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Application Instructions

PRIOR TO APPLICATION

Prior to application, candidates are advised of the requirement of Internet access and should become familiar with the Syllabus website. The website is our primary communication and academic course delivery tool. Students are responsible for keeping informed of curriculum changes, important dates, news, events, policies, procedures and other issues by frequent review of the website.

WHEN TO APPLY

Applications are accepted twice a year and new students may begin studies in either Term 1 (February – June) or Term 2 (August – December).

Application deadlines for consideration prior to terms of study are as follows:

  • Received by December 15th for Term 1 (February-June)
  • Received by June 15th for Term 2 (September-December)

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates apply to become a Diploma Student, Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) Referral, or General Interest (GI) Studies Student.

Diploma Students are seeking professional licensure, and complete the Calendar of Courses and work experience as per the Curriculum Sequence Chart. CACB Referrals complete courses as directed by the CACB. General Interest Students have a personal interest in studying Architecture and can study courses of interest within the RAIC Centre for Architecture through Athabasca University. The goal for General Insterest students is not necessarily to obtain a Diploma or professional licensure. 

DIPLOMA PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Application

English as a Second Language (ESL) applicants must provide evidence of passing the TOEFL(213+computer based or 555+ paper based OR 100+ iBT) or CAEL (70 overall; 60 each section), or IELTS ESOL (Cambridge - with a band score of 5.5 or above)

Please note: The letters of reference should be original documents and signed by the reference. They can be included in the application package, or sent directly to the RAIC Syllabus Registrar in the Ottawa office. A reference should be someone that you have been directly accountable to. This could be a teacher, a professor, a supervisor, or an employer. 

Official transcripts can be mailed with your application package, or sent directly to the RAIC Syllabus Registrar in the Ottawa office. 

The purpose of the portfolio is to introduce yourself, your interests, and your abilities. The portfolio should be of your original work, nothing that was created in a firm or office. 

Submission deadline: on or before June 15th or December 15th

OR

2. Application and  Entry Credit Assessment request

  • Review Website, as detailed in (1) above

English as a Second Language (ESL) applicants must provide evidence of passing the TOEFL(213+computer based or 555+ paper based OR 100+ iBT) or CAEL (70 overall; 60 each section), or IELTS ESOL (Cambridge - with a band score of 5.5 or above)

If you would like to submit for Studio Advanced Standing, please review our Studio Advanced Standing Policy. 

Please note: The letters of reference should be original documents and signed by the reference. They can be included in the application package, or sent directly to the RAIC Syllabus Registrar in the Ottawa office. A reference should be someone that you have been directly accountable to. This could be a teacher, a professor, a supervisor, or an employer. 

Official transcripts can be mailed with your application package, or sent directly to the RAIC Syllabus Registrar in the Ottawa office. 

The purpose of the portfolio is to introduce yourself, your interests, and your abilities. The portfolio should be of your original work, nothing that was created in a firm or office. 

Submission deadline: on or before June 15th or December 15th

CACB REFERRALS

Please review the CACB Referrals page.

Before proceeding with your application to complete RAIC Syllabus courses per CACB instructions, email the RAIC Syllabus at info@raic-syllabus.ca, and attach a copy of the CACB letter, or email, of your referral as well as a course approval email from CACB.  Following review of your email, attachments and payment, the Registrar will provide instructions on the next steps specific to your referral.

It is important to follow these steps to ensure timely processing of your application.


WHERE TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION

Send completed application and documents (see Section 7 of application form for checklist, as some items require TWO copies) with required fees to:

Registrar, RAIC Syllabus
Suite 330, 55 Murray Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5M3

Applications may be sent via Canada Post or Courier. Original Application forms are required.
Electronic applications (fax, e-mail) are NOT accepted.

Further Questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page: click here.

Contact the Syllabus office: info@raic-syllabus.ca

Revised 2007 ~ 2017 ~ Subject to change without notice