Admission Requirements

Michener offers a range of full-time and part-time programs. Admission requirements vary program to program. It’s important you review the requirements below before applying.

For more information on submitting an application, deadlines, and admissions requirements visit the following pages:

Admissions Steps for information on how to apply to Michener.
Application Dates & Deadlines for information on important deadlines.
Supporting Documents for details on what you need to submit to support your application.

Still have questions? Contact the admissions team at admissions@michener.ca

Additional Admission Requirements for Internationally-Educated Applicants

Graduate Programs

Applicants must meet the below admission requirements:

1) Educational Requirements

OPTION A

Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on the OMSAS Scale AND a minimum grade of 70% (B-) in each of the following one-semester (0.5 credit) university-level courses:

  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Gross Human Physiology
  • Algebra or Calculus
  • General Physics (Course must cover the following: Newtonian laws, fluid dynamics & fluid statics)
  • Chemistry (Course must cover the following: Structure of matter; solutions, acid /base theory, thermodynamics)

Please Note:

OPTION B

Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (CGPA will be calculated using entire RT/RN diploma/degree. Minimum required CGPA is 75%) on the OMSAS Scale AND

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN) [All documents relevant to training and/or experience (resume or CV) must be submitted.] AND
  • One-year critical care experience within the last 5 years [A letter from an employer stating a minimum of one year of critical care experience within the past five years must be provided.]

Offers of admission will be allocated with equal consideration among candidates applying through option A and option B.
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2) Applicant Experience Checklist

All applicants are required to submit an Applicant Experience Checklist and supporting documents by the February 8, 2024 deadline. Please visit the Supporting Documents page to retrieve the required Cardiovascular Perfusion checklist.

3) Mandatory Admissions Assessment

All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

4) Letter of Intent

Please visit the Supporting Documents page for more information on the letter of intent.

5) Letter of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Please visit the Supporting Documents page for more information on the academic or professional letter of recommendation.

Admissions to the Cardiovascular Perfusion program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA (35%), professional and academic experience (20%), and Casper test result (45%). 

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Full-Time Programs

Applicants to the Chiropody program must meet the below admission requirements:

Educational Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in a health sciences field or a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Kinesiology with a minimum CGPA* of 2.70 (B- or 70%) on the OMSAS Scale~ AND a minimum grade of 70% (B-) in each of the following university-level courses:

  • Human Anatomy (1 semester-length course, 0.5 credit)
  • Human Physiology (2 semester-length courses, 1.0 credit)

*CGPA will be calculated using entire degree. Minimum required CGPA is 70%.

Michener’s online distance-education course AP807 Gross Human Anatomy & Physiology and AP601 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Professionals WILL NOT meet the Gross Human Anatomy and Gross Human Physiology prerequisites for Chiropody.

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    Mandatory Admissions Assessment

    All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    Admissions to the Chiropody program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA (50%) and Casper test result (50%).

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Applicants to the Diagnostic Cytology program must meet the below admission requirements:

    Educational Requirements

    OPTION A

    • Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA# of 2.70 on the OMSAS Scale~ AND a minimum grade of 70% (B-) in each of the following university-level courses:
      • Human Anatomy* (2 semester-length courses, 1.0 credit)
      • Human Physiology* (2 semester-length courses, 1.0 credit)

    #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree. Minimum required CGPA is 70%.

    *All body systems must be studied to meet requirements.

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    or

    OPTION B

    • Canadian certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) with a degree or diploma and a minimum CGPA# of 2.70 on the OMSAS~ scale.

    #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree. Minimum required CGPA is 70%.

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    Offers of admission will be allocated with equal consideration among candidates applying through option A and option B.

    Applicant Experience Checklist

    All applicants are required to submit an Applicant Experience Checklist by February 8, 2024. Please visit the Supporting Documents page to retrieve the required Diagnostic Cytology checklist. Please note that this document must be submitted to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or to admissions@michener.ca.

    Mandatory Admissions Assessment

    All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    Admissions to the Diagnostic Cytology program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA (35%), professional and academic experience (20%), and Casper test result (45%)

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Applicants to the Digital Health and Data Analytics program must meet the below admission requirements:

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA# of 2.70 on the OMSAS Scale~ AND successful completion of a college/university level:
      • Basic Statistics course

    #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree/diploma. Minimum required CGPA is 70%.

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    Applicant Experience Checklist

    All applicants are required to submit an Applicant Experience Checklist by February 8, 2024.  Please visit the Supporting Documents page to retrieve the required Digital Health and Data Analytics Checklist. Please note that this document must be submitted to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or to admissions@michener.ca.

