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Admissions

Full-time studies: Once you’ve applied to ontariocolleges.ca, you will receive an acknowledgement package from Georgian. In this package you will receive instructions on how to access Georgian’s Web for Admissions where you can check to see if anything is outstanding.

Part-time studies: You will be advised when you apply/register.

Most subjects required for admission into postsecondary programs can be upgraded through your high school, at Georgian College or by mature student testing at Georgian. Mature student test – If you are over 19 or were home schooled, you may write our mature student test in communications and mathematics (CPA). Please contact your nearest campus (it does not have to be the campus you will be attending.)

  • Barrie 705.728.1968, ext. 1346
  • Orillia 705.325.2740, ext. 3002
  • Owen Sound 519.376-0840, ext. 2047

The CPA test does not cover other requirements such as biology, chemistry or physics. There is a $30 testing fee payable in advance for each test. Upgrading your courses at Georgian College – To obtain information on how to upgrade at Georgian College, please call one of the numbers listed above or call one of our other campus locations (Orangeville, Midland, Collingwood or Muskoka).

Our students’ success is important to us. Students may choose to complete the assessment process to determine the college-level communications course appropriate to students’ language level, either Communications Essentials (COMM 1016) or an upper level communications course. If students choose not to complete the placement assessment, they must start with Communications Essentials. Further information is available in acceptance packages or by visiting the CPA section of our website. Even if you are not required to complete Communications Essentials, you will still be required to complete the mandatory number of communications courses to graduate from your program. The CPA test cannot grant you an exemption for graduation purposes.

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.  Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisite courses, including English, math, biology, chemistry and physics (if applicable). In most instances, mature applicants may be allowed to write the admissions tests for English and math in lieu of having these Ontario secondary school credits or their equivalent. Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not guarantee entrance to a program. Sample questions for the English and math admissions test can be found on the CPA section of our website.

Mature applicants to degree programs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older by December 31 of the year of admission
  • Must not have been enrolled in a formal education program for at least one year prior to the beginning of degree studies (BScN, applicants must have been away from formal education for a minimum of two years)
  • Must not have any recent unfavourable academic performance
  • Must have demonstrated potential for success in degree studies through academic accomplishments

Mature applicants must possess the published subject requirements or equivalents and submit official copies of transcripts from high school and any post secondary institutions attended. Applicants must also provide a resumé outlining work and volunteer experience since full-time attendance at school. *Please note that mature student testing is not applicable to degree-level programs.

Admission decisions/acceptance packages will be mailed out starting mid-February for fall intakes; mid-October for winter intakes and mid-January for summer intakes and will continue until all programs have filled. You can also check Web for Admissions to see whether you’ve been admitted (starting mid February for fall intakes).

If your offer indicates “conditional,” this means you must meet the program admission requirements prior to the start of the program or we could revoke the offer. This includes maintaining your course averages/ GPAs, receiving final passing grades, completing high school (if under 19) or college/university (for graduate certificate programs), etc. For students currently attending high school, your grades will automatically be sent to us by ontariocolleges.ca. For students currently attending Georgian College, you must maintain your program average and remain in good standing. Please check Web for Admissions for your outstanding requirements.

Acceptances may be revoked for a number of reasons including: conditions have not been met for final acceptance; deadline to confirm has passed, etc. Applicants will be advised if they have not met final acceptance. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further details at 705.728.1968, ext. 1511.

Georgian has a fee deferral process for paying partial fees. A minimum of $175 (including $100 tuition and $75 deferral fee) must be paid by the deadline. This entire amount is non-refundable. The balance of the fees will be due in full by the last business day of September for the fall term, January for the winter term and May for the summer term. If fees are not paid in full by the deadline an additional late fee of $100 will be added to your account.

Effective fall 2015: If you cannot pay the fees in full by the due date, you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 or any amount more than $500. The deposit for international students is $2,500. There is no deferral fee required for partial payments.

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance package that will include instructions on how to confirm your offer at ontariocolleges.ca. You must confirm your offer to one program stated in your acceptance letter and at ontariocolleges.ca in order to hold your seat in your program at Georgian.

Once registered, students are financially responsible for their program. In order to withdraw for a refund (or to back out fee assessments if fees are deferred), students must advise Georgian in writing if they wish to withdraw from their program. The deadline to withdraw for a refund less the administrative fee is ten days after the start of the term. This is also the deadline for students who deferred their fees to back out any fee assessments owing. Please refer to the Important dates included in your acceptance package or on our website at Important dates.

Georgian has determined that there are not sufficient applications to successfully run this program. Applicants will be advised by letter as to their next steps. Next steps may include an acceptance to a winter intake or to an alternate program. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further details 705.728.1968, ext. 1511.

If you do not pay full fees by the due date, any remaining balance for the term is due on day 2 of that term. The deadlines are:

For fall 2015 term: Sept. 9, 2015

For winter 2016 term: Jan. 12, 2016

For spring 2016 term: May 10, 2016

Ontario’s public colleges are aware of the current labour disruption by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the potential impact of other ongoing labour negotiations around the province. Every effort is being made to ensure applications continue to be processed and offers of admission are issued.

