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Upgrading Options

Upgrading for Bachelor of Science Nursing and Practical Nursing

Program What is it? Who can attend? Advantages
Pre-health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diploma or Degree This one-year certificate program provides learners with knowledge, skills and abilities to begin a diploma or a degree program in health sciences. Learners who meet the English and mathematics requirements.

English

Program What is it? Who can attend? Advantages
English: 12U Equivalency This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their English skills if they don’t have the high school English requirements.

Learners who complete an assessment that tests their writing and reading skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

English admission requirements for the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program have to be met according to York University standards. Review the BSCN requirements here.

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays providing flexibility between work and learning
Academic Upgrading This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program. Learners who are 19 years or older may apply.
  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate
General Arts – English for Academic Purposes (GEA) English for Academic purposes helps English as a second language (ESL) learners improve their English skills. ESL learners who understand English at a basic level may apply. International students may benefit from our English Language Institute (ELI) program.
  • Full time, tuitioned, day school program
  • OSAP eligible
  • Flexibility in course choices
Continuing Education at Seneca Seneca's Continuing Education provides allows learners to take English language courses suitable to their skill level. Open to all learners with pre-requisite courses. International students may benefit from our English Language Institute (ELI) program.
  • Students can enter at a level appropriate to their skills
  • Flexible evening or weekend classes
  • Students can upgrade one course at a time while continuing to work
The Seneca English Language Institute (ELI) An intensive English as Second language (ESL) program for international students to improve their English for academic, professional or personal reasons. Domestic students may apply.
  • New intake offered every eight weeks
  • Students can enter at a level appropriate to their skills
  • International students can receive a professional program offer upon completion of ELI
  • Professional courses included in upper ELI study levels
Public school board night school Toronto District School Board and York Region District School Board are just two of many public school boards that offer credit courses through night school. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Costs, location and availability vary by board
TVO Independent Learning Centre (ILC) TVO ILC is the Ontario Ministry of Education’s designated partner in distance education. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Flexible and self-paced learning options
  • Full range of accredited online courses from Grades 9 through 12.

Mathematics

Program What is it? Who can attend? Advantages
Academic Upgrading This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program. Learners who are 19 years or older may apply.
  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate
Continuing Education at Seneca Part-time mathematics courses are available in various time slots, including mornings, evenings and online formats. Open to all learners with pre-requisite courses.
  • Courses offered contain equivalent content to MHF4U (Grade 12 Advanced Functions) and MCV4U (Grade 12 Advanced Calculus and Vectors)
  • Can be used for admission to most Seneca degrees and diplomas requiring math
  • Students can upgrade one course at a time while continuing to work
Public school board night school Toronto District School Board and York Region District School Board are just two of many public school boards that offer credit courses through night school. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Costs, location and availability vary by board
TVO Independent Learning Centre (ILC) TVO ILC is the Ontario Ministry of Education’s designated partner in distance education. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Flexible and self-paced learning options
  • Full range of accredited online courses from Grades 9 through 12.

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Program What is it? Who can attend? Advantages
Academic Upgrading This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program. Learners who are 19 years or older may apply.
  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate
Continuing Education at Seneca Part-time science courses are available in various time slots, including mornings, evenings and online formats Open to all learners with pre-requisite courses.
  • Courses offered contain equivalent content to SPH4U (Grade 12U Physics)
  • Can be used for admission to Seneca Bachelor of Aviation
  • Biology and Chemistry for entry to diploma programs
  • Students can enter at level appropriate to their skills
  • Students can upgrade one course at a time while continuing to work
Public school board night school Toronto District School Board and York Region District School Board are just two of many public school boards that offer credit courses through night school. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Costs, location and availability vary by board
TVO Independent Learning Centre (ILC) TVO ILC is the Ontario Ministry of Education’s designated partner in distance education. Open to all high school students and to adults with pre-requisite courses This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.
  • Ministry approved high school courses that can be used for admission to most Ontario colleges
  • Flexible and self-paced learning options
  • Full range of accredited online courses from Grades 9 through 12.