Cypress College

International Admissions

If you are new to Cypress College and would like to know more about our programs and services, complete a no obligation questionnaire for more information so we can reach you. Or give us a call at:

All of the program information, pricing and information to get started at Cypress College is available in our student handbook here.

How to Apply
(Download the Student Handbook Above for all the detailed information)

  1. You can contact Cypress College

    You can contact Cypress College at: (For information about programs, pricing or policies see the student handbook.pdf above)

  2. When you are ready to apply to school

    When you are ready to apply to school, fill out an Application Form and pay the application fee due.

  3. Currently Cypress College can assess educational transcripts from Brazil or India.

    Currently Cypress College can assess educational transcripts from Brazil or India. If your credentials are for a different country you will need to submit your transcripts to Alberta’s International Qualifications Assessment Services (IQAS). IQAS charges a fee for the assessment which takes an average of 4-6 months to process once they have received a complete application.

    • Request that IQAS send a copy of the assessment directly to Cypress College at the address below.

  4. Submit copies of transcripts with your online application.

    You can e-mail your application to your student services coordinator (See phone numbers above) . If you are accepted into program, Cypress College will require formal transcripts to be sent.

    • This applies to both students currently living in Canada and those not yet in Canada.

    • If your transcript is in a language other than English, it will need to be translated prior to submission.

    • Official transcripts must be final and sent directly to the Office of the Registrar from the issuing institution.  

    • Faxed or copies submitted in person can be used for conditional admission, but official transcripts are required to receive clear admission and attend classes.

    • Transcripts can be sent to:

      Office of the Registrar
      Cypress College

      #3 7th ST
      Medicine Hat, Alberta
      Canada

  5. Meet English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELP).

    • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for admission to credit programs by presenting evidence of one of the following:

      • successful completion of three years of full-time education in English:

        • secondary and post-secondary education completed within Canada including the grade 12 year

        • education in another country (see chart) where English is recognized as an official language of instruction

        • education at a recognized school or institution which uses English as the primary language of instruction

      • successful completion of the equivalent of three years of full-time instruction in a school or institution in Canada where primary or official language of instruction was not English, but where the level of English proficiency required for graduation is equivalent to that in English language secondary schools or post-secondary institutions in Canada

      • completion of English Language Arts 10-1 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60%

      • successful completion of :

      • TOEFL minimum score of 550 paper based, or 213 computer based, or 80 (*91) internet based
        OR

      • IELTS minimum score of 6.5 (*6.5) overall, with at least 5.5 (*6.0) on each band score. You must take the Academic level of the IELTS test for admission purposes. See  Calgary's only Official Test Centre for more information.
        OR

      • CAEL minimum score of 60 overall, with at least 60 on each band score
        OR

      • MELAB minimum score of 77 (*81) overall, with at least 72 (*78) on each band score

    • Applicants must also meet all other program admission requirements including the English course and minimum grade required for the program.

Health Care
ALL students need health-care insurance to be accepted into programs and study at Cypress College

  1. Students can obtain coverage from a private insurance company. You are encouraged to check with a few insurance companies as rates may vary.

    • Health Care Coverage is mandatory.  Cypress College does not recommend any particular agency or plan. Proof of health care coverage will be required. Check with Student Services for more information. (

Fees:

Admitted International Students
  • Admitted applicants are responsible for all of their visa, travel and financial arrangements.

  • The compressed schedule saves money paid in rent and accommodations while studying in Canada and is preferred by our students.

  • For information on Studying in Canada and to apply for a Study Permit, please go to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site.

  • For Study Permit processing times, by country, see official information Citizenship and Immigration Canada site

Housing

Students are required to demonstrate that they have housing arrangements in place before arriving.  Cypress College Student Services can help you make arrangements.  Students are also welcome to rent other accommodations as they desire.  E-mail student services: for more information.

You should estimate spending $700+ / month for rent

Housing Options include:

  1. Pre-arranged rental housing: Some examples of rental housing can be viewed at:

  2. Student arranged housing.

    Student arranged housing.