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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are considering enrollment at Appleby College. To apply for admission to Appleby, please follow the steps outlined below to complete the application process. Students submitting an application after December 11, 2020 will be notified of their status on a rolling basis after February 5, 2021.

Students completing a Boarding applications (for Grades 9 to 12) will be considered on an ongoing rolling basis with decisions made throughout the year until all spaces are full. We encourage families to apply early as the majority of boarding spaces are allocated by mid-January. 


As the first step in the application process please complete the online application form by clicking on the Apply Now button below. Please note, new applicants will be asked to create an account before proceeding to the application form. If you are a returning applicant, please login with the username and password previously provided. If you have misplaced your login details please click on ‘Forgot login’ on the bottom of the login page.

It should take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the online form. Once you have completed the form you will be asked to pay the school's non-refundable application fee. For Canadian residents the fee is $200, for International residents the fee is $300.

As part of the application process, please have the following information and documents available for submission: 

PROOF OF AGE: A copy of the applicant’s passport, birth certificate or other legal document that confirms applicant’s age. 

REPORT CARDS: A copy of your child’s most recent report card from the 2019-2020 school year (we recognize that due to the COVID-19 pandemic some students may not have received a final report card), as well as a copy of their final report card from the 2018-2019 school year. If your child has received an interim report card from the current 2020-2021 school year you can also submit it.

EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT (IF APPLICABLE): To help us ensure that the applicant (upon condition of acceptance) receives the appropriate support needed to have a successful experience at Appleby, a copy of their last assessment is appreciated if available.

ESL LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT (IF APPLICABLE): If the applicant is a non-native English speaker applying for grades 10 through 12 please provide your TOEFL or IELTS or Vericant* test date. For non-native English speakers applying for grades 7 through 9 please provide your TOEFL Jr. or iTEP or Vericant* test date.

For applicants whose English language test results are available, please upload a copy of their test results.

*Vericant is only available in China. To learn more about Vericant, please click here. Appleby reserves the right to request an English language test pending results of the Vericant interview.

Link to Apply Now

STEP 2: applicant checklist

Within two days of starting to complete your application form, you will receive a welcome e-mail from a member of Appleby’s admissions team. This e-mail will include instructions on how to access an applicant checklist which has been assigned to you and which will allow you to track the progress of your child's application. Included as part of the checklist are the following items:

CONFIDENTIAL SCHOOL REPORT : Please ask one of your child’s Teachers, their Principal or a Guidance Counsellor to complete and return directly to Appleby College the Confidential School Report. Once completed the form can be e-mailed to or sent via mail to 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1. 

INTERVIEW : Should you be contacted for an interview with an Admissions Officer, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic we anticipate that all interviews for the 2021-2022 school year will be done over Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype.

SIR EDMUND WALKER SCHOLARSHIP  PROGRAMME (OPTIONAL) : Appleby offers a merit-based scholarship in the form of the Sir Edmund Walker Scholarship programme, named after the school’s founding patron. Up to 10 new incoming students to Appleby will receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship to be used towards their tuition. We encourage all applicants to learn more about the scholarship by clicking here. The application deadline is December 11, 2020.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (OPTIONAL) : Appleby’s commitment to financial assistance is designed to ensure that financial need should not prevent a student from reaching their full potential. All financial assistance decisions are need based and are designed to assist families who believe in an Appleby education but are unable to meet the full financial commitments. Applications are reviewed by an independent financial services firm, Apple Financial Services. For more information please click here. Students applying for financial assistance are strongly encouraged to submit their application in concurrence with their admissions application as it can take four to six weeks for Apple Financial Services to process.


Appleby College Student Services is committed to accommodating the needs of students with disabilities in a way that responds to a student’s unique circumstances. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Appleby will accommodate the needs of students with disabilities to allow them to access educational services equally, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. While the school does not have a special education department, we are able to offer certain accommodations to assist students with special needs to develop their individual potential. Please review the Student Access Document for full details and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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Appleby College Contact Information

We would love to hear from you! You can reach us with any of the following:

Main Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 0
Fax: 905-845-9828
Admissions: 905-845-4681, ext. 188

540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3P1

If you would like to book a campus tour, please contact Adele Sayo, Administrative Assistant, Admissions at (905) 845-4681 ext. 188 or by email.

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