ASM Undergraduate Program Admissions

Step 1: Complete Your Application

Before starting the application, please read through the Entrance Requirements. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Admission Support Team at

Apply: Submit your application online here! Alternatively, you can send your completed application form along with all required documents by mail or email to:

The Office of the Registrar
Acsenda School of Management
2nd Floor, 666 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8
Phone: 604-430-5111
Fax: 604-430-5119

Step 2: Assessment

To be considered as an applicant for admission all supporting documents must be submitted online here with the following documents and information:

  • Identification: A copy of your passport or other government-issued photo ID.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): Use the ASM template. Click Here, or request a copy to
  • Academic Transcripts: Submit copies of all academic transcripts. If in a language other than English, the official document must be accompanied by a certified English Translator. This is sufficient for review. Official transcripts will be required before registration. Official transcripts are defined as being sent directly from the relevant secondary or post- secondary institution to the Office of the Registrar.

ASM Admissions Department will review the application for completeness, academic admissibility and statement of purpose (SOP).

For Transfer Students

  • Canadian Institutions: Proof of completion of at least 18 credits with a C average or higher from a recognized institution.

For International Students

  • Tuition Deposit: Must be paid before an official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is issued.
  • Study Permit: Provide a copy of your valid study permit prior to registration.
  • English Proficiency: Submit test scores if required. See Entrance Requirements.
  • Other documents as requested by the Office of the Registrar.

3. Letter of Offer (LOO)

An offer is issued to the student when the Admissions Officer has determined that the applicant met the requirements for admission based on the information provided. The LOO will require the prospective student to meet specific conditions, so it is highly important to read through it and understand the conditions. Conditions include, but not limited to payment of a non-refundable tuition deposit to ASM and signing and returning a copy of the Applicant Declaration.

4. Pay Deposit

Pay the non-refundable tuition deposit and send proof of payment to along with the LOO – Applicant Declaration

5. Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Once payment is verified and application declaration is signed, an Admissions Officer will issue the LOA along with information on how to request a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) from ASM.

The Letter of Acceptance will determine the term start date. Once admitted, students must meet the deadline for registration for the designated term start.

    • Note: ASM requires international applicants to utilize the services of a qualified immigration professional to assist the student with the preparation and submission of their application for their study permit and visas. ASM identifies the immigration professionals as Designated Canadia Immigration Professional (DCIP).

6. Book a Welcome Call

International prospective students with a LOA should book a Welcome Call (booking link provided along with LOA). A Welcome call is a 5-minute call between you and a senior school admissions officer to confirm your plan of studying at ASM. This call also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the process and/or your life in Canada.

7. PAL Request

Once the student is ready to submit the study permit application, the Designated Canadian Immigration Professional (DCIP) will request the PAL from ASM by emailing The IMM5476 – Use of Representative Form is required upon request.

    • Note: A DCIP is a term used by ASM to identify those qualified immigration professional that can represent a prospective student (provide advice or guidance) during immigration application process. Immigration professionals go through a process of admittance to be part of ASM’s DCIP Registry.

8. PAL Issuance

ASM will send the PAL via email to the student upon completion of step 7 (seven).

9. Study Permit Application

Student applies for the study permit

10. Prepare for your arrival

You’re ready to come to Canada! It’s time to prepare for your educational journey. We can’t wait to see you on campus.

For information pertaining to new student travel arrangements, we recommend keeping in touch with our Orientation page.

Pre- Arrival Here

Orientation Session Here


With certain amount of Provincial Attestation Letters (PALs), ASM now requires prospective student to utilize the service of a qualified immigration professional to assist with the preparation and submission of the application for the study permit and visas. The PAL request should come from the DCIP by email to . The email request should include the student’s latest Letter of Acceptance from ASM and the IMM5476-Use of Representative Form signed and dated by both parties (RCIC or Layer and the student). Then, the PAL will be issued directly to the student and with copy to the DCIP.

Acsenda School of Management (ASM) built, and continues to build, a registry identified as “ASM DCIP Registry”. This registry includes immigration companies without formal business affiliation and includes Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and recognized Canadian Lawyers. Their role is to provide a support service to prospective student who wish to study in Canada. ASM nor the company receives any remuneration from the other party; still, Immigration companies will charge a fee for their service, and it is the student’s responsibility to discuss the fee and services provided.

