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Canadian College ItalyCanada's Top High School in Italy

University Placements

Canadian College Italy places a high importance on carefully counselling students in their applications to universities appropriate to the students' ambitions, academic potentials and personal characters.

CCI's guidance counsellors, with strong backgrounds and keen awareness of many universities internationally, devote whatever hours are necessary to meet with each graduating student to carefully analyze and explain the programs and nature of the universities recommended for consideration.

University Entrance and Diploma Requirements

For university admission in Ontario, a student must obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) that includes six 12M or 12U courses. Students with an OSSD can apply to American and European universities. SAT examinations may be written at CCI. All university applications are prepared at the Guidance Centre at CCI.

Students applying to universities in other provinces or other parts of the world should confirm academic eligibility with the registrar of the university they wish to attend. CCI assists all prospective students in their eligibility inquiries to post-secondary institutions.

University Applications: The deadline for applications to Ontario universities is the beginning of December. For other Canadian and American universities and European jurisdictions, applications are due between January and April. Full-time and first semester students will complete their applications in Lanciano, while second semester students should have submitted their applications prior to their studies at CCI. Canadian universities usually notify students of their acceptance in June, while American universities respond in April.

Diploma Requirements and Related Procedures: To qualify for the O.S.S.D. a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including:

  • 18 compulsory credits
  • 12 optional credits
  • 40 hours of community involvement activities
  • successful completion of the secondary school literacy test

Compulsory Credits (total of 18)

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 3 credits in Mathematics (at least one in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits in Science
  • 1 credit in Canadian History
  • 1 credit in Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit in Arts
  • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
  • .5 credit in Civics
  • .5 credit in Career Studies
  • 1 additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a Native language, or a Classical or International language, or Social Sciences and the Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance and Career Education, or Cooperative Education 
  • 1 additional credit in Health and Physical Education, or the Arts, or Business Studies, or French as a Second Language or Cooperative Education 
  • 1 additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education (Grade 9 to 12), or French as a Second Language, or Computer Studies, or Cooperative Education