This process can be time-consuming and stressful, so we always suggest that you start your application process at least a year before the deadline.
This will give you time to collect the right documents and information, before diving into the paperwork and writing entrance exams and essays.
To find the different application dates and information for each university or college, you can contact the administration office of the institution or you can get advice from your school advisor. If you are a foreign student, you will need to know about your visa requirements and application dates in advance.
You will usually hear if you have been accepted into a university or college 4-6 months before the start of the new school year, however this does differ from place to place.