How to Study in Canada from Nigeria
At MCC teachers are employed for one goal alone – to provide a world-class Canadian pre-university education to each child. This means that unlike other schools, MCC teachers are free from the distractions of competing obligations. Furthermore, Maple Canadian College is the only program in Nigeria specifically designed with the African student in mind after almost two decades of facilitating the transition of African secondary school students into global colleges and universities and understanding their unique strengths and weaknesses in the global classroom. By enrolling in MCC, students will enjoy a customized world-class program, right in Nigeria. In addition, the MCC curriculum utilizes 21st century digital learning platform, provided through Rosedale Academy (BSID# 668726), an Ontario Ministry of Education-inspected private secondary school, with experience and success in preparing students from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and Latin America for academic studies in the world’s top 200 universities.
Yes, MCC’s University Pathway program is designed for students who have completed secondary school in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The Canadian curriculum differs from the WAEC curriculum, and MCC’s University Pathway Program will specifically equip students to be able to tackle university-level subjects in Canada, US, UK, and beyond. Students from MCC will be treated no differently by university admissions officers from students already studying in Canada. This will give them a great advantage over other international students. The combination of great WASSCE results and great MCC results will thus serve as a boost to your child’s university admissions profile and in some cases, may improve their chances of scholarships and other university entrance awards.
Yes, MCC students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from Rosedale Academy. The OSSD is recognized as a top educational diploma globally. OSSD students are thus at an advantage during the university admissions process compared to most other international students, and many universities across the world will consider the average score of the student’s courses in the University Pathway program in place of standardized test results such as the SAT, A–Level and Gaokao.
Below are other specific examples of the test waivers MCC students will enjoy:
- In the USA, many universities will not require the SAT for MCC students (for admission or scholarship purposes) because they will qualify as OSSD students with 6 Grade 12 university-level courses.
- Due to the similarities in curriculum between Ontario schools and schools in the United Kingdom and Australia, A-level and other tests are not required from MCC students applying to those countries because of their OSSD status.
- MCC students can also enjoy other advantages with schools in Singapore and Malaysia where the IELTS/TOEFL requirement is waived for OSSD applicants who score more than 80% in Grade 12 English.
The application period will officially begin on January 25, 2019. Prospective students will be considered for admission in two application periods: Early Admission and Spring Admission.
Students who fill out our application form on or before March 23, 2019 will be considered for early admission. Prospective students will be invited for an entrance examination in April, 2019 at our designated test centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja. Results will be announced via email in May.
The Spring Application dates are below:
- Spring Application period begins: April, 2019
- Spring Application deadline: June, 2019
- Spring Entrance examination: July, 2019
Spring Admission Decisions released: from July, 2019