St. Lawrence College Pathway

International students benefit tremendously from learning and living in Canada prior to entering a Canadian college. The experience familiarizes students with the expectations of the Canadian classroom, enriches their English abilities quickly through immersion, and acclimatizes them to Canadian social norms. Students who complete their high school diploma in Canada are more thoroughly prepared for academic achievement when they reach college.

What is the St. Lawrence College Pathway?

 

The St. Lawrence Pathway provides international students with a seamless transition from Canadian high school to college. When accepted to a Limestone high school, qualified students also receive a conditional acceptance letter for admission to St. Lawrence College. Having that pathway through high school and college allows students to focus on clear academic goals as soon as they arrive in Canada.

 

 

Entrance Requirements

 

Normally it takes two years or more for international students to achieve the credits required for the Ontario high school diploma. Therefore the St. Lawrence Pathway is intended for students who are mid-way through high-school in their home country, or around age 16. (The earlier a student begins at Limestone, the better.)

 

Entrance to Limestone School District:

 

  • “B” average.
  • IELTS 5 overall, with no band less than 4.5 (St. Lawrence diploma stream).
  • IELTS 5.5 overall, with no band less than 5.0 (St. Lawrence degree stream).
  • Completion of 22 or more high school credits in the home country.

 

Conditions for Admission to St. Lawrence Diploma or Advanced Diploma Programs

 

  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma at Limestone.
  • Completion of all Grades 11 and 12 “M” and “C” courses as required by the St. Lawrence program.
  • Students who successfully complete English “4U” or “4C” will meet the St. Lawrence English requirement. Students who graduate with ENG 4E will be able to continue to develop their English skills through St. Lawrence’s English as a Second Language Program.

 

Conditions for Admission to St. Lawrence Bachelor of Business Administration Program:

 

  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma at Limestone.
  • Minimum 70% average in six prerequisite Grade 12 U and M courses, including English and Math 4U.
  • Students who successfully complete English “4U” will meet the St. Lawrence English requirement. Students who do not meet that requirement will be able to continue to develop their English skills through St. Lawrence’s English as a Second Language Program.

 

 

Program Availability

 

St. Lawrence College (2017 and 2018 Intakes):

 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration program.
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs.

         For more information, visit the St. Lawrence College website.

 

Limestone:

 

Some St. Lawrence programs require students to complete specific high school perquisite courses. The availability of those courses at Limestone is affected by the time of year that one applies, school-specific factors, and homestay location. As Limestone cannot guarantee the availability of any course a Pathway applicant may require, it will assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Students considering the Pathway program should submit their application as early as possible.

 

 

Application Procedure

 

The application deadline is March 31st each year. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

 

Please submit the following completed documents to Tomoko Phippen, Registration and Finance Officer (phippent@limestone.on.ca):

 

  1. Completed St. Lawrence Pathway Application Form.
  2. Reference Form.
  3. Scanned copy of passport.
  4. Scanned high school transcripts.

 

Your application package will be reviewed by both Limestone and St. Lawrence. After receiving your application, a Limestone staff member will arrange to speak with you via Skype, WeChat, telephone, or similar. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about living in Kingston or attending Limestone or St. Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 


International Education Office
Limestone District School Board
164 Van Order Drive, 1st Floor
Kingston, Ontario

K7M 1C1

 

(phone) 613-544-7745
(fax) 613-544-8997

(e) international@limestone.on.ca

 

Limestone District School Board is located in Kingston, Ontario, a small city of 120,000 people located at the eastern mouth of Lake Ontario. Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital.

 

Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!

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