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Apply to a part-time program

Many part-time and online programs at Georgian require an application through ontariocolleges.ca, while others require registration on a course-by-course basis. Apply today!

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Register for individual courses

Take individual courses for your professional and personal development — all at a pace that’s right for you! Registering for courses is easy. You can register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Review policies and procedures

Find detailed information about Continuing Education policies and procedures, including payment of fees, discounts, refunds, student services, and more.

FAQs: Applications and registration

How do I apply to a part-time or online program?Georgian College Chevron

The application process depends on the program.

Some programs require an application through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS), while others don’t require an application and you can simply start registering for courses.

Learn more about applying to a part-time program.

How do I register for a course that helps me work towards a credential (e.g., Ontario College certificate, diploma, degree or graduate certificate)?Georgian College Chevron

If you’re a new student, you may have to apply to the program before you can register for courses. Get more information on how to apply to a part-time program.

For students who don’t have to apply, or existing students who are continuing to register for courses, course registration is completed online. Get more information on how to register.

How do I register for a Continuing Education (e.g., lifelong learning, marine or motorcycle) course?Georgian College Chevron

Course registration is completed online. Get more information on how to register.

When is the application deadline for part-time and online programs?Georgian College Chevron

There isn’t an application deadline for part-time and online programs. You can apply right up until the program starts.

Do I need to declare a major?Georgian College Chevron

If you’re working toward a Georgian credential (e.g., Ontario College certificate, diploma, graduate certificate or degree) and your application process is not completed through OCAS, you’ll need to declare your major.

Declaring a major allows you to take all courses under that major.

If you’re prompted to declare a major during registration, follow these steps to do so:

  1. Email registrar@georgiancollege.ca with Declare a major in the subject line.
  2. Include your student number and your intention to study part-time with this request.

Alternatively, you can call the Office of the Registrar at 705.722.1511 to declare your major.

Do I need to request a student number?Georgian College Chevron

If you require a student number, you’ll be prompted to create one during the registration process.

How many courses from a program can I take each semester as a part-time student?Georgian College Chevron

It depends.

If you’re working toward a Georgian credential (e.g., Ontario College certificate, diploma, graduate certificate or degree), for most programs, you can take a maximum of three (3) courses per semester.

For professional development or lifelong learning courses (non-credit), there’s no limit to how many courses you can take per semester.

If you’re unsure about how many courses you can take, please contact us to discuss.

How do I know what course to take first in my program?Georgian College Chevron

Refer to the delivery schedule on the program webpage or contact us.

How do I log in to register for courses?Georgian College Chevron

Your login process may vary depending on the course(s) you’re interested in. Georgian uses both Banner and the Lifelong Learning System for course registration.

Once you’ve found a course you wish to register for, add the course to your cart and follow the prompts to log in or create an account and proceed to registration and payment.

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FAQs: Admission requirements

Where can I find information about admission requirements?Georgian College Chevron

Please review the admission information for Georgian programs.

Is there a difference in the program content and admission requirements between taking it as full-time, part-time, online delivery?Georgian College Chevron

No, the program learning outcomes, content and admission requirements are all the same.

What is a prerequisite?Georgian College Chevron

A prerequisite is a course (or other qualification) required as preparation for entry to another course.

It’s your responsibility to ensure that all prerequisite requirements are met before registering for a course.

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FAQs: Finance and fees

When are fees due?Georgian College Chevron

Full payment of course fees must be made at the time of registration. Review payment information.

Do I have to pay tuition? Is there a deadline?Georgian College Chevron

No, you pay per course. You pay the full course fee at the time of registration.

Is there any financial aid available for students taking a program part-time?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible to apply for the Ontario Special Bursary and the Part-time Canada Student Loan.

You may also qualify for grant and loan funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), or award, scholarship and bursary opportunities.

Contact Financial Aid and Awards for more information. Call 705.722.1530 or send an email to financialaid@georgiancollege.ca.

Is the cost of textbooks included in the course fee?Georgian College Chevron

Textbooks are not included in the course fee unless indicated. Not all courses have required texts.

Do I have to pay for parking at the college?Georgian College Chevron

At the Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay campuses, parking fees apply. There are no parking systems at the Orangeville or Muskoka campuses.