    Other Requirements

    • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet and an e-mail account
    • Computer literacy is required
    • Candidates should be self-motivated and high achievers

    The Casper test is NOT required for admission into the Digital Health and Data Analytics program.

    Admissions to the Digital Health and Data Analytics Program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (60%), and professional and academic experience (40%).

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Applicants to the Genetics Technology program must meet the below admission requirements:

    Educational Requirements

    OPTION A

    • Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA# of 3.0 on the OMSAS Scale AND a minimum grade of 70% (B-) in each of the following university-level courses completed in the last 10 years:
      •  Human Genetics (1 semester-length course, 0.5 credit)
        Michener’s online distance-education course HGCE110 Human Genetics can fulfill the Human Genetics prerequisite.
      • Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course, 0.5 credit)
        Michener’s online distance-education course MGCE110 Molecular Genetics can fulfill the Molecular Genetics prerequisite.

    or

    OPTION B

    • Canadian certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) with a degree or diploma and a minimum CGPA# of 3.0 on the OMSAS~ scale AND a minimum grade of 70% (B-) in each of the following university-level courses completed in the last 10 years:
      • 0.5 credit in Human Genetics (1 semester-length course)
        Michener’s online distance-education course HGCE110 Human Genetics^ can fulfill the Human Genetics prerequisite.
      • 0.5 credit in Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course)
        Michener’s online distance-education course MGCE110 Molecular Genetics^ can fulfill the Molecular Genetics prerequisite.

    ^Applicants must achieve a final grade of 70% or higher for HGCE110 and MTGE110 to fulfill prerequisites

    #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree. Minimum required CGPA is 75%.

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    Offers of admission will be allocated with equal consideration among candidates applying through option A and option B.

      Applicant Experience Checklist

      All applicants are required to submit an Applicant Experience Checklist by February 8, 2024. Please visit the Supporting Documents page to retrieve the required Genetics Technology Checklist. Please note that this document must be submitted to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or to admissions@michener.ca.

      *The Genetics Technology at The Michener Institute presentation that must be reviewed while completing the Applicant Experience Checklist.

      Mandatory Admissions Assessment

      All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

      Admissions to the Genetics Technology program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (35 %), professional and academic experience (20 %) and Casper test result (45%).

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

      Applicants to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (First Discipline) program must meet the below admission requirements:

      Educational Requirement

      Option A – One Year of Post-Secondary Studies (Universities):

      • A minimum of one year of undergraduate studies at a recognized university (30 credits OR 5.0 full-course equivalents) with a minimum 70% overall average
      • First-year biology (one term/semester)
      • Any first-year math course (one term/semester)

      Option B – Completion of a Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (Colleges)

      • Minimum 75% overall average in the pre-health sciences pathway program to advanced diplomas and degrees

      Option C – Direct High School

      • Completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
      • Minimum overall Grade 12 average of 85% (top 6 Grade 12 U subjects)
      • Minimum grade of 85% on the following pre-requisite courses:
        • Grade 12 English, U level , or equivalent
        • Grade 12 Math, U level, or equivalent
        • Grade 12 Biology, U level, or equivalent

      Mandatory Admissions Assessment

      All applicants are required to complete the Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (Casper) Assessment.  Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment Page for test dates.

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

      Applicants to the Medical Laboratory Science program must meet the below admission requirements:

      Educational Requirements

      Secondary school diploma with a minimum CGPA of 75% and a minimum grade of 70% in each of the following pre-requisite courses:

      • Four Grade 12 U and 2 U or M:
        • English- ENG4U
        • Mathematics – Any grade 12 4U level course
        • Chemistry – SCH4U
        • Biology or Physics – SBI4U or SPH4U (Biology is strongly recommended)
        • Two (2) additional grade 12 (University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level courses

      Visit the Out-Of-Province Equivalency page to verify high school equivalency levels.

      Applicants with post-secondary education (university and/or college) must have a minimum CGPA of 2.70 on the OMSAS~ Scale.

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      Note: College level programs/courses do not meet prerequisite requirements.

      2) Mandatory Assessment

      All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

      Admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (50%) and Casper test result (50%).

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

      Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology is a second-entry program designed for students with at least one year of university experience. Applicants must meet academic requirements, participate in the Admissions Interview process and provide proof of English proficiency (if applicable).

      Applicants to the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology program must meet the below admission requirements:

      • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education with a minimum CGPA of 2.70 (B-) AND successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
          • Biology
          • Mathematics
          • Physics
          • Social Science
          • Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent

      Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology is offered jointly with the University of Toronto as part of the Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program. Please refer to the University of Toronto site for more information on admission requirements, deadlines and processes.

