International Students

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To all students seeking a quality education: You can attend Imagi-Minds from anywhere! Students from all over the world choose Imagi-Minds as they work towards earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The OSSD is recognized by universities and colleges around the world.

Am I an International Student?

At IMAGI-MINDS, students are considered international students if they are neither Canadian citizens nor permanently residing in Canada. If you are registering from an address outside of Canada and are (1) a Canadian Citizen, (2) have a permanent residence in Canada, or (3) are attending a Canadian International School that studies the Ontario curriculum, please be sure to contact our office before proceeding to register to ensure the appropriate course fee is applied.

Studying with IMAGI-MINDS

An international student does not require a study permit in order to take online courses at Imagi-Minds. However, if you plan to physically enter Canada in order to study, you may need a specific visa or permit. Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information on entrance and residency permits and visas.

Ontario Student Record (OSR) for the International Student

In Canada, the 10 provinces and three territories have jurisdiction over education. An Ontario Student Record (OSR) must exist for every student registered in a school in Ontario. In order for any student to take an online course with Imagi-Minds, an OSR must either exist or be established. The OSR is a physical file folder containing all official school records for a student, such as transcripts, community service records, Ontario literacy records, report cards, IEPs, PLARs, and other important information pertaining to the student�s education. Imagi-Minds does not charge any fees to establish an OSR. In order to establish the OSR, IMAGI-MINDS requires that the student provide the following documentation:

1.Identification

The student must forward a copy of their government-issued ID to IMAGI-MINDS. Acceptable examples include passport, driver's license, or birth certificate. Identification must be provided in the English or French language, or be accompanied by a notarized English translation. ID may be sent to IMAGI-MINDS in one of the three following ways: mail to info@imagiminds-online.com

2.Official International Transcripts

When taking a course that requires a prerequisite, Imagi-Minds requires a copy of the student's official transcript to prove he or she has met the equivalent of the prerequisite course requirement. The student must forward his or her official transcript to IMAGI-MINDS in one of the three following ways: info@imagiminds-online.com If the student’s transcript is not written in English, an English translation of the transcript along with the original must be submitted to Imagi-Minds. Many issuing schools may be able to translate the transcript into English upon request. If the issuing school is unable to issue an official transcript in English, a student may submit the transcripts to a translation service such as the World Education Services or the International Education Research Foundation.

3.English Requirement

All courses at Imagi-Minds are delivered in English. Proficiency in English is a requirement of all students who take courses with Imagi-Minds. Students may be required to complete the English Language Placement Assessment in order to determine their level of English language competency.

What Is Imagi-Minds?

Located in Bayfield, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron, the second largest of the Great Lakes, Imagi-Minds provides Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credit courses to all students seeking a quality secondary school education.

Imagi-Minds is one of the largest online private high schools in Canada, and its many online courses are available to all students. IMAGI-MINDS is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and has been issued the BSID# 665681. OSSD credits and diplomas are recognized and accepted by post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world.

A student wishing to obtain their OSSD must earn 30 academic credits to graduate. IMAGI-MINDS school officials will review the student's school transcript in order to translate the academic history of the student into Ontario school credits following the guidelines outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Appendix 2 of Ontario Schools, 2016. Once IMAGI-MINDS has established that equivalent credits have been achieved by the student, IMAGI-MINDS will then determine the number of outstanding credits required in order for the student to receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In addition to the credit requirements, students must satisfy the provincial literacy and community involvement requirements.

Why Is Imagi-Minds a Good Choice for International Students?

Supportive

oIMAGI-MINDS provides each student with unlimited, on-demand, online tutoring at no additional cost. oEach course has a qualified teacher, certified by the Ontario College of Teachers or equivalent. Teachers will be available to assist students throughout the course.

Professional

oOur courses are written and developed by professional educators. oEach course follows the standards and curricula set out by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.

Flexible

oStudents are allowed 18 months in which to complete each course and move through at entirely their own pace. oStudents have the ability to work on their courses at any hour of any day. oStudents have the freedom to create their own deadlines and due dates.

Innovative

oAll assessments are submitted online. Quizzes, tests, and the final exam are completed online.

oAll feedback and interactions with teachers or other students occur within the secure learning environment.

International Tuition Fees

Our variable tuition rates take into account the service costs associated with communicating with students from outside of Canada and allows us to ensure that we are able to continue providing high-quality support to all of our students.