How do I apply?

Applications are taken online, and an interview is conducted with one of our program directors for admittance. You can apply now!

Do you have advice on how to get accepted?

Be honest. Be succinct. Be thorough. In that order.

Who is the ideal candidate?

This is a robust program that requires hard work and dedication, but it's not for rocket scientists (unless they're trying to market their work online or are changing careers). This is for recent grads, corporate employees, independent professionals, government employees, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. Regardless of your current job, the Digital Marketing Certificate is for people who want real-world knowledge, industry-standard certifications, and job-ready digital marketing skills.

How do I pay?

The deposit of $150 CAD, plus HST is paid online when you apply using your credit card (payments are made through Stripe and are fully secure with end-to-end encryption). The remaining amounts can be paid online (we'll invoice you and you can pay with a credit card), or you can pay by cheque (cheques should be made out to "Soshal Group, Inc.", with your name and "Ottawa DMC" in the memo line, and be sent, or dropped off in-person to:

Soshal
203-421 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 4H1

Is there an application fee?

There's no application fee, but a $150+HST deposit is required to reserve your spot.

What are the admission requirements?

To qualify, students must submit an application form and pass an interview with one of our Program Directors to assess their marketing background, marketing objectives, and fit with the program. This is a bring your own device program, so you need to have a laptop or recent tablet (check with Program Directors to see if your tablet has the necessary requirements). English reading and writing skills are required. A non-refundable deposit of $150+HST must be paid to secure your spot, with the full balance paid no later than September 9, 2019.

Applications received after July 15, 2019 will be required to pay $2,425+HST of the remaining balance within 5 business days of offer acceptance, with the remaining balance due no later than September 9, 2019.

Should I tell my boss?

We're eager to select people with an employer who can support the time and energy it will take for you to complete the program. There may be finances available for personal development at your company that can be used towards your tuition, particularly if this program will help you excel or grow in your job. This course is intense and requires a commitment of both time and money -- so it's good to have your boss on board.

What if I have family or other time commitments?

If you have a family or full schedule (or both!), you're going to have to prepare, plan, and communicate well. Participation is a cornerstone of the DMC program, and presence is required for participation.

Be sure to get your family's support in this endeavor, and ensure that you're not overcommitting yourself. The schedule is challenging, but the results are worth it.