Colleges are sensitive to concerns that mid-term marks may be delayed in the event of a strike, and any potential impacts to current applicants will be minimized. Ontario’s public colleges want to assure students and their families that they are working at a provincial level with the Ministry of Education and Colleges Ontario to develop a contingency plan that will allow students to complete the admissions process for any college affected.

Colleges are committed to promoting access to postsecondary education, and will do everything they can to ensure current applicants are not disadvantaged by the current labour situation. Ontario’s public colleges will be monitoring the situation closely and will update applicants as events unfold. For more information, please visit OCAS.

Registration and records

Registered new students may pick up their student card at any time at the Office of the Registrar. Please bring photo ID with you. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The student ID number for full-time learners is located on your acknowledgement letter. For part-time learners, the student ID number is located on your part-time registration confirmation. Please note that student numbers will not be released over the phone by the Computer Helpdesk. If you have forgotten your student number, you will need to come to a registration office in person with photo id or alternatively you may email us with your full information (full date of birth, address, course or program name). We will then email you your student number.

Your login ID is your nine-digit student number. Original default pin is your birth date in YYMMDD format. Please remember to write down your user name and password and keep it somewhere safe as you will need it to log into sis.georgianc.on.ca

Please call the Computer Helpdesk at 705.728.1968 ext. 1732 OR email ITSupport. Remember to include your nine-digit student number.

After you have successfully registered, you may view your timetable online at any time. Georgian College reserves the right to alter course availability as well as the right to withdraw a student from a course if the student has failed a prerequisite. For this reason, you must check to see if any changes have been made online even after you have printed your timetable. It is essential that you do this before the start of classes and again at the end of add/drop.

You may not attend any courses you are not registered in – you will not receive a grade and will be required to retake and repay for the course in a future semester. You are expected to be attending ALL courses that are showing on your timetable. If you are not attending the course (because you already took it or you are getting an exemption but it has not been processed yet, etc.), you are required to drop or withdraw from it on Banner.

You will receive a grade for every course in which you are registered, even if you are not attending.

While the registration process will recognize courses you have taken before or have exemptions for, it will still tell you that you need to pick “one communications course” or “one General education course” because that is what is recommended for your program that semester.

If you know that you have already taken that course, do not pick one and “ok” the error message that will pop up telling you that you need one.

You are expected to be attending ALL courses that are showing on your timetable. If you are not attending the course (because you already took it or you are getting an exemption but it has not been processed yet, etc.) you are required to drop or withdraw from it on Banner.

You will receive a grade for every course in which you are registered, even if you are not attending. 

Changes can be made to your timetable once Add/Drop opens (we cannot make any changes before that). See Important dates for the exact date for this semester.

  • In Banner, click on “add/drop/withdraw” (the link will not be visible until the morning add/drop opens)
  • View the cheat sheet for step by step instructions
  • Make sure you check your account summary as changes to your schedule may result in extra charges

Yes, you will be able to add or drop courses online. Check Important dates to verify the add/drop period for each semester. If you’re a first-year student, we recommend that you seek advive from your program co-ordinator prior to dropping courses.

The last day to add or drop a course to receive a refund is the 10th business day from the start of classes. See Important dates page for exact dates. You will be able to withdraw from a course up to the 2/3 point in the semester (also see Important dates for specific dates for your program.) Beyond this date, you will receive a grade for your course.

If you want to withdraw from just a few courses, you need to do this through the add/drop feature on Banner.

If you want to withdraw from the entire program, you must do so in writing, and include a signature. This can be done by filling out the withdrawal form or sending a letter. Remember: Your signature is required.

You have until 4:30 p.m. on the 10th business day of the term to withdraw and receive a refund or have your balance owing adjusted. After this date, you will be responsible for paying the full semesters fees.

Between the 11th day and the last day to withdraw, you can withdraw from your program (your transcript will show a grade of WD beside all of your courses) but you are not eligible for any kind of refund

Check Important dates to see the withdrawal dates specific to your program.

Tuition billing

All students must pay a deposit to secure a seat in their program. OSAP is set up to automatically remit payment to the college. If the tuition remittance is received from OSAP by the college and the full tuition amount owing is paid after the deadline but before the end of the first month of classes, the late fee will be reversed.

However, should you choose not to redirect your funds you will face a late fee if your tuition is not paid by the deadline. OSAP students will remain registered in their courses but must pay the balance of their fees prior to the end of term or will be denied access to records and/or registration.

Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year.

If fees are not paid by day 2 of the semester, a late fee of $150 will be added to the outstanding amount. You will remain registered but your fees must be paid prior to the end of term/next registration period.

Yes, students who registered but did not pay their fees by day 2 will remain registered.  However, a late fee of $150 will be added to their outstanding amount.

Sponsored students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered. No late fee will be added to their account.

Second Career students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered provided the deposit was paid.  No late fee will be added to their account.

The deposit amount is $500 for domestic and $2,500 for international students. Students are advised to plan accordingly to pay this amount in order to confirm their seat in the program.

The deposit can be paid by credit card to help offset financial costs. No late fee will be added if the deposit is not paid by the deposit deadline but we cannot guarantee the seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline.

The deposit amount cannot be reduced but it can be paid by credit card to help offset costs. Georgian no longer charges a $65 late fee if the deposit is not paid by the deposit deadline but we cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline. Full fees are due by the second day of the term.

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