BTM - Admissions & Fees

Admission Requirements: 
Program Eligibility

This page answers all your questions about admission to the Software Development  degree program. Check the requirements, important dates, fees, application procedure, and get other valuable information. Locate the section heading that describes you best for complete details. If you have any questions about your admission status, please contact the Seneca Admissions office, or the School of ICT ( Contact Information ). If you are considering transferring into the Software Development program from another university or college program, click here for more details.


Ontario High School Student
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including six Grade 12 U or M courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older).
  • Required courses with minimum final grade of  65% in each:
    • English: Grade 12 ENG4U
    • Mathematics: any Grade 12 U
Mature Student

Mature students (age 21 or older) will be considered for admission consistent with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities policies, and upon demonstration of academic preparedness in prerequisite disciplines. Mature students must submit proof of credits as shown above or equivalent credits at the post-secondary level.
If you need to upgrade your high school credits, there are at least three ways to do so:

  1. Many area school boards have an "adult education" unit, which offers a range of in-class courses. Some are offered in evening and weekend timeslots.

  2. Accredited online courses are available. This Ontario Ministry of Education web site page has more details.

  3. The Independent Learning Centre, Ontario's designated provider of distance education.

Student from outside Ontario

Credentials from outside Ontario will be considered for admission in accordance with Seneca's admissions policy and procedures. Click here for detailed information from Seneca's academic calendar.

If you live outside Canada, then Seneca has a dedicated web site for you. It has detailed information, and helps guide you through the application process. 

If you plan to apply for advanced standing credits, you must do so before a semester begins. If the program's Admission Representative or Coordinator are not familiar with your previous school, then you will also need to have your credentials evaluated before a semester begins. Full details are on the School of Information and Communications Technology web site, in this site.

Application Process - How to Apply

Students can apply to the Software Development program on the OCAS (Ontario College Application Services) website.

Ontario College Application Service:

There is an application fee (approximately $100).

The program code for the Business Technology Management program is BTM.

Important Dates

We are now accepting applications for these entry points:

  • September 2016
  • January 2017

Here are the important dates for the entry points:

  September Admission   January Admission
Applications open  Now Now
Applications due Mid-August Mid-November
Fees due (returning students) Mid-June Mid-October
Classes begin Early September Early January
Study week (no classes) Last October week Last February week
Exam week mid/late December mid/late April

Seneca's academic calendar has additional detailed information - click here.

Transfers in, or direct entry, from another university or college program

Are you a current student in a computer-related program at Seneca, another college, or a university?

Do you already have a computer-related degree or diploma?

Would you like credit for your achievements to date?

Transfer in or directly enter the Software Development program, and get advanced standing. We offer a number of options - which one is best for you?

See our transfer/direct entry page for complete details.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

All academically qualified students are eligible for entrance scholarships, which are renewable based upon academic performance.

You may apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (O.S.A.P.) for financial assistance. In order to apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or hold permanent resident status. Assistance is awarded in the form of loans funded by the Federal and Provincial Governments, Special Bursaries and Child Care Bursaries. You may also be eligible to participate in the Ontario Work Study Program to assist you in financing your education.

Personal Computer Requirement

Students in the program must have an up-to-date personal computer with a high-speed Internet connection at home. Most of the software that students need while studying in the program is provided at no additional cost.

Program Fees: 

Fees for the September 2014 / August 2015 academic year

Domestic Students
Tuition for Year One: (2 Semesters) $0,000.00
Books and Supplies for Year One: $0,000.00
International Students
Tuition for Year One: (2 Semesters) $0,000.00
Books and Supplies for Year One: $0,000.00

Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

*Definition of academic year may vary in some programs