Your journey starts here.

Our admissions process goes beyond academic performance, because you are more than the sum of your grades. What drives you? Where do you see inspiration and opportunity? How will you change the world? Our application requirements are designed to address these and other key questions.

We welcome applicants from around the world and from all schooling types to join our intellectual and social 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. If you’re a prospective student, you can also request more info.

Application Deadlines

Early Action Deadline | December 1, 2018

Regular Decision Deadline | February 1, 2019

After February 1, 2019 we process applications on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Priority Scholarship and Bursary Application Deadline | March 1, 2019

After March 1, 2019 students are still encouraged to apply for scholarship and bursary, which will be assessed alongside their application for admission. Applications for the David Strangway Award for Excellence will not be accepted after March 1, 2019.

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline | May 1, 2019

  1.  Complete
    1. Use this form if you are not applying to any schools in the U.S.
    2. Fall 2019 Quest Application Form
    3. Use the Common App if you are applying to both Quest and schools in the U.S. Add Quest to your college list and complete our member screen.
    4. Common App
    5. Both application forms will require you to submit the following information:
      1. Biographical and Education Information
      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. Optional Documents: Though not mandatory, you are encouraged to submit any of the following documents:
        1. An original piece of work that demonstrates your unique interests and abilities, such as an artistic portfolio, video statement, or research project etc.
        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. Log in
      1. After your initial application form is submitted you will receive login information for your Application Status Page, a dashboard where you can monitor the status of your application and submit additional required documents including:
        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. English Language Proficiency Test Scores (if required)
        3. Scholarship Applications (for students applying via the Common App)
        4. Bursary Applications
    1. *Please note that an application is not considered complete until all required documents are shown as received (with a green check mark) in the Application Status Page.
  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, 2019. 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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