Please visit our parking web page for details by campus and to purchase a parking pass.

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FAQs: Withdrawals

What if I want to withdraw from my program?Georgian College Chevron

If you’re working toward a Georgian credential (e.g., Ontario College certificate, diploma, graduate certificate or degree) and wish to withdraw from your program, you must follow the withdrawal process.

Check the policies and procedures for full program withdrawal details.

What if I want to withdraw from a course?Georgian College Chevron

If you wish to withdraw from a course, there are processes and timelines to follow to receive a refund and/or avoid having a grade assigned.

Check the policies and procedures for full course withdrawal details.

Will I receive a refund if I withdraw from my program or course?Georgian College Chevron

Please see our policies and procedures webpage for refund information.

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FAQs: Program delivery

How are courses delivered at Georgian (e.g., in person, online, evenings, weekends)?Georgian College Chevron

Georgian offers various program delivery methods:

  • Study online
    • Online courses are great for those who can’t come to campus to learn, for those that need the flexibility to balance their busy lives, for those that just learn better online.
    • Georgian has many online options – programs, courses that meet program requirements, as well as individual professional development courses.
  • Study at any one of our seven campuses
    • Georgian’s seven campuses encompass a total area of 21,000 square kilometres and are located in some of the most sought-after areas in Central Ontario
    • Barrie Campus – One Georgian Dr., Barrie, ON, L4M 3X9
    • Midland Campus – 649 Prospect Blvd., Midland, ON L4R 4K6
    • Muskoka Campus – 111 Wellington St., Bracebridge, ON P1L 1E2
    • Orangeville Campus – 22 Centennial Rd., Orangeville, ON L9W 1P8
    • Orillia Campus – 825 Memorial Ave., Orillia, ON L3V 6S2
    • Owen Sound Campus -1450 8th St. E., Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R4
    • South Georgian Bay Campus – 499 Raglan St., Collingwood, ON L9Y 5P9
  • Study at an offsite location
    • Select motorcycle and marine courses may be held at offsite locations.
  • Hybrid or blended learning
    • Enjoy a combination of online and in-class instruction.
    • In some instances. a course can be online with a small in-class instruction, lab or testing.
How can I take an online course instead of my in-class program course?Georgian College Chevron

If you’re working toward a Georgian credential (e.g., Ontario College certificate, diploma, graduate certificate or degree), you can switch into an online course. Check availability with OntarioLearn.

Changes are completed during add/drop, which begins approximately two (2) weeks before each semester start, until day 10 of the semester. See important dates for specific dates by semester.

Who do I talk to about an online OntarioLearn course or program?Georgian College Chevron
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FAQs: Campus services

Where can I learn more about Georgian’s campuses?Georgian College Chevron

Georgian has seven campuses in Central Ontario. Find out what each campus has to offer:

What services are available while I’m taking a Continuing Education (e.g., lifelong learning, marine or motorcycle) course or a program part-time?Georgian College Chevron

Bookstore, library, cafeteria, academic counselling, services for students with learning and other disabilities, career services, and other services for students are available at many campuses.

Contact the specific service for a complete description of services offered and hours of operation.

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FAQs: Credit for Prior Learning

Can I receive credits or exemptions if I have previous education?Georgian College Chevron

If you have relevant postsecondary credits from recognized and accredited institutions, you may be eligible to transfer credit towards a Georgian program.

Visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage to learn more.

Can I receive credits or exemptions for life or work experience?Georgian College Chevron

You may be granted credit for courses in a certificate or diploma program based on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), which involves the assessment and evaluation of acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience. The focus of assessment is on evaluation of learning using a variety of techniques, including challenge testing.

Contact the Credit for Prior Learning team for more information and forms. A fee is applicable to all PLAR assessments.

If I take a course through OntarioLearn, do I have to do anything for my credit to count?Georgian College Chevron

No, OntarioLearn courses are already approved and considered Georgian courses.

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Other resources

Wondering if there's MORE? There is. Georgian College 2023-24 Continuing Education Guide cover page

Continuing Education Guide 2023-24

Wondering if there’s MORE? There is.

Enhance your career on your own terms. Reach for more with Georgian’s industry-recognized lifelong learning courses, programs and micro-credentials.

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