I am an Indian and my son is going to complete high school (+2) in March 2020. I am planning to apply for engineering/computer science for my son in any university/college in Canada.

Now, I come to know that the application end date is January 2020 for the courses starting in September 2020.

In India, school final exams happen in March/April and results are published in May every year. My son will get mark sheets, transfer certificate and all documents in May 2020, after completing his high school (+2) exams. When applying for a college/university in India (which opens in July), we need to submit above mentioned documents, because whether we are going to get the college seat or not is based on those documents/grade/marks.

So, do I have to wait to apply for him in Jan. 2021, for the courses starting in Sept. 2021?

In other words, do the students need to wait year to study in Canada?

As the schools in Canada ends in July/August, how they are applying to university/college?

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    Why are you applying? Shouldn't your son be applying himself? – user2768 May 3 '19 at 13:02
  • Your question seems just target a specific people as indian student wants to join a college or university specifically in Ontario, CA. I'm not sure, this question could be answered here or not cause it depends on condition of those specific people. – Alone Programmer May 3 '19 at 13:15
  • @AloneProgrammer, I edited to make this questions as more common. How the local students handling this situation? – NiceGuy May 3 '19 at 13:19
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    @NiceGuy Still it's not clear. What do you mean by saying: "I am wondering, as the schools in Canada ends in july/august, how they are applying to university/college?" You mean what documents are needed to apply or which site they use or something else? If you are looking for these kind of information I believe admission office of universities are the best resouces. – Alone Programmer May 3 '19 at 13:21
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    @user2768: Why are you applying? : This is the cultural difference, I hope no south-indians will ask this question. To clarify, We both will discuss, fill forms, apply together or spiliting tasks between us. We(south-Indians) don't see this approach as the son is incapable but an emotional attachment ( of we than I ) which made me phrase this question like that. – NiceGuy May 3 '19 at 21:00

Canadian Students typically apply before they have received their diploma, and acceptance will be conditional on graduation. They send their notes transcript up to this point and any relevant documents. Please note that many programs have multiple admission rounds and applying during the summer is possible in that case. Good luck!


Based on other answers, comments and my own research, I found the below.

From University of Waterloo website...

Sending your documents

Once you've applied, there are a couple of things you need to do before we can make an admission decision.

You must submit your transcripts and documents (outlined below) by our document deadline.
You can upload unofficial documents so that we can review your application and make a decision.

If you receive an offer of admission, we will require official versions of the documents. Your conditional offer of admission will provide details. We cannot make a decision if we do not have all your documents, e.g., transcripts, English language test scores (if required), Admission Information Form (if required for your program). If your mid-term grades are not available by the deadline, please submit them as soon as possible.


Students from India:

Please arrange for your Grade 10 board examination results and Grade 12 predicted examination results to be sent to the Office of the Registrar.

If you receive an offer of admission to Waterloo, we will also require your official Grade 12 board examination results.

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The application deadline is January, yet your son won't receive grades until May. Perhaps your son can apply with his predicted grades, rather than his actual grades, and the university can make an offer conditional on him obtaining his predicted grades.

I'm unfamiliar with the particularities of the Canadian system and my answer is based upon systems elsewhere.

  • Thanks for the reply, but I am looking for Canada specific info. – NiceGuy May 3 '19 at 13:14
  • @NiceGuy Just check whether this applies in Canada. – user2768 May 3 '19 at 13:30
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    I found more useful information here - uwaterloo.ca/future-students/admissions/admission-requirements/… – NiceGuy May 3 '19 at 13:49
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    @NiceGuy - if your own research has given you a better answer than anybody else has posted so far; please don't hesitate to post your own findings as an answer (and accept it yourself). Doing so helps people in the future, who have the same problem as you. – Bilkokuya May 3 '19 at 14:13

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