FAQs

When are fees due?

Full payment of course fees must be made at the time of registration, whether by mail, phone, company billing or in person. When HST is applicable, it has been included in the course fee.

What services are available while I’m taking a Continuing Education course?

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.

What is Banner? How do I login?

Banner is the name of one of our student registration systems. This system is primary used for credit programs and courses. Banner self-service features include web admissions and registration processes, online timetables, online transcripts, online account information including tax receipts and much more. An online payment feature is also available.

Your login ID is your 9 digit Georgian College student number. The original default pin is your birthdate in YYMMDD format. Be sure to write down your student number, username and password somewhere safe as you will need it to log into Banner.

Don’t have a student number? Contact the Office of the Registrar 705.722.1511, registrar@georgiancollege.ca.

What is a prerequisite?

A prerequisite is a course (or other qualification) required as preparation for entry to another course. It is your responsibility to ensure that all prerequisite requirements are met before registering for a course.

What are the rules about admission requirements, withdrawal from courses, exemptions, refunds etc.?

Check the policies and procedures for Continuing Education. Still have questions? Contact your local campus registration staff for clarification.

What are applicable majors? Why do I have to declare a major?

An applicable major indicates that a course can be used to meet the graduation requirements for that specific major. Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program (or major) at the point of registration. The registration office will help with this procedure. Students registering for non-credit courses are not required to declare a program (or major) unless working towards a Georgian College credential.

Is there any financial aid available for Continuing Education students?

There is the Ontario Special Bursary and the Part-time Canada Student Loan that Continuing Education students may be eligible to apply for. Please contact your campus financial aid office for details.

Is the cost of textbooks included in the course fee?

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

How do I find out if my instructor cannot make the class or if a class is cancelled?

If your instructor is unable to attend, we will attempt to notify you through the telephone numbers recorded by our registration staff. A message will be left if you have voice mail. Please ensure your telephone number is current with our registration office.

How do I register for a Continuing Education course?

You may register online, by phone, in person, or by company billing. Get more information on how to register.

Do I have to pay for parking at the college?

At the Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay campuses the parking fee is $7 before 7 p.m. and $5 after 7 p.m. There are no parking systems at the Orangeville or Muskoka campuses.

Purchasing a parking pass

Please visit our parking page for details by campus.