Important Program Information

Application Process

  1. Complete our application form

    You will receive a confirmation email once your application and deposit have been received. 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.

    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.

  2. Complete our online student reference package

    You will be asked to submit the following:

    • Cancellation Policy Form
    • Self-Evaluation Form
    • Teacher Reference Form
    • Academic Information Form
    • Most Recent Report Card (with comments)
    • Latest Academic Transcript*

    *Transcript should include marks from grade nine to present. Students require a minimum mark of 75% to 80% (depending on the program you apply for) in the relevant courses. (Contact your Guidance Department for this document.)

  3. Schedule an interview (When Appropriate)

    Within 14 business days of receiving your package, MEI will email you your status. At this point, full-semester students will be requested to book an interview. Students applying for the summer programs may be asked to schedule an interview if necessary. Your acceptance into the program will be based on your past academic performance, interview (for semester students), self-evaluation, and teacher references. Students require a minimum mark of 75% to 80% (depending on the program you apply for) in the relevant courses.

Invoicing

Your invoice balance will be divided into two invoices. One invoice reflects the Program costs billed by MEI Academy, and the other for Travel costs billed by Victor Travel. The breakdown of these costs appears on each individual program’s page.

Once you are accepted, you will be given access to your Program Login page and your individualized MyMei Portal. You will find your invoices on your Portal.

Payment Schedules

Please note: Once the cancellation dates for your program have passed, the deposit, registration fee and payments are nonrefundable. If a student is not accepted into the program of their choice, the deposit will be refunded minus the $95 registration fee. Our cancellation policy can be found here.

Summer Payment Schedule | By Application Date

Before December 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost December 15
Travel Cost December 15
After December 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost March 1
Travel Cost March 1
After March 1
Deposit With Application
Program Cost Due Upon Receipt
Travel Cost Due Upon Receipt

Semester / Term 1 + 2 Payment Schedule | By Application Date

Before April 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost April 15
Travel Cost April 15
After April 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost July 15
Travel Cost July 15
After July 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost Due Upon Receipt
Travel Cost Due Upon Receipt

Semester / Term 3 + 4 Payment Schedule | By Application Date

Before October 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost October 15
Travel Cost December 15
After October 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost December 15
Travel Cost December 15
After December 15
Deposit With Application
Program Cost Due Upon Receipt
Travel Cost Due Upon Receipt

Additional 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 our terms and conditions regarding cancellation policies and travel insurance details.

Please refer to victor travel’s terms and conditions () regarding further travel insurance details.

Extended Flight Arrangements

Extended travel arrangements can be made through 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 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.

Looking for an insurance recommendation?

We have a working relationship with Mirella Policciardi at 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 Victor Travel website. Click on “Manulife Book Insurance Online”. Simply “ticking” off the insurance options on your Victor invoice will not automatically grant you coverage.