How to Apply 

To apply for admission to Appleby College please follow the steps below. Please note that all native English speaking students who complete their application in full prior to October 31, 2017, will not be required to submit a Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) result. Those students who complete the application process outlined below by October 31, 2017 will receive notification of their application status by December 15, 2017.

Please note that boarding is available for students in grades 9-12 only.

  1. Complete the on-line application by including the $200 non-refundable application fee for Canadian residents or the $300 non-refundable application fee for International residents;

  2. Provide the Confidential School Report form to your Teacher, Principal or Guidance Counsellor and ask them to return it directly to Appleby College. The document can be e-mailed to or sent via mail to 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1. To access the form please click here;

  3. Send in a student photo along with a copy of your most recent report card and a copy of the final report cards from the previous two years to Admissions at Appleby College (please see address above). Alternatively you can attach a student photo as indicated within the application.

  4. All native English speaking students who complete their application in full prior to October 31, 2017, will not be required to submit a Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) result. Students who submit their completed application after October 31, 2017 will be required to submit a SSAT result. For Ontario applicants wishing to write the SSAT please visit  SSAT dates hosted at Appleby College are as follows: January 20, 2018 & February 10, 2018. For applicants outside of Ontario, please visit

    For non-native English speakers applying for grades 10 through 12 please provide your TOEFL or IELTS or Vericant* test date. Applicants to grade 12 will be required to submit both SSAT results and an English proficiency test result. Please note test dates for both. For non-native English speakers applying for grades 7 through 9 please provide your TOEFL Jr. or iTEP or Vericant* test date.

  5. 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 telephone interview may be arranged when distance creates a great inconvenience. 

  6. Appleby College’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. To access the financial assistance application forms, please visit 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.

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

Co-curricular Exemptions for 2017-2018

Under special circumstances, students may ask for an alternative option when participating in mandatory term co-curriculars. Some examples of these requests are: an exemption to pursue a program not offered by the school, an exemption from a sport for medical reasons, or a request for a full-term exemption to pursue high-level programming outside of Appleby. To obtain an exemption, students must complete a request form and e-mail it to the assistant head of school, co-curricular programs. All exemptions are considered at the start of each school year. Please note that exemptions are not official until approval is received.

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