How To Apply

How To Apply

Last updated
7/11/2024 9:08:06 PM

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 by October 31, 2023 will be notified of their status by December 15, 2023. Those submitting an application by December 15, 2023, will be notified of their status by February 23, 2024. Students submitting an application after December 15, 2023 will be notified of their status on a rolling basis after February 23, 2024 as space permits.

Students completing a Boarding application (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. 


Application Process

Step 1: Online Application Form

Online Application Form

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, the login method previously used when submitting your Appleby College application has changed as Blackbaud - Appleby's education management system (BBK12) provider, has phased out its existing login method. Returning applicants are asked to contact and a member of the Appleby Technology Team will be happy to assist you.

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: 

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 test date. For non-native English speakers applying for grades 7 through 9 please provide your TOEFL Jr or iTEP test date.  Please note that, for those who are unable to access one of the above English Language Assessments, we are currently accepting Duolingo as an alternative.

APPLY NOW Inquiry Form


Step 2: Applicant Checklist

Applicant Checklist

Within two days of submitting 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. 

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 final report card from the 2022-2023 school year as well as a copy of their final report card from the 2021-2022 school year. If your child has received an interim report card from the current 2023-2024 school year you can also submit it.

KIRA TALENT INTERVIEW: Following submission of their application, Appleby College will send an invitation to complete an online assessment for Admissions 2023-2024. Included in the e-mail will be a set of instructions outlining the steps to take. This e-mail will be sent to the Parent 1 e-mail address provided in the Household Information section of the application form. If you are submitting an application form for more than one child, a member of Appleby’s admissions team will contact you to confirm which address the Kira Talent online assessment should be e-mailed to.

ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW: Should you be contacted for an interview with an Admissions Officer upon submission of your application, every effort should be made to arrange a personal interview. A Skype, Microsoft Teams or Zoom interview may be arranged when distance creates a great inconvenience.

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 five new incoming students to Appleby will receive $20,000 per year starting with the recipient’s year of entry. The full scholarship amount will be applied directly against annual tuition fees. We encourage all applicants to learn more about the scholarship by clicking here. 
The application deadline is December 1, 2023

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.


Step 3: Academic Accommodation (if applicable)

Academic Accommodation

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.


Weekly Campus Tours

Campus tours are offered weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


Spaces Available By Grade

Click the button below to learn more about the Spaces Available by Grade in 2024-25.


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, Coordinator, Admissions at (905) 845-4681 ext. 188 or by email using the button below:

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