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Internationally Trained Individuals

Credential Assessment

If you have education from outside of Canada, you may need to provide a Credential Assessment Report when you apply to Sheridan.

Where can I get a Credential Assessment Report?

You must request a Credential Assessment Report from an independent credential assessment organization. Options are listed here based on your educational experience (secondary or postsecondary):

Credential assessment processing times vary. Please refer to the organizations’ websites for details. Credential assessment fees will apply.

How can I submit my Credential Assessment Report?

Domestic applicants:

  1. Apply to your program of choice through ontariocolleges.ca.
  2. When your Credential Assessment Report is complete, request that the assessing organization send it directly to ontariocolleges.ca for you. (If you have a WES Credential Assessment Report, you can ask WES to add Sheridan and/or ontariocolleges.ca as a recipient.)

International applicants:

  1. Apply to your program of choice through Sheridan’s international application portal. (Find out how to apply.)
  2. You will know that you need to provide a Credential Assessment Report for admissions if: a) the requirement for a Credential Assessment Report is indicated in your Application Portal, or b) you plan to apply for Advanced Standing.
  3. When your Credential Assessment Report is complete, request that the assessing organization send it directly to Sheridan College for you. (If you have a WES Credential Assessment Report, you can ask WES to add Sheridan as a recipient.)

Things to keep in mind:

  • Admission to Sheridan’s programs is based on both academic requirements and English language proficiency for all students whose first language is not English. Along with your credential assessment, you may also be required to provide proof of English proficiency.
  • Original academic documents, transcripts or evaluations sent to Sheridan will not be returned to applicants, their families or any agents acting on behalf of applicants.

What's the difference between a general assessment and a course-by-course/comprehensive assessment?

  • General assessments can be used for admission to specific Sheridan programs. See "What type of assessment is required for my Sheridan program?" (below) for details.

    For Business diplomas, you can submit a general assessment and be sent for math testing for admissions purposes. Refer to Sheridan's Assessment Centre for details.

  • A course-by-course/comprehensive assessment provides details on all courses, grades, completion dates and GPA. General assessments do not provide this information.

    Required for specific programs: Some Sheridan programs have specific course or GPA admission requirements, and therefore require course-by-course/comprehensive assessments. See "What type of assessment is required for my Sheridan program?" (below) for details.

    Required for Advanced Standing: Sheridan requires course-by-course/comprehensive assessments for students requesting Advanced Standing. Course outlines and translations may also be required.

What type of assessment is required for my Sheridan program?

The list below indicates which type of assessment (general or course-by-course/comprehensive) is required for admission to each program offered at Sheridan.

