College revokes international student admissions – again

Hundreds of international students are scrambling after an Ontario college revoked their January admissions letters, prompting concerns about how a lack of provincial oversight keeps colleges from facing repercussions for admitting more students than they can handle, writes Saloni Bhugra for CBC News.

Northern College, which rescinded 500 international student admissions in July, says it has once again told some 200 students, primarily from India, that they won’t be able to attend its campuses.

Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities told CBC Toronto that it is aware of the “small percentage” of revocations and that colleges have the authority to make decisions about admissions. That authority is a problem, according to Jaspreet Singh, president of the International Sikh Student Association. He says colleges should not be able to welcome more students than they have the capacity to host.
Full report on the CBC site