Admissions Information

Considering applying to Act Five’s gap year program?
Great! Here is what you need to know:

  1. All applicants for Act Five 2023-2024 must have graduated from high school in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
  2. All applicants must be either a Canadian citizen or able to receive a VISA to come as an international student.
  3. Based on your application, students will have the option of taking Act Five courses for credit or not, with full participation required in both scenarios.

*If Act Five courses taken for credit, they are eligible to be counted as transfer credits at select universities and colleges.

Application Process

  1. Apply online!
    Submit your application online! A $50 Application Fee is applied as of February 1st, 2023.
    The application includes:
    1. Personal reference and an academic reference
    2. A short, personal statement of why you want to attend Act Five.
    3. Other simple questions to help determine your fit within the Act Five program.
  2. Send in your transcripts
    Request and submit up-to-date and official transcripts from your high school(s). Transcripts need to come directly from the guidance office. These can be mailed or emailed to the following:

    75 Blake St.
    Hamilton, ON L8M 2S7
  3. Apply for Financial Aid
    Act Five seeks to make its gap year program as accessible as possible, offering financial assistance to those who qualify – We do not want cost to be a barrier! Financial Aid applications are open and available HERE. Complete by March 31st, 2023 for first consideration.

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Act Five staff team.

Dates you need to know:

January 15th – Early application deadline, for first consideration for a spot with Act Five.

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March 31st – Financial Aid application deadline.
*Limited funding remains beyond March 31st for later applicants to Act Five.

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