Admission Requirements

Interested in our programs? Click each program title to read about its admissions requirements.

To ensure you receive equal consideration in the admission process, your application must be received by the application deadline. This is particularly important for programs which are oversubscribed, since Michener receives many more qualified applicants than there are available spaces.

Additional Admission Requirements for Internationally-Educated Applicants

Graduate Programs

Cardiovascular Perfusion

Applicants to the Cardiovascular Perfusion program must possess qualifications from either of these two options:

OPTION A

Bachelor of Science degree AND

  • Successful completion of each of the following university courses (revised July 6, 2016):
    • Gross Human Anatomy*
    • Gross Human Physiology*
    • Algebra or Calculus
    • General Physics
      • Course must cover the following: Newtonian laws, fluid dynamics and fluid statics
    • Chemistry
      • Course must cover the following: Structure of matter; solutions, acid /base theory, thermodynamics
  • Minimum of 0.5 credit (1 semester-length course) for each prerequisite with minimum grade of 70%.
  • CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum required CGPA is 75%.
  • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

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

OPTION B

Bachelor of Science degree AND

  • Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN) AND
  • Critical care experience within the last 5 years
  • CGPA will be calculated using entire RT/RN diploma/degree. Minimum required CGPA is 75%.
  • All documents relevant to training and/or experience (resume or CV)
  • A letter from an employer stating a minimum of one year of critical care experience within the past five years (if applicable).
  • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

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

Applicant Experience Checklist

All applicants are asked to fill out an Applicant Experience Checklist and to submit the requested supporting documents along with the form by February 8, 2022. Please visit the Supporting Documents page to retrieve the required Cardiovascular Perfusion checklist. Please note that this document must be submitted via Michener Self-Service.

Full-Time Programs

Chiropody

Applicants to the Chiropody program must possess the following qualifications:

  •  3 or 4 year undergraduate Bachelors degree in Sciences from a recognized University, or BA in Kinesiology only AND
  • One (1.0) full credit equivalent in Human Physiology (2 semester-length courses)* AND
  • 0.5 credit equivalent in Human Anatomy (1 semester-length course)
  • CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (70%), and a minimum grade of B (70%) in each of the required courses
  • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    *Note: 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.

    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)

    Diagnostic Cytology

    Applicants to the Diagnostic Cytology program must possess qualifications from either of these two options:

    OPTION A

    • Canadian certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) with a minimum CGPA of 70% during degree/diploma.
    • CGPA will be calculated using entire degree/diploma.
    • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    OPTION B

    • Bachelor of Science degree AND
    • One (1.0) full university course in Human Anatomy  (2 semester-length courses) AND one (1.0) full university course in Human Physiology  (2 semester-length courses) with a minimum grade of at least 70%. All body systems must be studied. The course AP601-Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Professionals, offered through The Michener Institute’s Continuing Education department is accepted as an equivalent for both university level credit pre-requisites.
    • CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum CGPA of 70% must be attained in order to be considered.
    • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

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

    Applicant Experience Checklist

    All applicants are asked to fill out an Applicant Experience Checklist and to submit the requested supporting documents along with the form by February 8, 2022. 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.

    Admissions to the Diagnostic Cytology program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA (35%), professional and academic experience (15%), and CASPer test result (50%).

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Digital Health and Data Analytics

    Applicants to the Digital Health and Data Analytics program must possess the following qualifications:

    • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum Cumulative GPA of B (70% or 2.70 based on OMSAS  scale).
    • Successful completion of a college/university level Basic Statistics course. Applicants may submit proof of registration to a college/university level course at the time of application. Proof of course completion must be provided by July 31, 2021.
    • Completion of applicant experience checklist with accompanying documents. Refer to Applicant Checklist below for more information
    • 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

    Applicant Experience Checklist

    All applicants are asked to fill out an Applicant Experience Checklist and to submit the requested supporting documents along with the form by February 8, 2022.  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.

    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%).

    Genetics Technology

    Applicants to the Genetics Technology program must possess qualifications from either of these two options:

    OPTION A

    • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree AND
    • At least two university-level genetics courses
      • 0.5 credit in Human Genetics (1 semester-length course)
      • 0.5 credit in Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course)
    •  These courses must have been completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade of 70%.
    • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum CGPA of 75% must be attained in order to be considered.

    OPTION B

    • Canadian certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) with a minimum CGPA of 75% during degree/diploma AND
    • At least two university-level genetics courses
      • 0.5 credit in Human Genetics (1 semester-length course)
      • 0.5 credit in Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course)
    •  These courses must have been completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade of 70%.
    • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum CGPA of 75% must be attained in order to be considered.

    NOTE: If you are submitting a Molecular Cell Biology course as a prerequisite for Human Genetics, a complete course outline must be submitted to Michener’s Admissions Office at admissions@michener.ca for review and approval.

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

    Applicant Experience Checklist

    All applicants are asked to fill out an Applicant Experience Checklist and to submit the requested supporting documents along with the form – deadline February 8, 2022. 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.

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

    Admissions to the Genetics Technology program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA, (35 %), professional and academic experience (15 %) and CASPer test result (50%).

