Applying as a Student

Registration as a student optician is optional and only students at Seneca College or Georgian College may apply. If you are interested in registering as a student, please see below.

To apply to the College, please complete the Application Form (Français), and submit the following:

  • A passport photo taken within 6 months of the application date. The photo may be sent as a hard copy or a high-resolution electronic copy.
  • A letter of enrollment from your educational institution.  The date on this letter must be within the 30 days preceding the date on your application form.
  • Notarized copies of your proof of name and employment eligibility documents.
  • If applicable, a Certificate of Standing Form and letters of standing from any governing body with which you are registered in any jurisdiction.
  • If applicable, proof of graduation from any post-secondary program you may have completed outside of Opticianry.

Payment of Fees

Once the screening of your application has been completed, the College will add Student application and registration fees to your online account in your profile with the College. You will receive an email notification from the College when the fees are added to your account. The fees must be paid online in the Registrant Portal. Please note that the processing of your application will not be finalized until the fees are received.

Step-by-step instructions on how to make a payment can be found here.


Registration department or Committee decisions can be appealed to the College’s Registration Appeal Panel (RAP), and further to the Health Professions Review and Appeal Board (HPARB). Applicants are provided with information about the review process when they are issued a decision letter.

Applications choosing to appeal will not be subject to any repercussions from the College. 

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