CIC hopes that the learning experience will be a time of growth and success for the student. That this experience for the parent would be a very fruitful and rewarding one sharing in every transformational and monumental growth of your child/children’s educational time spent at Columbia International College. As you prepare to arrive in Hamilton either as a parent or a student, kindly find some information that will be useful.

  • August 2024 Semester begins with residence check-in August 4 to 6, 2024. Your child/children will have their specific residence check-in date on the official Letter of Acceptance
  • Students MUST bring with them their passports and study permits to school for orientation that starts on August 6, 2024
  • Parents are encouraged to come to the academic school building on the day of their children’s Orientation

Orientation Schedule – August 2024 

Please mark your calendars. Students will receive their online meeting links to the following events by email.
*All times are in EDT (Toronto Time)

June 5 and 6, 2024
Online Live – Regional Welcome and Information Session
June 7, 2024
Online Live – Placement Assessments
June 12, 2024
Online Live – Study Plan Workshops
June 13 – 26, 2024
Online Live – Course Registration
July 26, 2024
Online Live- Boarding Life Information Session
August 1, 2024
Online Live – Welcome Information Session with the Principal & Vice Principal
August 4 – 7, 2024
Residence check-in. For each student specific dates will be assigned.
August 6 – 9, 2024
In-Person Parent and Student Orientation. For each student specific dates will be assigned.
August 12, 2024
Classes Begin
Please refer to you Letter of Acceptance for your assigned residence check-in date and orientation day. 


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Credit Recognition

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Last Updated: June 14, 2024