Preparing students for their brightest future
Columbia’s pre-university (Grade 12) program prepares students for admission to universities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Students now studying in Form 5, Sec. 4, or ‘O’ Level are eligible to apply to the 6-month program (January or Mid-May intake) and will complete the six courses required to enter university. Senior Middle 2 students are eligible to apply for a minimum 10-month program (August intake). This allows students to complete eight credits and graduate with an Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD).
University Placement Office
Columbia’s university placement team helps students with university applications, career planning and securing opportunities at world-class universities. Dedicated staff are always willing to answer questions, offer advice and advocate for students, helping them secure the best future possible.
|Program Choice||Compulsory University Preparatory Courses||Additional U Prep Courses Required|
|Architecture||English Advanced functions Physics Calculus & vectors Portfolio of graphic arts||2 options|
|Business/Commerce||English Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2||3 options|
|Computer Science||English Advanced functions Calculus & vectors(Some universities also require 1 to 2 sciences)||1 – 3 options|
|Engineering||English Advanced functions Physics Calculus & vectors Chemistry||1 option|
|Hotel & Food Management||English Advanced functions and a second math course (preferably data management)||3 options|
|Science||English Advanced functions 2 sciences Calculus & vectors||option|
|Social Studies||English Some Universities also require 1 other Pre-U language or Pre-U math course||4 or 5 options|
"Through concerted efforts, we have been successful in placing our university preparatory graduates into prestigious universities, many with scholarships and awards."− Annie Rong, University Placement Coordinator