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Medical Laboratory Science

    Applicants to the Medical Laboratory Science program must possess the following qualifications:

    If you have college or university experience, a minimum 2.70 university CGPA is required (regardless of length of time attended)

    • Four grade 12 University (U) level courses:
      • Grade 12 English (U)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (U)
      • Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
      • Grade 12 Biology (U) OR Physics (U) – (Biology is strongly recommended)
    • Two University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level courses
    • Overall average of 75% in all the six courses used to meet the admission requirements
    • No grade lower than 70% in the six courses
    • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

    Out-of-province applicants can verify whether their background is equivalent here.

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

    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-).

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

    All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Applicants providing documents from overseas must complete specific document requirements.

    Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

    Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology: University of Toronto Joint Program

    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 Facility (if applicable).

    Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

    • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education, with successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
      • Biology
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Social Science
    • Minimum CGPA of B-
    • Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent
    • Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide an English language assessment. Refer to UofT’s English Facility Requirements for details.

    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 detailed information about admission requirements and the application process.

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    Radiation Therapy: University of Toronto Joint Program

    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 Facility (if applicable).

    Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

      • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education, with successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
        • Biology
        • Mathematics
        • Physics
        • Social Science
      • Minimum CGPA of B-
      • Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent
      • Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide an English language assessment. Refer to UofT’s English Facility Requirements for details.

      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 detailed information about admission requirements and the application process.

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      Radiological Technology: University of Toronto Joint Program

      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 Facility (if applicable).

      Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

      • Minimum of one year (10 single-semester courses) of university education, with successful completion of one single-semester course in each of the following pre-requisite subjects:
        • Biology
        • Mathematics
        • Physics
        • Social Science
      • Minimum CGPA of B-
      • Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent
      • Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide an English language assessment. Refer to UofT’s English Facility Requirements

      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 detailed information about admission requirements and the application process.

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      Respiratory Therapy

      Applicants to the Respiratory Therapy program must possess the following qualifications:

      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-).

      If you have college or university experience, a minimum 2.70 university CGPA is required (regardless of length of time attended)

      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
      • Four grade 12 University (U) level courses:
        • Grade 12 English (U)
        • Grade 12 Mathematics (U)
        • Grade 12 Biology (U)
        • Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
        • Grade 11 or Grade Twelve Physics University (U)
      • One Grade 12 University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level courses
      • Overall average of 75% in all the six courses used to meet the admission requirements
      • No grade lower than 70% in the six prerequisites.
      • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

        Out-of-province applicants can verify whether their background is equivalent here.

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

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

        All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Applicants providing documents from overseas must complete specific document requirements.

        Apply to Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS)

        Ultrasound

        Applicants to the Ultrasound program must possess qualifications from either of these two options:

        OPTION A

        Bachelor of Science degree, or Bachelor of Science or Arts in Kinesiology with:

        • One semester-length (0.5) university course in Gross Human Anatomy (2-3 years recency is preferred)*
        • One semester-length (0.5) university course in Human Physiology (2-3 years recency is preferred)*
        • CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree
        • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of B (75%), and a minimum grade of B (75%) in each of the required courses
        • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

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

        If you are submitting a Mammalian Physiology course as a prerequisite for Human Physiology, a complete course outline must be submitted to Michener’s Admissions Office at admissions@michener.ca for review and approval.

        OPTION B

        • Regulated health care professionals with a minimum 3 year degree or diploma in their field of study (some examples: Chiropodists, Nurse, Radiological Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, etc.)
        • CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree or diploma
        • Minimum CGPA of B (75%) must be attained in order to be considered
        • CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

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

        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

        Advanced Foot and Wound Care

        • Graduation from a recognized Chiropody/Podiatry program
        • A minimum of two (2) years of clinical practice recommended
        • Membership in good standing with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO)
        • Resume and Chiropody wound care portfolio
        • Admissions interview. (Only selected Applicants will be invited)

        Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate

        • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN)
        • 2 years or full time equivalent (>4000 hours) critical care experience within the past 4 years (ICU, ER, NICU, PICU)
        • Letter from base site – Chief of Anesthesia, indicating support for clinical education. Please note that all students are required to complete a minimum 2 week elective rotation external to the assigned base site
        • A Pre- Entrance Assessment may be required by applicants to determine exact course of study
        • 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
        • Students must have access to anesthesia equipment (Anesthesia Gas Machines, ICU ventilators and monitors) throughout the course.

        In the event that 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 the set deadline

        Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Graduate Certificate

        Certified and Registered (1):

        • 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

        Applicant Experience Checklist

        To assess your experience, applicants to the Cardiovascular Perfusion, Diagnostic Cytology, Digital Health and Data Analytics, and Genetics Technology programs are asked to fill out a checklist and submit the requested supporting documents along with the form by the February 8, 2022 document deadline. Please note that this document must be submitted to ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca.

        CASPer

        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 CASPer assessment page for more information.

        Additional Requirements

        English Language Proficiency

        All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Applicants providing documents from overseas must complete specific document requirements.

        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.

        Internationally Educated Applicants

        If you have obtained education internationally anywhere outside of Canada, please visit the Internationally Educated Page for more information on specific requirements.

        Assessment Criteria

        Official educational documents are reviewed to ensure that the program prerequisites are met. Assessments will be based off the strength of:

        • The academic record including performance in prerequisite course marks and a cumulative grade point average and/or average grade.
        • 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. Admissions to programs will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, professional and academic experience, CASPer assessment of non-cognitive skills, as well as interpersonal and professional.

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