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Ontario Colleges and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Agreement Regarding Student Transfer to Business Diploma Programs

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McDonald’s and Ontario Colleges have partnered to offer educational opportunities for McDonald’s employees to pursue post-secondary education in Business programs at colleges throughout Ontario. 

How does it work? 

St. Lawrence College will grant Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for first year business credit into our Business Diploma and Business Administration Diploma to McDonald’s Second Assistant Managers who have completed the Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), with the following additional requirements to complete the diploma program: 

  • Math: applicant to complete pre-admission math assessment. If assessment is passed, requirement for introductory level math course will be fulfilled. If assessment is not passed, an introductory math course will be required.
  • Business Communication: applicant to complete pre-admission writing assessment. If assessment is passed, requirement for introductory level writing course will be fulfilled. If assessment is not passed, an introductory writing course will be required.
  • Completion of one general education elective course (equivalent to 3 credits)

Upon completion of McDonald’s Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), successful applicants to St. Lawrence’s Business and Business Administration Diploma programs can complete a 2-year or 3-year Ontario College diploma in as little as 1-year to 2-years! St. Lawrence offers many flexible learning options including: full-time, part-time, in-class, or online course deliveries. 

How to apply:

Step 1:  Apply to St. Lawrence College, choosing the advanced standing application option on the Ontario College Application Service (ontariocolleges.ca) and apply to the Business Diploma or Business Administration Diploma program. 

Step 2:  Send supporting documents to St. Lawrence College admissions@sl.on.ca. These include:

  • McDonald’s Canada Training Verification form (signed by McDonald’s Regional Training manager, must be training completed within three years of the application)
  • Any additional post-secondary transcripts you may have 

Please note:  St. Lawrence College reserves the right to validate graduation from secondary school and original admission requirements.