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      Radiation Therapy is a second-entry program designed for students with at least one year of university experience. Applicants must meet academic requirements, participate in the Admissions Interview process and provide proof of English proficiency (if applicable).

      Applicants to the Radiation Therapy program must meet the below admission requirements:

      • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education with a minimum CGPA of 2.70 (B-) AND successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
            • Biology
            • Mathematics
            • Physics
            • Social Science

      Radiation Therapy is offered jointly with the University of Toronto as part of the Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program. Please refer to the University of Toronto site for more information on admission requirements, deadlines, and processes.

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      Radiological Technology is a second-entry program designed for students with at least one year of university experience. Applicants must meet academic requirements, participate in the Admissions Interview process and provide proof of English proficiency (if applicable).

      Applicants to the Radiological Technology program must meet the below admission requirements:

      • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education with a minimum CGPA of 2.70 (B-) AND successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
        • Biology
        • Mathematics
        • Physics
        • Social Science

      Radiological Technology is offered jointly with the University of Toronto as part of the Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program. Please refer to the University of Toronto site for more information on admission requirements, deadlines and processes.

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      Applicants to the Respiratory Therapy program must meet the below admission requirements:

      1) Educational Requirements

      Secondary school diploma with a minimum CGPA of 75% and a minimum grade of 70% in each of the following pre-requisite courses:

      • English- ENG4U
      • Mathematics – Any grade 12 4U level course
      • Chemistry – SCH4U
      • Biology – SBI4U
      • Physics (Grade 11 or 12) – SPH3U or SPH4U
      • One (1) additional grade 12 (University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level course

      Visit the Out-Of-Province Equivalency page to verify high school equivalency levels.

      Applicants with post-secondary education (university and/or college) must have a minimum CGPA# of 2.70 on the OMSAS~ Scale.

      University-level courses may be used to satisfy subject prerequisites. Applicants with post-secondary education must provide official transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended. The academic minimums on the post-secondary record are a 65% in each subject prerequisite and a CGPA# of 70% (B-).

      #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree.

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      Note: College level programs/courses do not meet prerequisite requirements.

      2) Mandatory Admissions Assessment

      All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

      Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (50%) and Casper test result (50%).

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

      Applicants to the Ultrasound program must meet the below admission requirements:

      1) Educational Requirements

      OPTION A

      Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with a minimum CGPA# of 3.0 on the OMSAS Scale~ AND a minimum grade of 75% (B) in each of the following university-level courses:

      • Gross Human Anatomy* (1 semester-length course, 0.5 credit)
      • Human Physiology* (1 semester-length course, 0.5 credit)

      #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree. Minimum required CGPA is 75%.

      *Michener’s online distance-education course AP807 Gross Human Anatomy & Physiology can fulfill the Gross Human Anatomy and Gross Human Physiology prerequisites.

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      OPTION B

      Canadian regulated health care professional (e.g. Chiropodist, Nurse, Radiological Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, etc.) with a minimum 3-year degree or diploma in their field of study with a minimum CGPA# of 3.0 on the OMSAS Scale~.

      #CGPA will be calculated using entire degree/diploma. Minimum required CGPA is 75%.

      ~ Visit ouac.ca for Ontario Medical Schools grade conversion.

      Offers of admission will be allocated with equal consideration among candidates applying through option A and option B.

      2) Mandatory Admissions Assessment

      All applicants are required to complete the Casper Assessment. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

      Admission to the Ultrasound program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (50%) and Casper test result (50%).

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

      Part-Time Programs

      Applicants to the Advanced Foot and Wound Care program must meet the below admission requirements:

      1) Educational Requirement

      • Graduation from a recognized Chiropody/Podiatry program

      2) Licensure Requirement

      • Proof of registration in good standing with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO)

      3) Experience Requirement

      • Resume and Chiropody wound care portfolio
      • A minimum of two (2) years of clinical practice (recommended)

      4) Interview Requirement

      • Admissions interview. (Only selected Applicants will be invited)
      • A one-day observership at the Toronto General Hospital Vascular clinic will be arranged upon successful interview.

      Applicants to the Anesthesia Assistant program must meet the below admission requirements. Note that the program is only accepting DOMESTIC applications for Fall 2024 intake.

      1) Licensure Requirement

      • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or
      • Registered Nurse (RN)

      2) Critical Care Experience Requirement

      • 2 years or full-time equivalent (>4000 hours) of critical care experience* within the past 4 years, which must include experience with therapeutic interventions related to airway management, mechanical ventilation, arterial or intravenous access, reading ECGs, providing pharmacological therapies, and managing hemodynamic status, ideally in the ICU, ER, NICU, or PICU environments.

