Application Process

Step 1.

a. Complete the application form designating the session and course(s) for which you are applying. You will be asked to submit a deposit of $1500 for Summer and Trimester programs, and $3000 for the Big Year Program, as well as a registration fee of $95. See application forms below

If space is not available our staff will notify you and provide you with other options or a full refund of your deposit and registration fee.

b. You can pay a deposit using a credit card or cheque. If paying by cheque, mail in a deposit of $1595 to MEI International Academy.

MEI International Academy
15816 Highway 50
Caledon ON  L7E 3E5
Canada

Note: If you are not accepted into the program of your choice, your $1500 deposit will be refunded. The $95 registration fee is non-refundable.

 

Step 2.

When your application and deposit are received:

a. You will receive a confirmation email from MEI.

b. MEI will send you access to your online Student Reference Package. You will be asked to submit the following:

  • Confirmation of Acceptance form
  • Self-Evaluation form
  • Teacher Reference form
  • Your most recent report card
  • Your latest academic transcript that includes marks from grade nine to present. Students require a minimum of a 75% average in the courses pertinent to their program.
    (Contact your Guidance Department for this document.)

Step 3.

a. Within two weeks of receiving your package, MEI will send you an email regarding your status. At this point, full-semester students will be requested to book an interview. If necessary, students applying for the summer programs may be asked to schedule an interview. Your acceptance into the program will be based on your past academic performance, your interview (for semester students), your self-evaluation, and your teacher references. Students require a minimum of a mid-to-high 70s average in the last two semesters.

b. Once you have been accepted into an MEI program, you will receive an email; at this point you will be granted access to your specific program site.

c. Once you are accepted, you will receive your invoices via email. Your balance will be divided into two invoices. One invoice reflects the Program costs billed by MEI International Academy, and the other for Travel costs billed by Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel. The breakdown of these costs appear on each individual program’s page.

Payment Schedules
Note: Payment Schedule based on a school year—September to June.


Payment Schedule for Summer Programs
MEI Program Costs: payment due December 15
If you apply after December 15, you will receive an MEI invoice within 2 weeks of your acceptance email. The deposit amount will be deducted from your MEI invoice.
Carlson Travel Costs: payment due March 1
If you apply after March 1, your invoice will be due upon receipt; you will receive an invoice within three weeks of your acceptance email. Your Carlson travel invoice will include flight departure taxes, fees and surcharges that are charged by the airline. Estimated fees are listed on your program’s page.
Payment Schedule for Fall Trimester or Semester Programs
MEI Program Costs: payment due April 15
If you apply after April 15, you will receive an MEI invoice within 2 weeks of your acceptance email. The deposit amount will be deducted from your MEI invoice.
Carlson Travel Costs: payment due July 15
If you apply after July 15, your invoice will be due upon receipt; you will receive an invoice within three weeks of your acceptance email. Your Carlson travel invoice will include flight departure taxes, fees and surcharges that are charged by the airline. Estimated fees are listed on your program’s page.
Payment Schedule for Spring Trimester or Semester Programs
MEI Program Costs: payment due October 15
If you apply after October 15, you will receive an MEI invoice within 2 weeks of your acceptance email. The deposit amount will be deducted from your MEI invoice.
Carlson Travel Costs: payment due December 15
If you apply after December 15, your invoice will be due upon receipt; you will receive an invoice within three weeks of your acceptance email. Your Carlson travel invoice will include flight departure taxes, fees and surcharges that are charged by the airline. Estimated fees are listed on your program’s page.
Payment Schedule for Big Year
MEI Program Costs: payment due September 1
If you apply after September 1, you will receive an MEI invoice within 2 weeks of your acceptance email. The deposit amount will be deducted from your MEI invoice.
Carlson Travel Costs: payment due December 15
If you apply after December 15, your invoice will be due upon receipt; you will receive an invoice within three weeks of your acceptance email. Your Carlson travel invoice will include flight departure taxes, fees and surcharges that are charged by the airline. Estimated fees are listed on your program’s page.

Please note: Once a student submits a Confirmation of Acceptance form and is accepted into one of our programs, the deposit, registration fee and payments are nonrefundable. If you are not accepted into the program of your choice, your deposit will be refunded minus the $95 registration fee.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION


APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline for summer programs is May 1st, however, once a course is full we will no longer accept students into that program. Students who apply for a summer program after May 1st will be accepted based on availability and they may be subject to additional flight costs.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Your invoice will be emailed to you once you have been accepted The payment schedule will vary depending on your acceptance date. See Payment Schedules above for more details.


PLEASE REFER TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING CANCELLATION POLICIES AND TRAVEL INSURANCE DETAILS.
EXTENDED FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

Extended travel arrangements can be made through Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel; extra fees charged by airlines will apply. Students who wish to extend their stay and require alternate flight arrangements must notify MEI upon acceptance by completing and returning the Extended Travel Request form in the Acceptance Package by March 1st. Travel extensions that are requested after March 1st cannot be guaranteed.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Travel arrangements for our programs are made through Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel. All flights depart from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Individuals are responsible for making their own arrangements to and from Toronto. All students are required to be in attendance at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on the day of departure.

 


MEDICAL INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION PROTECTION

You must have extended health coverage for the duration of your trip. Keep in mind that each policy is different, and you should read over your policy carefully to be sure that you are getting the right coverage for you.

Although most of the cities in which we reside offer excellent public health care, it is always better to be prepared. Things to look for when looking for insurance:

  1. Private care versus public care (you want Private)
  2. You must obtain a policy that covers hospital costs up front. (Doctor’s visits or prescriptions are affordable charges that can be paid on-site.)
  3. Scuba diving coverage. This is mandatory for students who will be scuba diving.
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We have a working relationship with Mirella Policciardi at Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel.

Ontario students:
You can purchase extended health insurance directly through Mirella at 416-736-6010.

Students outside of Ontario:
You can purchase insurance through the Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel website. Click on “Manulife Book Insurance Online”. Simply “ticking” off the insurance options on your Carlson invoice will not automatically grant you coverage.


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