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Academic Requirements

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

To qualify for certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs, you must have transcripts showing that you have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the equivalent, or you must be a mature applicant.

You will also need to achieve minimum grades in certain prerequisite subjects or courses at the (C) college preparatory level. Program-specific prerequisite courses are listed with the admission requirements on each program page. The minimum grade for prerequisite courses is 50% unless stated otherwise.


Graduate Certificate Programs

To qualify for graduate certificate programs, you must have transcripts showing that you have completed an Ontario college or university degree, diploma or the equivalent.


Degree Programs

To qualify for degree programs, you must have transcripts showing that you have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the equivalent with a minimum of six courses at the university (U) preparatory or mixed college/university (M) level and a minimum average of 65%, or you must be a mature applicant.

You will also need to achieve minimum grades in certain prerequisite subjects or courses at the (U) university preparatory or (M) mixed level. Program-specific prerequisite courses are listed with the admission requirements on each program page. The minimum grade for degree prerequisite courses is 65% unless stated otherwise.


Accelerated or Articulated Programs

To qualify for accelerated or articulated programs where you can complete a diploma in fewer than the usual number of semesters, you must have transcripts showing that you have completed a postsecondary credential such as a university or college degree or diploma. Prerequisite programs and courses are listed.


Additional (non-academic) Admission Requirements

Some programs have additional non-academic requirements such as questionnaires, essays, portfolios, auditions or tests. Additional requirements are listed with admission requirements on program websites.

When you apply to a program that has additional requirements, we will contact you by mail and email with details of when and how to submit, and when and where to attend special on-campus sessions. If you live more than 100 km from the Greater Toronto commuting area, we can help arrange distance testing for you.

Additional requirements are mandatory. For some highly-competitive programs, additional requirements may determine the ranking of applicants. It is in your best interest to complete these requirements as soon as possible.