Frequently Asked Questions
The earlier you register, the earlier your place is confirmed with GEOS. We want to accept all students, but if all classes are full, we might not be able to accept you.
Here are the application steps:
1. Send us the registration form.
2. Send a copy of your valid passport.
3. You must also submit a non-refundable $150 registration fee and $115 as shipping fee (if applicable) plus a deposit of 40% of the total amount. If you are unable to obtain a student visa, we will refund you the deposit in full. Your $120 registration fee and fees for any services rendered such as accommodation placement and shipping fees will not be refunded.
4. You must pay the balance of your tuition on, or before, the first day of class. You can pay by bank wire transfer or credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
5. Once you have received your complete application, we will send your official letter of acceptance, and book your accommodation (if you have asked for this).
This depends on how long you plan to study.
a) How long do you plan to study?
You may study in Canada for up to 6 months with a visitor's visa. If you would like to study longer than six months, then you need apply for the Student Permit. Canadian Immigration Law states that students with a Student Permit must attend at least 80% of their classes. The school's application form and the enrolment agreement contain the details of our refund policy. We are happy to help with all visa applications.
b) What country are you from?
All students who are studying for longer than 6 months need to apply for the Student Permit. Students who study for less than six months can come as visitors/tourists. However, student from some countries do need a temporary resident visa.
On your first morning, you will be given a placement test and an orientation. Your placement test measures speaking, listening and reading. We will know your level after giving you this test. For those students already in Toronto, they can take the placement test at the school anytime before the starting date. If you would like to arrange a different time for your placement test, please contact us.
Students can switch between our courses if it is recommended by their teachers. However, to change a contract (from full-time to part-time, or to private courses) requires the permission of the School Manager. Normally students study according to the terms of the contract that they sign.
GEOS gives a certificate to all of our students who attend at least 80% of their classes.
Yes, you can have packages delivered to the school. Just make sure that they are marked "DDP" (Delivery Duty Paid) and not "DDU" (Delivery Duty Unpaid), otherwise they will be sent to the courier company and you will have to pick them up yourself.
Yes, but only if you have a visa to visit the United States. Even if your visa says "one entry", you are allowed to visit the United States and return to Canada. The United States is an exception to the "one entry" rule.