Your journey starts here.

At Quest, we know you are more than the sum of your grades. What drives you? Where do you see inspiration and opportunity? Our application process is designed to address these and other questions that help us understand if Quest is the right fit for you.

We welcome applicants from around the world and from all schooling types to join our community. You’ll find all the information you need to apply on these pages, and additional details about policies, dates and processes on the Academic Calendar. You can also request more info.

Application Deadlines

Early Action Deadline | December 1

Early Decision Deadline | December 1

Regular Decision Deadline | February 15

After February 15, we continue to process applications on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline | May 1

  1. Complete
    1. Our application period for Fall 2020 is open! To begin, please submit either the Preliminary Application or the Common Application. If you plan on applying to Quest through the Common Application, you do not need to submit a Preliminary Application form.
    2. Preliminary Application Form
    3. Common Application
  2. Log in
    1. After submitting the Preliminary Application Form or Common App you will receive an email with login information for SquareOne, Quest’s applicant dashboard. SquareOne is where you can upload documents and forms and monitor your application status. It’s also where application and financial aid decisions will be released.
      1. Required documents:
        1. High school transcript: An official copy of your most recent transcript or report card. International and Transfer students may be required to submit additional documents.
        2. Long and short essay: Quest’s program is writing-intensive, and the application essays are our window into how you communicate your ideas with the written word. Submissions are evaluated on originality, structure and flow, and language and mechanics.
        3. Bursary application form: All applicants must either complete this form or opt-out of need-based aid.
        4. English language proficiency test scores (if required — check here for language testing policies)
      2. Optional documents:
        1. An original piece of work that demonstrates your individual interests and abilities, such as an artistic portfolio, video statement, or research project
        2. SAT/ACT test scores
        3. Reference letters from educators or community members
        4. Your professional resume or CV
        5. An additional writing piece (e.g. an assignment prepared for class)
    2. *Please note that an application is not considered complete until all required documents are shown as received (with a green check mark) in SquareOne.
  3. Interview
    1. Once you have submitted all required supporting documents, your Admissions Counsellor will review your application. Selected students will be contacted for an interview, which can take place in person, by phone or by video call. Once you finish your interview, your application is complete for review.
  4. Admit
    1. Admissions decisions will be released through your Application Status Page.  If you’re in, congratulations! There’s no place like Quest.
  5. Deposit
    1. If admitted, your next step is to confirm your enrolment with a $500 CDN deposit. Please ensure you have your nine-digit student number ready. If you are unsure about your student number, contact your Admissions Counsellor or email Department of Admissions. The deposit deadline is May 1. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.
    2. Deferral Policy: Admitted students wishing to defer their start date may apply for deferral before the May 1 enrollment confirmation deadline. Deferred admissions offers must be held by a $500 CDN deposit. Any applicable Entry Scholarships will defer with the offer of admission, but Bursaries must be re-applied for and are not guaranteed.

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