Your application process will vary depending on the program you are applying to and your particular pathway into Georgian. Before you apply for any full-time program, get familiar with the steps you need to take and the admission requirements you need to meet.
1. Find your program
2. Meet Admission Requirements
Make sure you know the admission requirements for your program. You’ll find requirements on your program’s webpage, in the Program Outline tab, under Admission Requirements and Admission Details.
You may need to meet additional requirements if you’re a student in one of the following categories:
Advanced standing uses a number of relevant postsecondary credits from recognized and accredited institutions and/or relevant life/learning experience toward course exemptions in a student’s Georgian College program that places the student in a semester beyond their first.
If you’re applying from another institution to a level greater than Level 1 , you must complete your current institution’s ontariocolleges.ca application, then contact ontariocolleges.ca at 1.888.892.2228 to indicate their requested level.
What is Level 1?
Starting levels indicate the year and semester in which you want to start a program. For example, Level 1 is the first semester of the first year, Level 2 is the second semester of the first year, Level 3 is the first semester of the second year, and so on.
Unlike international students, internationally trained students are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have studied abroad.
If you’re an internationally trained student, you may need to have your official documents evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Services of Canada (ICAS).
You may also need to meet Georgian English language proficiency requirements.
If you are age 19 or older as of the first day of classes and do not possess a high school diploma (OSSD) or the equivalent, you may be considered for admission to the college as a mature student to most programs.
Applicants must possess one of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to most certificate and diploma programs:
- Credit courses taken at Georgian
- Equivalent courses taken through high school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE program)
- Mature student testing that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)
- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
- Credit courses taken through accredited colleges or universities
4. Send your documents
You can request your college/university transcripts through the online application process at ontariocolleges.ca. After completing those steps, you’ll send your documents to ontariocolleges.ca
If you’re currently enrolled in an Ontario high school, ask your guidance counsellor to transmit your grades directly to ontariocolleges.ca. Out-of-province students will need to obtain and send an official transcript to ontariocolleges.ca themselves.
Check your online application after final first-semester marks, second-semester mid-terms, and final marks are issued to ensure your grades have been sent and are accurate.
If you’re planning to use your international transcripts to meet admission requirements for a program at Georgian College, you’ll need to have your documents evaluated for equivalency at an approved provider of credential evaluation services before applying. Providers are:
- World Education Services (WES) wes.org/ca
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) icascanada.ca
These organizations provide various services related to translating and/or determining Canadian equivalents to academic credentials received internationally.
When applying through ontariocolleges.ca, you may be able to order your Ontario high school transcript online. If your high school isn’t listed, call the high school and ask them to mail your transcript to ontariocolleges.ca. Please include your ontariocolleges.ca application number on your documents.
If you’ve completed courses or programs at another postsecondary institutions – college or university – you can order those transcripts through ontariocolleges.ca.
5. Track your application
You can keep up to date on your application status by logging into Web for Admissions. Are you a new user? Web for Admissions is part of our student information system. Your username is your nine-digit student number and PIN is your date of birth (YYMMDD). Read Web for Admissions instructions.