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Grades 7 TO 12 — Oakville, ON (Map)


Appleby College ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

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Admissions Requirements

Interview7 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay

Appleby College admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: October 31
Boarding students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: No

Application fee: N/A
Registration fee: N/A
Deposit: N/A

What Appleby College says about their admissions requirements:


We are delighted that you are considering enrollment at Appleby College. To apply for admission to Appleby, please follow the steps outlined on the How to Apply section of Appleby College’s website to complete the application process. Day students submitting an application by October 31, 2021 will be notified of their status by December 10, 2021. Those submitting an application by December 10, 2021, will be notified of their status by February 4, 2022. Students submitting an application after December 10, 2021 will be notified of their status on a rolling basis after February 4, 2022 as space permits.

Students completing a Boarding application (for Grades 9 to 12) will be considered on an ongoing rolling basis with decisions made throughout the year until all spaces are full. We encourage families to apply early as the majority of boarding spaces are allocated by mid-January. 

To start the Application process please visit and click on the Apply Now button and complete the online application form. Once you have completed the form you will be asked to pay the school's non-refundable application fee. For Canadian residents the fee is $200, for International residents the fee is $300;

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 [email protected] or sent via mail to 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1. To access the form please click here:

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 and upload report cards as indicated within the application.

If the applicant is a non-native English speaker applying for grades 10 through 12 please provide your TOEFL, or IELTS test date. For non-native English speakers applying for grades 7 through 9 please provide your TOEFL Jr or iTEP test date.  Please note that, for those who are unable to access one of the above English Language Assessments, we are currently accepting Duolingo as an alternative.

Should you be contacted for an interview with an Admissions Officer, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic we anticipate that all interviews for the 2022-2023 school year will be done over Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype.

Appleby’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. For more information please click here. 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.

Appleby College Student Services is committed to accommodating the needs of students with disabilities in a way that responds to a student’s unique circumstances. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Appleby will accommodate the needs of students with disabilities to allow them to access educational services equally, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. While the school does not have a special education department, we are able to offer certain accommodations to assist students with special needs to develop their individual potential. Please review the Student Access Document for full details and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Appleby College. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

Appleby College acceptance rate: 32%

Day Boarding

Appleby College student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Appleby College at each grade level.

Student Type789101112
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
55 - 60 (50%)8 - 10 (29%)52 - 60 (38%)8 - 12 (26%)1 - 4 (13%)
Boarding Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
18 - 24 (20%)20 - 25 (27%)24 - 28 (30%)0 - 2 (8%)

What type of student Appleby College is looking for:

Students who are passionate about learning, inquisitive, energetic, engaged, and who get involved. Current students and alumni quite often say that “you can’t be a passive by-stander at Appleby. The faculty and your peers won’t let you. Appleby offers students incredible learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom but in return it demands a lot.”

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