How To Apply
APPLY NOW for the 2023/24 school year!
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.
Character and Social Suitability
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.
Step 1: Admissions Requirements
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.
- $200 non-refundable application fee to be paid online or by dropping off a cheque to the Admissions Office.
Step 2: Testing and Interviews
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 5
- River Valley applicants: Saturday, November 19
- General applicants: Saturday, November 26
- 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. 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.
IMPORTANT: WIC does not provide accommodations for Admissions Testing.
Note: If a student applying to Gr. 7 – 9 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
WIC administers the CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test), which is a 90-minute standardized test for students entering Gr. 10. 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. 10 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.
What Are Students Tested On?
The Verbal Battery tracks how students apply language to reasoning. Students are tested based on their comprehension of language structure and word relationships. Questions include verbal classification, sentence completion, and verbal analogies.
The Nonverbal Battery evaluates spatial abilities independent of language. Questions include many diagrams and visual aids. Students are asked to apply their knowledge to figure classifications, figure analogies, and figure analysis. The Nonverbal Battery measures explicitly reasoning and problem-solving abilities.
The Quantitative Battery assesses number skills. Reasoning and problem-solving skills are tracked based on mathematical ability and numerical application. Questions include quantitative relations, number series, and equation building.
Step 3: Contract Offers
Early offers for Gr. 7 will begin in December.
Offers for Gr. 10 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||$5,000 non-refundable (upon enrollment)|
|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.