      *Accrual of critical care experience begins after the applicant is licensed. Experience does not include any in-class clinical hours.

      3) Support Letter Requirement

      • Letter of support for clinical education from Chief of Anesthesia at base site.
        • Please note that all students are required to complete a minimum 2-week elective rotation external to the assigned base site.

      4) Other Requirements

      • Students must have access to anesthesia equipment (Anesthesia Gas Machines, ICU ventilators and monitors) throughout the course.
      • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet and an e-mail account
      • Computer literacy is highly recommended

      If this program is oversubscribed, applicants will be ranked based on clinical experience and/or education. Preference will be given to applicants who submit a complete application by May 31, 2024.

      Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) (Fall 2024 Intake)

      Applicants to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program must meet the below admission requirements:

      1) Licensure Requirement

      Applicants must be certified/licensed as a technologist* in one of the following disciplines:

      • Nuclear Medicine (RTNM)
      • Radiological Technology (RTR)
      • Radiation Therapy (RTT)
      • Ultrasound (RDMS)- Note that RDCS certification does not meet the admission requirements of this program.

        *Internationally educated and trained applicants must meet the corresponding Canadian certification body requirements and should consult with:

        • Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) for the Internationally Educated Medical Radiation Technologist (IEMRT) requirements; OR
        • Sonography Canada’s External Candidate requirements

        2) Educational Requirement

        Applicants must provide transcript, indicating conferral of, degree/diploma^ in one of the following disciplines:

        • Nuclear Medicine (RTNM)
        • Radiological Technology (RTR)
        • Radiation Therapy (RTT)
        • Ultrasound (RDMS) – Note that RDCS certification does not meet the admission requirements of this program.

        ^Internationally educated applicants must provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

        Note: The MRI (For Imaging Professionals) program will not be accepting new applications for the Fall 2024 intake. We will be offering a full-time program, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (First Discipline) for the 2024/2025 academic year. The next program offering for MRI (For Imaging Professionals) will be for the Fall 2025 intake.
        Applications will open via OCAS in mid-October 2024.

        Applicant Experience Checklist

        Applicants to the Cardiovascular Perfusion, Diagnostic Cytology, Digital Health and Data Analytics, and Genetics Technology programs are required to fill out a checklist and submit the requested supporting documents along with the form by the February 8th document deadline. Please note that this document must be submitted to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or admissions@michener.ca.

        No relevant experience? That’s okay! You can still apply to the program. Please send your blank Applicant Experience Checklist to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca or admissions@michener.ca

        Mandatory Admissions Assessment

        Applicants to Michener’s full-time programs (Chiropody, Diagnostic Cytology, Genetics Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy and Ultrasound) are required to complete the Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (Casper) to assist with the selection process. Casper results will be used along with published admission requirements to rank applicants and offer admission. Please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for more information.

        Note: Applicants who do not complete the Casper assessment will not be considered for admission.

        Additional Requirements

        English Language Proficiency and Credential Evaluation

        Internationally educated applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Applicants providing documents from overseas must complete specific document requirements. Please visit the Internationally Educated Applicants page for more details.

        Health Requirements

        Specific health requirements and a vulnerable sector check are mandatory for all Michener students. Any associated costs are the responsibility of the student. For more detailed information on specific requirements please see the Health Services & Requirements page.

        Minimum Technology Requirements

        Click here to review Minimum Technology Requirements for programs.

        Assessment Criteria

        Admission to Michener programs are determined based on the following criteria:

        • Academic achievement – This refers to the cumulative grade point average (and/or average grade) including final grades on prerequisite courses.
        • Casper Assessment score – For more information please visit Mandatory Admissions Assessment page.
        • For some programs, additional criteria may be needed such as proof of professional affiliation, work experience and relevant continuing education details. See application instructions and admissions requirements for details.
        • For repeated courses, the average grade for all attempts will be calculated.

        Note: Ontario secondary school OAC/U-Level courses

        • For individuals who have graduated from high school prior to 2003, all credits for required courses must be Ontario Academic Credits (OACs).
        • Individuals who have graduated from secondary school in 2003 or later must have Grade 12 University Stream (U-level) credits for required courses.

        Each program offered by Michener has a fixed size, reflecting labour market demand and clinical education spaces. Therefore, enrolment in the program is limited, and admission can be very competitive.

        All appropriate education and work experience will be considered in the admission process. At Michener, we believe that work and life experience is an important part of a student’s background and can contribute to a successful professional path in healthcare.

        For offers of admission, preference will be given to Ontario residents.