How to Apply (New & Returning)

How to Apply (New & Returning Students)


District School Board of Niagara will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Emailed applications are no longer accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Deadlines

- For September entry: May 31
- For February entry: November 30

(Late applications may be accepted based on available space)


Before you begin

Please read the Application and Admission Guide carefully:

DSBN New Student Application and Admission Guide   May 2024
DSBN Returning Student Application and Admission Guide   May 2024

Please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc. Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each. 

The application fee is $250 CAD for new students or $150 CAD for returning students and is non-refundable.

Required Documents

In order to submit an application, the documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within thirty (30) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.

For all students: 

  • Student Participation Agreement. Download here or during the online application process. The parent(s) of the application must sign our agreement. Please have it signed in ink and scanned as a PDF or JPEG file only.

For new secondary students only:

  • Transcripts or report cards. Official transcripts/school records in English for the current and previous year (if translated by yourself, must be notarized) must be uploaded. Transcripts or report cards must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 5MB in size. You will only beable to upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document. 
  • Educational Background & Interest Survey. Download here or during the online application process.

The DSBN reserves the right to refuse any application, in its sole discretion.

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