Admissions policy

The College follows a policy when admitting student. Full details are available on the policy website.

Availability of programs

All applicants applying to the first year of programs should be aware of the following policy: The College reserves the right to cancel a program, a program major or option, change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered, or withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such right, the College's sole liability will be the return of any monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

In the event a program is suspended or cancelled, Fanshawe College will provide students already enrolled in the program, the opportunity to complete the program within the normal time period. In some circumstances transfer of such students to another college may be more practical and Fanshawe College will assist these students to become enrolled in the same program offered by another college located within a reasonable distance from Fanshawe College. This is in accordance with the Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Policy IV.10 - 'Program Suspension and Cancellation'.

A list of open programs available for entry into Level 1 can be found on our website.

Clinical or field placement

An essential component of many College programs is experiential learning through clinical or field practice relevant to the program. In order to ensure high standards and quality educational offerings which will permit students maximum opportunities to achieve learning objectives, and because of necessary funding arrangements, Fanshawe College reserves the right to place students in whatever agency or combination of agencies it determines to be appropriate. While every effort is made to maximize use of local agencies, there is sometimes a need to place students outside of London for some programs or portions of programs.

Accordingly, for these programs, an offer of admission is subject to the condition that the student must be prepared for the possibility of having to relocate, at her or his own expense, for all or a portion of this experience. There is a pre-placement process that must be completed by the applicant prior to the start of the program.

Any applicant who has a question concerning this policy is advised to contact the Pre-Placement Coordinator at 519-452-4430 ext. 3943

Part-time studies

Students who wish to participate in programs on a part-time basis are encouraged to apply. Applications are normally accepted between the week prior to the commencement of the term and the second week of the term at which time, lists of all courses which still have spaces left will be available.

A part-time student is a student who is enrolled for a course or courses which form part of a post-secondary program and who is carrying a course load which is:

  • less than 70% of the total student contact hours normally required for a full-time student, and
  • less than 2/3 of the courses normally required for a full-time student

A full-time student who wishes to change to part-time should consult their Academic School and must advise the Office of the Registrar in writing within ten (10) days of the commencement of the term. Tuition fees for part-time registration are by the individual course and must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Students interested in evening courses, academic upgrading, or exploring courses that do not lead to an Ontario College credential, should look into our Continuing Education programs. If you have questions or need help becoming a part time student, contact the Advising Centre at, 519-452-4277 or


A student may apply for re-admission back into the same program, if there has been an interruption to the normal program progression for that student.

  • Level 1 Re-admission: the student will be treated as a first time applicant and must apply through
  • Level 2 and beyond: the College will readmit the student based on academic achievement and space availability. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office, Room Office

If the student is re-admitted to a program, the College may require the student to demonstrate current competence in courses already passed (e.g. by means of a challenge exam and/or by repeating all or part of the course(s)). In cases of unsatisfactory performance, or demonstrated unsuitability for the program, the College reserves the right to deny re-admission. In the case of expulsion, the terms of re-admission will require the approval of the Vice-President (Academic or Development & Partnerships).