Academic Upgrading

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial assistance. Child care and transportation may be provided. Please contact the campus of your choice for detailed information.

Academic Upgrading is available to individuals:

  • who don't have a secondary school diploma
  • whose high school grades are too low for college or apprenticeship programs
  • who completed secondary school some time ago and need to refresh their skills 
  • who need to prepare to write the GED test

Program highlights:

  • Learn in an adult atmosphere
  • Flexible schedule lets you learn at your own pace and around your busy life
  • Study during the day, evening or online through Distance Learning
  • Free
  • Subsidies may be available to eligible students for transportation and childcare

Admission requirements

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Provide documentation of completed Canadian Benchmark level (CLB) 7 or higher if English is not your first language

Academic Upgrading course availability

  • Self-directed study: work at your own pace, receive in-class instructor support and start at any time.
  • Teacher-led study: start and end at set dates, taught by an instructor and attend all classes.
  • Available in Brantford, Cambridge - Downtown, Guelph, Stratford, and Waterloo

For more information

CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
self-directedday/evening
Cambridge - Downtown
self-directedday
Guelph
self-directedday/evening
Kitchener - Doon
self-directedevening
Stratford
self-directedday/evening
Waterloo
self-directedday/evening
CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
self-directed
day/evening
Cambridge - Downtown
self-directedday
Guelph
self-directedday/evening
Kitchener - Doon
self-directedevening
Stratford
self-directedday/evening
Waterloo
self-directedday/evening
CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
self-directed
day/evening
Cambridge - Downtown
self-directed
day
Guelph
teacher-led
day
Kitchener - Doon
self-directedevening
Stratford
self-directed
day/evening
Waterloo
teacher-led
day/evening
CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
self-directed
day/evening
Cambridge - Downtown
self-directed
day
Guelph
teacher-led
day
Kitchener - Doon
self-directed
evening
Stratford
self-directed
day/evening
Waterloo
teacher-led
day/evening
CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
teacher-led
day/evening
Cambridge - Downtown
teacher-ledday
Guelph
teacher-ledday/evening
Stratfordteacher-ledday/evening
Waterloo
teacher-ledday/evening
CampusDelivery MethodTime
Brantford
teacher-ledday
Cambridge - Downtown
teacher-ledday
Stratford
teacher-ledday
Waterloo
teacher-ledday

Get started

For more information, please complete the online form above or email Colin Jones.

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