Note: CBC/COMP = course-by-course/comprehensive

PAMFM Advanced Manufacturing Management   x
PASEM Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props   x
PADAC Advertising – Account Management   x
PADMK Advertising and Marketing Communications x  
PAMCM Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management x  
PANCR Animal Care   x
PBAAA Animation, Honours Bachelor of   x
PACRE Applied Creativity and Innovation x  
PATCN Architectural Technician   x
PARTY Architectural Technology   x
PARTF Art Fundamentals x  
PBAHS Athletic Therapy, Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences   x
PBUSA /PBUFI /PBUHR /PBUMK /PBUSS /PBUSP Business (Accounting /Finance /Marketing /HR /General)   x *
Business Administration (Accounting /Finance /Marketing /HR)   x *
PBACC /PBBAF /PBBAM /PBHRM /PBSCM Business Administration, Honours Bachelor of (Accounting /Finance /Marketing /HR /Supply Chain)   x
PBAPM Business Analysis and Process Management   x
PCETY Chemical Engineering Technology   x
PCETE Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental   x
PCLTN Chemical Laboratory Technician   x
PCYCD Child and Youth Care x  
PCKNS Clinical Kinesiology   x
PCRSH Clinical Research   x
PCAJS Community and Justice Services x  
PBCMS Community Safety, Honours Bachelor of   x
PCANM Computer Animation x  
PCPEN Computer Engineering Technician   x
PCPET Computer Engineering Technology   x
PCPRG Computer Programming   x
PBACS Computer Science (Mobile Computing), Honours Bachelor of – including degree completions   x
PBCPCC /PBCPDA /PBCPGE /PBCPMV /PBCPNN Computer Science, Honours Bachelor of (specialties in Cloud Computing /Data Analytics /Game Engineering /Modelling, Simulation & Visualization /Network Engineering) – including degree completions   x
PSITC Computer Systems Technician – Information Technology Infrastructure and Services   x
PSISC Computer Systems Technology – Information Systems Engineering   x
PCSSC Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering (Co-op)   x
PBCRDC /PBCRDD /PBCRDF /PBCRDG /PBCRDI /PBCRDT Craft and Design, Honours Bachelor of (specialties in Ceramics /Furniture /Glass /Industrial Design /Textiles /Multidisciplinary) – including degree completions   x
PCRIM Creative Industries Management   x
PBCWP Creative Writing and Publishing, Honours Bachelor of   x
PCDCA Digital Creature Animation – Technical Direction x  
PDIGP Digital Product Design x  
PECED Early Childhood Education x  
PECEI Early Childhood Education – Intensive   x
PBECB Early Childhood Leadership, Honours Bachelor of (Degree Completion)   x
PCESD Educational Support x  
PEDSI Educational Support – Intensive   x
PETEN Electrical Engineering Technician   x
PBENE Electrical Engineering, Honours Bachelor of Engineering – including degree completions   x
PETEQ Electrical Techniques x  
PELTN Electromechanical Engineering Technician   x
PEMTY Electromechanical Engineering Technology   x
PEETN Electronics Engineering Technician   x
PELTY Electronics Engineering Technology   x
PENCT Environmental Control   x
PENST Environmental Technician   x
PBXDN Experiential Design, Honours Bachelor of   x
PBFTV Film and Television, Honours Bachelor of   x
PBGDS Game Design, Honours Bachelor of   x
PGDAP Game Development – Advanced Programming   x
PGLDS Game Level Design x  
PGASU General Arts and Science – University Profile x  
PGAUC General Arts and Science – University Profile (Certificate) x  
PGASE English Language Studies (ESL) x  
PHRMC Human Resources Management   x
PBAAI Illustration, Honours Bachelor of   x
PBAIS Information Sciences (Cyber Security), Honours Bachelor of – including degree completions   x
PBIDS Interaction Design, Honours Bachelor of   x
PINME Interactive Media Management   x
PINDE Interior Decorating x  
PBAID Interior Design, Honours Bachelor of   x
PINBM International Business Management   x
PICTC Internet Communications Technology (Co-op)   x
PIOTM Internet of Things and Machine Intelligence x  
PIPAP Investigation ‐ Public and Private x  
PJRNL Journalism x  
PBHSK Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences   x
PMMCA Makeup for Media and Creative Arts x  
PMKMC Marketing Management   x
PMETN Mechanical Engineering Technician   x
PMETD Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design   x
PMETY Mechanical Engineering Technology   x
PMEDD Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design   x
PBENM Mechanical Engineering, Honours Bachelor of Engineering – including degree completions   x
PMTTM Mechanical Technician – CNC & Precision Machining x  
PLUMB Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing x  
PMTTD Mechanical Techniques – CNC & Precision Machining x  
PMDAF Media Fundamentals x  
PMSFS Music Scoring for Screen and Stage   x
PBAMT Music Theatre Performance, Honours Bachelor of   x
PBNSG Nursing, Honours Bachelor of Science   x
POFAE Office Administration – Executive x  
POAHS Office Administration – Health Services x  
PBHSO Osteopathy, Honours Bachelor of Science   x
PARAL Paralegal x  
PPAPN Performing Arts – Preparation x  
PPSWK Personal Support Worker x  
PPHTO Pharmacy Technician   x
PBAAP Photography, Honours Bachelor of   x
PLUMN Plumbing Technician   x
PPOLF Police Foundations x  
PPNSG Practical Nursing   x
PPHSS Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees   x
PPACG Professional Accounting   x
PPRJM Project Management   x
PPRCC Public Relations – Corporate Communications x  
PQUAS Quality Assurance – Manufacturing and Management   x
PRGAF Regulatory Affairs   x
PBSCD Social and Community Development, Honours Bachelor of   x
PSSWK Social Service Worker x  
PSSWG Social Service Worker – Gerontology x  
PTESL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus) x  
PTPPA Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry x  
PTECH Technology Fundamentals x  
PTADS Theatre and Drama Studies   x
PURBN Urban Design   x
PVETT Veterinary Technician   x
PCVAT Visual and Creative Arts x  
PCVAD Visual and Creative Arts – Advanced x  
PVEFF Visual Effects x  
PVMAS Visual Merchandising Arts x  
PWLFT Welding and Fabrication Technician   x
PWLDT Welding Techniques x  
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