FAQ for Students
1. How is the acceptance into residence determined?
Residence is now allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are a number of beds in residence that are assigned to several groups of students (first year students, international students, returning students, etc.). Each gruop will be assigned on the first come, first served basis. Following the intiial assignments, a wait list will be generated also by the order in which applications were received.
2. How/when do I apply to residence?
In order to apply to Residence, you must first receive an offer of admission from Fanshawe College. The Office of the Registrar will send out their offers by email and regular mail starting February 2, 2012 (for September 2012 start). You will need to confirm your offer of admission through ontariocolleges.ca. Once you have confirmed your offer, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with a link to the online residence application. Learn more about how to apply...
3. When will I find out if I have been accepted into residence?
Once you have completed your online residence application and have paid your non-refundable $500 deposit, you will receive a confirmation notice from the Fanshawe Residence.
If you are not immediately accepted into residence, you will be placed on a waitlist for an available spot. Should a spot become available, we will contact you by telephone and you will have 48 hours to claim your spot.
4. Where do I live if I don't get into Residence?
Fanshawe College offers a housing listings service to students looking for accommodations in the City of London. There are a wide variety of housing options for students, many within walking distance or right on a major bus route. And with over 6,000 first-year students coming to Fanshawe every year, the majority live off-campus enjoying the same social opportunities as those in Residence.
5. What is security like on campus?
Security services run virtually 24/7, patrolling campus both on foot and with security vehicles. We also offer a Campus Safe Walk program with phones located around the campus connecting directly to our control centre for assistance.
6. What sort of money is available to me?
There are literally millions of dollars available to students through a variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries. Contact our Financial Aid and Awards & Scholarships Offices and see what might be available for you.
7. What are the job opportunities when I graduate?
With over 90 per cent of students employed within six months of graduation, Fanshawe grads get jobs. Employment statistics for each program are available on our Key Performance Indicators website. We even offer job listings and career resources through our Career Services Department.
8. How does the meal plan work?
The meal plan is a system where students can put money on their student card to use as a debit card at virtually any of the food service areas on campus. You even save PST (8%) when using the meal plan.
9. What is the minimum amount of money I can put on my meal card?
10. Does the meal plan money carry over to the next year?
Yes. Money can be carried over from year to year for the students' entire duration at Fanshawe.
11. How does the drug/dental plan work?
All registered full-time, post-secondary students are automatically enrolled in the FSU Health Plan. This plan covers most prescription drugs and accident benefits. More information is available from the Fanshawe Student Union.
12. What if I'm already covered for drug/dental through my parents?
You may opt out of the drug or dental plan within the first 10 days of the semester by filling out the online form at www.fsu.on.ca.
13. Admissions - how do I get into competitive programs?
If a program is traditionally competitive, it will list this in the program guide and may suggest you apply to the preparatory program for that specific area. For example, Pre-health Science for Dental Hygiene. Just remember to do your research; find out if the program you're applying to is going to be competitive and what your next steps will be.
14. I have a disability. Who do I speak to about making arrangements?
The Disability Services Office offers a variety of services for students with physical, mental and learning disabilities. Please identify any disabilities as early as possible to aid us in assessing what services are needed.
15. Does the bus pass work all year?
The London Transit bus pass is valid 24/7 for the entire school year, as well as the summer months while you are a student at Fanshawe. There are even five buses that stop right on campus.
16. I would like to work on campus. Where can I get a job?
There are hundreds of job opportunities right in the heart of Fanshawe College. From food services to Student Ambassadors, there is a job for you at Fanshawe. Visit our Career Services Department for complete job listings, or just pop by any of our service areas to inquire.
17. How do I get a parking pass?
Limited parking passes are available to students coming to Fanshawe from outside of London. Students are encouraged to use their bus pass, or, if they choose to drive, there are coin lots available at $3.25 per day. For more information on rates and policies click here.
18. How do I get a locker?
Lockers are available for rent to students for $10 per term and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
19. Are there vegetarian options in the dining facilities?
There are a variety of vegetarian options at a number of food-service areas on campus. Just ask our staff what the options are!
20. I would like to play a varsity sport. Who do I contact?
There are 11 varsity teams at Fanshawe, including men's/women's basketball, volleyball, soccer (indoor and outdoor), golf, badminton and cross-country. For more information visit the Athletics Department.
21. Can I apply to Fanshawe after the February 1st deadline?
Yes. If the program is still "open", there are still seats available and applications are accepted right into September.
22. What if I lose my Campus Card?
If you lose your Campus Card you should contact the Office of the Registrar (www.fanshawec.ca/registrar) immediately. There is a $25 charge to replace your Campus Card, so make sure to keep it close at all times! More on campus cards...
23. If I get sick, where do I go?
Both a medical clinic and Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic services are available to students, staff, faculty and community members. Located on the first floor of the Student Centre (1001), hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.