Yes, you can. The DCIP’s presented on the Immigration Package are only suggestions from ASM. If you wish to hire a different RCIC or Lawyer to help you with the Study Permit application, you can do so. Keep in mind that your RCIC/Lawyer will need to submit a request form to be part of ASM’s registry (see next question).

Yes, they can. Keep in mind that your RCIC/Lawyer will need to submit a request form to be part of ASM’s registry (see next question).

To be part of the DCIP Registry, the RCIC or Lawyer will have to submit a request form to be part of the registry. If you are a RCIC or Lawyer interested in being part of the registry, request the form to Upon receipt of the form, ASM will verify the eligibility to provide service through the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultant (CICC). Further guidelines on how to request a PAL will be emailed upon approval.

Expertise in Immigration Laws and Regulations: Licensed professionals, such as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or lawyers, possess in-depth knowledge of Canadian immigration laws and regulations.

Documentation Assistance: Applying for a study permit requires meticulous documentation. Immigration professionals can assist their clients in preparing and organizing the necessary paperwork.

Minimized Risk of Errors and Delays: By leveraging their expertise and experience, licensed professionals can help minimize the risk of errors or omissions in your application.

Representation and Advocacy: Immigration professionals can act as your representative and advocate throughout the application process.

On January 22nd, 2024, the Canadian Government announced changes to Canada’s  international student study permit application requirements, with immediate effect. The main change is that all new study permit applications (submitted on or after January 22nd, 2024) will also require an ‘Attestation letter’ from the provincial government of British Columbia.  

The Government of BC has shared the guidelines and implemented the Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) issuing system on March 4th, 2024. Acsenda School of Management (ASM) has re-evaluated the admissions process and as part of this change a Statement of Purpose (SOP) is now required. The implementation of an SOP will assist the ASM admissions officer in understanding the applicant’s candidature and it will also be an important document that will support your study permit application. With the support of professionals in the immigration sector, Acsenda School of Management has created a SOP template to make sure candidates cover all the necessary information.

“Canada to stabilize growth and decrease number of new international student permits issued to approximately 360,000 for 2024”

On January 22nd, 2024, The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that the Government of Canada will set an intake cap on international student permit applications to stabilize growth for a period of two years. Provincial caps have been established and the IRCC allocates a portion of the cap to each province and territory, which is the distributed among their designated learning institutions.

International students who are applying for a study permit for their first time after January 22, 2024, with the intent to study an undergraduate degree program in Canada. Visit IRCC’s website to check if you meet one of the exceptions.

Yes, it does, and the student must submit their study permit application before the expiration date reflected on the PAL.

We encourage immigration professionals to request the PAL once the student is ready to submit the study permit application.

It might take up to 2 (two) business days after request from the DCIP.

Need help with registration?

Our online registration consultant can help you register for the upcoming term.

Key Terminology for the Admissions Process

Designated Canadian Immigration Professional

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A DCIP is a term used by ASM to identify those qualified immigration professional that can represent a prospective student (provide advice or guidance) during immigration application process. Immigration professionals go through a process of admittance to be part of ASM’s DCIP Registry.


Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

The Role of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) If you want to study, work or live in Canada, an RCIC can help and support you.

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose (SOP), often referred to as a research statement or a letter of purpose, is submitted to the admissions committee that outlines your career path, areas of interest, contributions to the profession, ambitions, and inspiration behind choosing a particular course.

Letter of  Intent 

A letter of intent is an opportunity for a committee to hear directly from you and learn more about your interest in their program

Letter of Offer

If you received a Letter of Offer (LOO), congratulations! This means that our Admissions team approved your application and deemed you eligible to study at Acsenda School of Management. 

Letter of Acceptance

The Letter of Acceptance is to be used as part of the study visa / permit application with Immigration Canada. 

Provincial Attestation Letter

PAL (Provincial Attestation Letter) is a mandatory requirement for a Canada student visa for international students. It is a verification that the student’s enrollment aligns with the specified allocation according to a province or territory of Canada