Academic upgrading

Academic upgrading is available online via OntarioLearn to residents of Ontario. Georgian College currently offers three intakes – January, April, and September. These intakes are free.

For more information, please visit or send an email to [email protected].

Before students can enrol in ACE online, they must first complete a prerequisite course called Learn to Learn. This course is needed to ensure students have the necessary academic, personal, and computer skills to be successful in online learning. Students can enrol in Learn to Learn by visiting and clicking “L2L Registration”.

When students have completed Learn to Learn, they are eligible to enrol in an actual upgrading course. There are only a limited number of seats available in each course for each intake, so a wait list will be utilized. Students will be provided with instructions on registering upon completion of Learn to Learn.

ACE online courses are 22 weeks in duration, however many students are able to get through the material more quickly than that. Georgian offers the following online ACE courses:

Computer Fundamentals
Self Management and Self Direction
Core Math
Business Math
Apprenticeship Math
Technology Math

Course descriptions and equivalencies to comparable OSSD courses, can be found at It is recommended that students find out what the admission requirements are for the program they are interested in before registering for ACE courses.

Students registered to take an ACE distance course through the tuition-free option managed by the College Sector Committee who have not logged on within 13 days of the start date will be removed from the course. If you are removed from a course, you will not be able to register for any further ACE distance courses as a tuition-free student.

For information on in-class academic upgrading options, please visit Georgian’s Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) page.