How To Apply
At WIC, we strive to attract and retain students who consistently demonstrate character, have strong morals and will uphold our values. As a university preparatory school, WIC offers challenging curricula that encourages students to explore their passions and work to their full potential. While we consider every applicant’s academic performance, WIC seeks out well-rounded students who are prepared to contribute to school life and the greater community.
WIC aims to nurture students’ academic, artistic and athletic abilities, while encouraging them to do their personal best. Through opportunities such as experiential learning, clubs, extra-curricular programs and more, students will grow both academically and personally.
During the admissions process, we not only identify how the school can contribute to a student’s success, but also how the student can enrich and enhance the school community and its programs. Applicants must be prepared and looking for a rigorous and challenging academic program.
WIC encourages applications from students ready to embrace the College’s motto: Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Ready.
At WIC, we are committed to creating a diverse learning and working environment. In doing so, we build a much stronger community, which enriches our way of thinking and helps us to develop a sense of unity and collaborative spirit. In using these guiding beliefs to shape our admissions process, WIC embraces all forms of identity that include race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and physical ability.
A confidential, personal reference is required to support each student application. This reference will be considered along with the personal interview and small group activity for Grade 7 applicants.
Report cards and academic assessments only give insight into one aspect of your child. We like to have additional information in order to better support our new incoming students. This short online test is required for applicants in Grades 10 - 11. Students can complete it on the SSAT website.
Complete the Application Form online by clicking the link below.
Prior to starting the application, please gather the following:
- A copy of the student’s birth certificate, citizenship, or permanent residence card, if applicable.
- A copy of the final report card of previous school year and most recent report card, if available.
- A copy of the student’s psycho-educational evaluation, if applicable.
- The potential student will be required to complete a profile form online. Note: No help mom or dad.
- You will be asked to send an email for a confidential teacher reference, so please have a suitable teacher’s email address available.
- $150 non-refundable application fee to be paid online or by dropping off a cheque or cash to the Admissions Office.
Testing and Interviews
A testing and interview date will be confirmed with the student’s family
contingent upon completion of Step 1.
Students Applying for Gr. 7 – 9
- Group Testing will begin in November (in-person at WIC)
- Siblings/Legacy applicants: Saturday, November 6, 2021
- River Valley applicants: Saturday, November 20, 2021
- General applicants: Saturday, November 27, 2021
- Students who apply after the group testing dates will be contacted to schedule a testing date
WIC administers the CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test), which is a 90-minute standardized test for students entering Gr. 7 – 9 . Depending on current COVID-19 health restrictions, the assessment may be proctored virtually. It is important that parents and students understand that test results are only one part of the admissions process. Spending huge amounts of time and money preparing for the standardized test is not recommended.
Note: If a student applying to Gr. 7 – 9 at WIC is already registered to write the SSAT, WIC will accept these results in lieu of writing the CCAT. Parents are responsible for understanding WIC’s admissions process and deadlines and for sharing SSAT test results with WIC and/or other schools. The CCAT results are sent directly to WIC and will not be shared with parents.
Students Applying for Gr. 10 – 11
Applicants to Grades 10 – 11 are required to complete and submit their score from the SSAT. West Island College and other area schools offer the SSAT throughout the school year.
Please visit http://www.ssat.org/ for local testing dates and locations.
SSAT scores must be sent to the Admissions Office directly through SSAT. Our SSAT code is 8103.
Character Skills Snapshot
Report cards and academic assessments only give insight into one aspect of your child. We like to have additional information in order to better support our new incoming students. This short online questionnaire is required for applicants in Grades 10 - 11. Students can complete it on the SSAT website.
Early offers for Gr. 7 will begin in December.
Offers for Gr. 8 – 11 will begin in mid-February.
- Parents will be contacted by the Admissions Office
- In order to confirm a student's enrollment, offers must be accepted by the deadline
- Enrollment at WIC will only be secured when a contract is signed and the following fees have been submitted by the deadline:
|Family Membership (one per family):||$3,500 or $2,000 for one student entering Senior High School (non-refundable)|
|Tuition 1st payment||$6,000 non-refundable (post-dated to May 15)|
|Capital Improvement Fee (one per family):||$3,500 non-refundable (post-dated to October 1)|
* Tuition and fees are subject to change
West Island College receives more applications than available space. Qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist.