Students who had been rejected from Pures College of Technology due to its courses being oversubscribed were told they may be able to transfer to nearby Centennial College in Toronto.
But 10 of the affected students have instead been offered places at Northern College, the public partner of Pures College of Technology.
Northern College’s campuses are in the Timmins area of northeastern Ontario, a seven-hour drive from Toronto.
One Indian student, who wished to remain anonymous, said he would have preferred to study at Centennial College but feels he has been left with few options.
“I don’t have enough time”
“Timmins is quite far from Toronto where I had my… arrangements,” he said.
“I don’t have enough time and all in this I have to arrange accommodation and all in just one week.”
He said that Northern College had made the decision “quite late”.
A spokesperson from Northern College said the institution was committed to “student success” and had staff members to help students locate housing and find employment.
“Northern College believes that student success is as important in the classroom as it is in the wider community and has taken many steps to ensure that students are set up at home to succeed at school.”
Other affected students are expected to transfer to Centennial College.