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Diploma, degree and graduate programs

  • Secondary or high school transcripts with proof of graduation, subjects taken, and grades received
  • Math and English credits are required at the Grade 12 level

Graduate certificate programs

  • College or university transcripts with proof of graduation, subjects taken, and grades received
  • Resume outlining work/volunteer/internship experiences
  • Letter of intent stating reason for applying

Note: Some programs may have additional requirements. Please refer to our Programs page.

English language proficiency

All applicants for whom English is a foreign language must provide proof of language proficiency or graduate from one of the authorized Georgian College partner school pathway programs, please see list below. Please read the English language proficiency requirements, Section 2.5

2.5 English Language Proficiency

In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is a foreign language must provide proof of language proficiency. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • Must have completed four full years of study at the secondary school level in English in a country where English is a primary language
  • Must have completed one full year of study in an accredited postsecondary program in English in a country where English is a primary language
  • Graduation from Georgian College’s English for Academic Purposes Level 4 program with a GPA of 60 per cent or higher for admission to Georgian’s diploma and certificate programs; a GPA of 75 per cent or higher for admission into Georgian’s degree programs; a GPA of 80 per cent or higher for admission into Georgian’s graduate certificate programs (not applicable to BScN or Pharmacy Technician)
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma and English credit (Grade 12 U, M or C) issued by a public school board

If an applicant does not meet any of the above criteria, he or she will be required to submit an acceptable English language proficiency test with the appropriate score. Acceptable language tests include:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet-based test (IBT): overall 79; BScN requires 89; Pharmacy Technician requires 91; degree and graduate certificate programs require minimum bands of 22 in writing and 22 in speaking
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) – overall 6.0 for diploma and certificate programs; overall 6.5 for degree, graduate certificate programs and Pharmacy Technician; BScN requires 7.0
  • York English Language Test (YELT) – overall score of 1-5 for all programs except for Pharmacy Technician; BScN requires 1-4
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) (not applicable for BSCN or Pharmacy Technician) – overall 800 for diploma and certificate; 850 for degree and graduate programs 850
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): C1 or higher; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (not applicable for BSCN or Pharmacy Technician): overall 52 for diploma and certificates; for degree and graduate certificate programs 58
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) (not applicable for BSCN or Pharmacy Technician): overall 60 for diploma and certificate programs; for degree and graduate certificate programs minimum bands of 50
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) (not applicable for BSCN or Pharmacy Technician): overall 58 for diplomas and certificate; 61 for degree and graduate certificate programs
  • Other tests may be considered

International education equivalency guidelines

1. Apply

Complete the international student application (PDF).

  • Applicants are urged to apply as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time to obtain a student permit.
  • May 1 for September, October 1, for January and March 1st for May.  After these dates, it’s first come, first serve.  For highly competitive programs it is Feb 1st for all intakes. Applications are accepted all year round if space is available.
  • Please ensure that you include the $100 CAD processing fee with your application. We are unable to process applications that do not include the processing fee. This fee does not apply to EAP/English language studies programs.
  • If it’s over one year ago that you have applied to Georgian, you must complete a new application form and pay the $100 processing fee. You do not need to submit academic documents. We will request additional documents, if required.  

2. Documentation

  • Original or certified copies of English language test scores, academic records and any other documentation may be scanned and sent by email along with your application. High resolution scans are required. Original or certified paper copies are not required unless requested as part of the admissions process.
  • Students need to show proof of graduation, subjects taken and grades received.
  • Students who are not graduating until later in the year should send current transcripts along with mid-term grades.

3. Acceptance

Once we reach an admissions decision, you or your representative will receive an email with a letter of acceptance (or refusal). Please note that final/unconditional acceptance letters are mailed or sent by courier, while conditional letters are only sent by email. A final/unconditional letter will be sent once all admission requirements are met. Students who receive a conditional acceptance must submit the required documentation by June 1 to receive a final acceptance.

4. Deposit

Full tuition fees are due by June 1 for September start dates and October 1 for January start dates to guarantee your place in the program.

5. Study permit/visa

Once you have an acceptance letter and tuition receipt, you may apply for a student permit/student visa from the Canadian Embassy or consulate. View additional information on study permits in Canada. Note: The application process could take between four to six months. Please notify us at as soon as you receive your study permit/student visa. To get the designated learning institute number for Georgian College, visit the Canadian government website for an institution list and further information.

6. Next step

Secure your accommodation by viewing the housing options on the Student Services webpage. If you are staying in homestay you must complete the homestay application and email it to two weeks in advance. After you have confirmed where you’re living, you can book your airport pickup online. For detailed information, please contact International Admissions at

Application fee

  • Postsecondary programs: $100
  • No application fee for English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


  • Diploma and degree  programs (per year): $12,600 to $13,000 (includes health insurance, ID card, activity fees, education technology, co-op fees)
  • Graduate certificate programs: $12,000 to $16,000

Accommodation (per month)

  • Homestay (with meals): $750
  • Homestay (without meals): $500
  • Room for rent (estimated cost): $500
  • Residence fees

Other costs (per semester/ 14 weeks)

  • Books, English for Academic Purposes: $250 to $350
  • Books, postsecondary programs: $300 to $500
  • Transportation: $65 (per month)
  • Groceries (monthly estimate): $300 to $400


  • Homestay co-ordination
  • Airport pickup
  • Co-op consultation
  • Orientation (campus and community)

All costs are in Canadian dollars. Prices are approximate and may change without notice. For more pricing details, contact

How to pay your fees at Georgian College 

Please include your name and student number on all correspondence. All payments should be payable to Georgian College. Please note: Georgian College is unable to accept credit card payments in person or online.   We accept:  

  • Debit card
  • Cash
  • Money order (to be drawn from a Canadian Bank)
  • Bank or demand draft (to be drawn from a Canadian Bank)
  • Certified cheque (to be drawn from a Canadian Bank)
  • Wire or bank transfer
  • Internet banking (your student number is your account number, payable to Georgian College)

Royal Bank of Canada

Transit # 00302-003 53 Bayfield Street Barrie, Ontario CANADA Credit account of Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Account # 130-344-5. Swift code (if needed) is ROYCCAT2. Keep your copy of the wire as proof that the funds have been transferred. Be sure to include your student number and your name on the transfer so we can match it to your account.

Office of the Registrar, Room C170
One Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Tel: 705.728,1968, ext. 5820
Fax: 705.722.5118

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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