New Renaissance Academy focuses on preparing students for a university program in Business, Engineering and Technology. A student may also apply to an Arts faculty but will not receive the preparation a comprehensive school might give.
Our New Renaissance Academy’s university liaison team has developed close relationships with canadian universities and colleges. Representatives from several key universities and colleges are invited to visit the school and speak with grade 11 and grade 12 students. Visits to the University of Toronto and other universities close by give our students a chance to see first-hand, the nature of the universities to which they might apply.
Yes. Please fill out the electronic application form when you apply. Scan and send the documents that we require. You will be asked to bring the originals when you arrive just before the beginning of the semester.
Canadian students, permanent residents or international students may live with a relative or friend that has been asked to do so by their parents. Students without a friend or relative with whom to stay will live with a Canadian family. (This is called Homestay). New Renaissance Academy has made an arrangement with Canada Homestay network to provide homestay families. All of our homestay families are vetted and closely monitored to ensure our students have the best stay possible.
Semester 1 begins on September 7, 2021, the day after the Canadian Labour Day holiday.
Semester 2 begins on February 4, 2021. These above dates are just a guideline. New
Renaissance Academy has continuous intake. New Renaissance Academy will accommodate
the students whenever the students wish to start their courses. If you are an international student who would benefit from an intense academic English Language Program or a local
student needing to brush up on your writing and reading skills, you may also take advantage of
our on-line English as a Second Language credit courses or by attending
our English Language Institute while waiting for the next semester to start.
Absolutely. Some students come with a group from their school or individually and sanctioned by their school. It is seen as a great cultural experience. Other students may come just for grade twelve or come for one year in another grade just to see if Canada and New Renaissance Academy is right for them.
There are no deadlines, however, the timing of your application will determine the starting date at the school.
The earlier a student applies, the greater the chance of being accepted. Students who wait until the last minute may find the grade or the educational pathway they have chosen is already full and the student may be placed on a waiting list.
Local students might wish to visit our admissions office and discuss starting dates as well as developing a program plan for the future.
International students who have received a letter of acceptance and must apply for both a visa to come to Canada and a study permit giving the student permission to study in Canada. In order to arrive on time, international students should consider the length of time that it might take to receive a visa and study permit after the student has been accepted at New Renaissance Academy.
Please send your completed application form along with the documentation required, either by fax, mail to the Director of Admissions, New Renaissance Academy or simply follow the directions on the electronic version under the Admission section of the website.
Whether you are a local student or an international student, your initial application may be
submitted either by fax, email or through an electronic application form found on the
Admissions portion of the website.
The application fee of $300CAD is required when your application is submitted. This fee is nonrefundable.
You will receive a conditional Letter of Acceptance which will also include New Renaissance Academy’s banking information. The acceptance is conditional on you accepting New Renaissance Academy’s offer and submitting the tuition fee and other relevant fees. You will also find enclosed a statement of tuition fee and other costs. That payment is required before receiving the official Letter of Acceptance enrolling you as a student at New Renaissance Academy.
If the application is complete and all of the documentation is included, the decision will be made within 3-5 business days. If some parts are missing, the decision will be delayed until the application is complete and all of the documentation is submitted.
New Renaissance Academy understands the importance of the decision parents and students are considering. New Renaissance Academy does not put a timeline. The conditional Letter of Acceptance simply indicates that you are the type of student we feel will fit in with our school. When you indicate acceptance, and send all of the relevant fees, an official Letter of Acceptance is sent to you and your name is added to our student enrollment. The only caution is that if you wait too long, the course you wish to take might already be filled.
New Renaissance Academy encourages students to take an IELTS test before applying to any school in Canada, however, this is not a requirement. When you arrive, New Renaissance Academy will also ask you to write a placement test in English – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Taking such a test is a requirement by the Ontario Ministry of Education for students attending any school in Ontario.
Yes. When you send your transcripts along with your application form, New Renaissance Academy’s staff will evaluate the courses you have taken and the marks you have received in your home country. After assessing your transcripts, New Renaissance Academy can award you equivalent credits for up to twenty-four courses taken in the school you attended in your country. The twenty-four courses can include eight (8) in grade nine, eight (8) in grade ten and eight (8) in grade eleven. Being able to graduate in one year will depend on you. Those who work hard and have the one year entry to university as their goal usually will be successful. Other students needing to improve their English will take a longer time.
Many students already have a friend or relative with whom they will stay. That friend or relative will usually be the custodian (guardian). Students without a friend or relative may take advantage of the New Renaissance Academy’s custodianship program.
New Renaissance Academy cannot guarantee that your application for a visa to enter Canada and the permission to study, in Canada, will be successful. However, if you send us a copy of your application form when it is completed, we will look at it and offer advice if needed before you send it to the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for approval.
It depends on which country you are arriving from. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada. Only travellers from countries who do not require a visa to visit Canada are required to get an eTA, and only if they are travelling to Canada by air. If you’re from a visa-exempt country visiting Canada by land, you do not need an eTA. If you are from a visa-exempt country and have been granted a study permit , IRCC will automatically issue you an eTA when they accept your study permit application.
Yes. In order to maintain a degree of decorum appropriate to a serious academic environment, New Renaissance Academy requires all students to wear an approved uniform throughout the academic school day. Details on New Renaissance Academy uniform policy are available in the Student Handbook.