in the program.

Applicants to the Collaborative Nursing program apply through OUAC and must have their completed applications submitted by February 15, 2015 to guarantee equal consideration.

First release of admission offers for 2015/2016 programs. 

March 21, 2015  

All admission decisions complete for highly competitive programs.

May 1, 2015   

Applicants offered admission prior to April 17, 2015 are required to confirm their program choice by May 1, 2015. For offers of admission after that date, applicants must make their decision within 14 days of the offer date. Applicants who respond after the deadline risk losing a place in the program. 


Term Start

Important Dates
(some programs may have different dates, specific information will be sent to applicants)


  • Admission Conditions must be met by August 18, 2015
  • First day of classes for most programs is September 8, 2015


  • Admission Conditions must be met by December 9, 2015
  • First day of classes for most programs is January 6, 2016


  • Admission Conditions must be met by April 11, 2016
  • First day of classes for most programs is May 2, 2016

Applicants with Documented Disabilities

Accommodation in completing the application process will be provided on request. Please contact the Accessibility Services Office.