Applications to the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at ICT Schools are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to the program that suits them—regular (82 weeks), fast-track (73 weeks), or part-time. Applicants must submit a completed application form directly to the school of their choice.
The total fee includes sales taxes, $84.75 for applications to ICT Kikkawa College and $86.25 for applications to ICT Northumberland College.
Applicants must also submit to the College:
In accordance with ICT Schools’ Harassment and Discrimination Policy (1996), the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act all applications are reviewed by the Admissions Department without regard to the age, disability, race, religion, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status of the candidate.
Applicants must possess a high school diploma/certificate or its equivalent. A candidate who does not fulfill these minimum admission requirements but is 18 years of age or older (if applying to Kikkawa College) or 19 years of age or older (if applying to Northumberland College) as of the first official day of classes may apply as a mature student. A copy of proof of age must be submitted with the application.
Candidates who apply as mature students will be required to pass an approved qualifying test (e.g. the Canadian Adult Achievement Test.)
Some applicants may also be required to pass a Preadmission Course as described below.
Candidates required to take a Preadmission Course as an admission requirement must successfully complete ICT’s Pre-admission Course (or an equivalent course elsewhere) prior to the commencement of the program. For information on course availability contact the Admissions Office.
The language of instruction at ICT Schools is English. Students must be proficient in all areas of the English language, including speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension. Please refer to the Student Catalogue for additional information regarding language proficiency requirements.
ICT Schools encourages applicants with special needs to consider a career in complementary health care. However, ICT Schools has limited resources to provide assistance to students with physical, learning and emotional disabilities. ICT Schools examines each situation on a case-by-case basis. In order to be considered the applicant must submit a request in writing with accompanying supporting documentation to the Registrar prior to the start of the new school year.
Applicants may request a transfer of educational credit from other instituitions. Requests for transfer of credit must be directed to the College along with the application to the program. Applicants requesting a transfer of credit will be required to submit an official transcript indicating completion of the course material. They must also submit a syllabus that demonstrates that the course is substantially similar in length, scope and learning objectives to ICT Schools’ massage therapy program.
If the request is accepted, the applicant may be required to take a challenge examination on a pass-fail basis. The examination fee is $50.00, paid in advance. If the applicant passes the challenge examination, the letters TC (Transfer of Credit) will appear on any transcript issued by the school.
A maximum of 50% of the applicant’s program may consist of transfer credits.
Students required to repeat courses must apply for admission as Special Students. Admission to the program as a Special Student is subject to the approval of the Evaluation and Promotion Committee. The committee’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.
ICT Kikkawa College
Students enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):
Further information is available from the Registrar’s office.
ICT Northumberland College
Students enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Nova Scotia Student Assistance Program (NSSA):
Further information is available from the Registrar’s office.
ICT Schools Payment Plan
Interest-free tuition payment plan options are available for those who qualify. Payment Plan information is available from the Registrar’s office.
ICT Schools Bursary Program
These bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to deserving full-time students in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program. Eligibility to apply for a bursary is based on a demonstration of financial need together with a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for the program of study, without an undue emphasis on academic standing. Interested candidates must complete the required application form, which can be obtained through the Registrar’s office. Please consult the Registrar’s office for bursary application deadlines. Bursaries are non-repayable and are therefore considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. A T4A form will be issued to students receiving a bursary in excess of $500.
ICT Schools Scholarship Program
ICT scholarships honour students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as leadership and community service. Entrance scholarships are available to qualified students. In addition, scholarships are awarded to full-time students at the beginning of the second academic year based on outstanding achievement in the first year of the program. Application for scholarships are not required. All scholarships are issued by cheque once tuition has been paid in full. A T4A form will be issued to students receiving a scholarship in excess of $500.
Prospective students may wish to apply to the ICT Massage Therapy Diploma Program on a part-time basis.
Part-time students may register in the September program or choose to register in the Fast-Track Program in January. The Fast-Track Program is accelerated for courses assigned to the first year of study only.
Part-time students take courses along with full-time students. There is no separate program schedule for part-time studies. During the application process you will meet with the Admissions Officer to review a typical schedule of courses and to make your course choices.
Part-time students can’t choose the courses, we set the schedule for them. The schedule for part-time students will remain Monday to Friday but shorter period than the full-time students.
The Admissions Officer will advise you as to which course or courses you may take and in what order, based on curriculum requirements. All first year courses must be completed before proceeding to second year courses.
International students have the same tuition rate as local students in addition to the international fees ($500 non refundable for the acceptance letter and $2000 international fees).As an International Student wishing to study in Canada you can request to obtain a valid Student Authorization from Immigration Canada for your period of study after receiving their acceptance letter from Kikkawa college.
English speaking students from around the world attend ICT Schools. Prospective students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. International students accepted into ICT Schools have the same tuition rate as Canadian students.
As an International Student wishing to study in Canada you can request to obtain a valid Student Authorization from Immigration Canada for your period of study. Applications and information are available from any Canadian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, or Immigration Canada’s Web site: www.cic.gc.ca.
For more information or to talk with our Admissions Officer contact: