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Application Procedures for International Students

You’re just a few steps away from joining us! Below you will find important information on the application and admission process for international students.

How to Apply

International students applying from overseas may apply directly to Algoma U on our application portal or via the OUAC 105 portal. If you have any questions about the application process, please email international@algomau.ca or phone* (705) 949-2301 ext. 4338.

*Please note, due to COVID-19 campus restrictions, this phone number is only being staffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice.

Checklist for All Applications
  • Complete the Algoma U application
  • Pay your non-refundable $125.00 CDN application fee on the application portal. For other payment options, click here.
  • Submit copies of all transcripts including secondary school transcripts, secondary school diplomas, post-secondary school transcripts and diplomas/degrees, if applicable. All applicants must upload their documents on the AU Application Portal.*
  • Send proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable). For accepted test results, please click here.
  • Gap Letter/Gap Explanation – If you have been out of school for more than two years, you must provide documentation detailing your recent professional history.

* If you are an OUAC 101 or 105 Applicant, digital copies can be emailed to international@algomau.ca.

Document Submission Guidelines

Please follow the below guidelines to ensure faster processing time.

Documents & Academic History

  • Any schools indicated in the academic history on the application will require a transcript to be submitted, unless otherwise stated, in order to assess the application. 
  • Any schools and/or transcripts not indicated in the academic history, that come to light after an offer has been issued, will not be considered for transfer credit evaluation. 
  • All documents must come with an Official English Language translation if the original documents are not in English.

File Organization

  • Rename all of your files to accurately describe their content. For example, “University of Example transcripts”; all English language test results should be named “English Language Test”.
  • Documents must be submitted in PDF format. 
  • Condense all related documents (by institution) into one PDF document. For example, all semesters of high school should be condensed into one PDF document and all documents for university should be condensed into another PDF document. This will ensure that you are able to upload all documents via the Application Portal.

Official Transcripts

An official transcript is one that is sent directly by the issuing institution or education authority using the sending institution’s security features (e.g. digital encryption, secure paper, or institutional seal) and has not been handled by the student in any way.

Official transcripts may be requested for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to confirmation of a student’s unconditional admission, transfer credit evaluations, scholarship assessment or cases of suspected fraudulent documents.

If official copies of documents are requested, please send hard copies to:

International Admissions
Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
P6A 2G4


Please upload encrypted digital copies to your applicant portal or email them to intl-admissions@algomau.ca.