Applications are currently being considered for any remaining seats available for the September 2021 semester. Revised dues dates will be established with applicants for document submission and interviews, if applicable. Successful applicants will receive offers of admission in early May.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Applicants
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent.
  • Relevant transcripts where a minimum achievement level of 60% at the (U) level or 70% at the (C) has been demonstrated in the following pre-requisite secondary school courses:
    • English: any Grade 12 (C) or (U) level or the equivalent.
    • Math: any Grade 12 (C) or (U) level or the equivalent.
    • Chemistry: Grade 12 (C) or (U) level or the equivalent.
    • Biology: Grade 12 (C) or (U) level or the equivalent.
  • Resumé and two letters of reference.
  • Interview with the Enrolment and Selection Committee.
Canadian Applicants (from outside of Ontario)

Applicants whose secondary school studies have been completed outside the Province of Ontario are required to submit evidence of equivalent standing.

International Students (from outside of Canada)

The Niagara Parks School of Horticulture is not currently accepting international students at this time. For inquiries, please visit our contact page.

Admissions Requirements Checklist

Document Process Due Date
Official Transcript(s) Official transcript requests must be submitted during the application process as advised at ontariocolleges.ca. April 1, 2021
Resumé and Letters of Reference Please mail resumé and letters of reference to schoolofhorticulture@niagaraparks.com. April 1, 2021
Interview with the Selection Committee Applicants that progress to the interview stage will be contacted to schedule an interview date and time. Late April

Technical Requirements

The following are the minimal technical requirements identified by the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture:

  • Standard laptop with Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS X, including 265 GB SSD storage and 8 GB memory
  • An integrated or peripheral video camera, microphone and speaker system capable of accessing Wi-Fi for remote learning circumstances
  • Reliable internet connectivity with broadband capabilities, including a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps
  • Google Chrome browser

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2021: Last day to submit $400 deposit (first-year students only)
  • September 2, 2021: Residence and meal plan fees due for fall semester
  • September 2-3, 2021: Move-in days for students in residence
  • September 7, 2021: Fall semester begins, orientation for first-year students
  • September 21, 2021: Tuition payment due
  • December 3, 2021: Fall semester ends
  • December 6–10, 2021: Exam week
  • December 13, 2021: Winter break begins
  • January 4, 2022: Winter semester begins, tuition payment due
  • January 4, 2022: Residence and meal plan fees due for winter semester
  • February 22–25, 2022: Reading week
  • April 8, 2022: Winter semester ends
  • April 11–14, 2022: Exam week
  • April 19, 2022: Residence and meal plan fees due for summer semester/li>
  • April 19, 2022: Summer semester begins, tuition payment due
  • August 2, 2022: Move-out day for students in residence
  • August 2–5, 2022: Vacation week (year 1 and 2 only)
  • September 1, 2022: Summer semester ends

Contact Admissions

Admissions, The Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
P.O. BOX 150
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6T2

Niagara Parks is committed to protecting the health and safety of all guests and staff. Face coverings are required at all indoor spaces and attractions within Niagara Parks, and proof of vaccination is required at some locations.

Niagara Parks s'engage à protéger la santé et la sécurité de tous ses invités et de son personnel. Des couvre-visages sont requis dans tous les espaces intérieurs et attractions de Niagara Parks et une preuve de vaccination est requise à certains endroits.