Procedures for Admission

To be accepted as an international student in Garden Valley School Division, applicants will need to consider the following procedures for admission:

- Applicants must have a proper visa and be resident with an authorized guardian within the division. For more information on study permit/visitor visa, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at

- Applications for admission including the most recent statement of marks shall be made to the superintendent of schools for approval.

- The superintendent may approve up to five such students. Additional requests shall be presented to the Board on an individual basis.

- The superintendent or designate, in consultation with the principal of the requested school, shall approve the application providing:
    - resident students have been accommodated and scheduled and space is available;
    - the student can be accommodated within available staffing and budget allocation;
    - students shall comply with school and division policy and have not been suspended or expelled from another school division.

- The deadlines for receipt of completed foreign student applications are as follows:
    - May 15th for admission to semester 1 (September – January) or semesters 1 and 2 (September – June).
    - October 15th for admission to semester 2 (February – June).

- Notification of acceptance or denial of application will be provided in writing no later than six (6) weeks after the deadline for receipt of applications.