Mature Students

Mature Student Status

If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD, you may apply as a mature student. You will be tested and/ or interviewed to see if you meet the program requirements. If you are under the age of 19 at the start of the program you must have an OSSD or equivalent to be admitted.

George Brown bachelor’s degree programs:

For mature student applicants to bachelor’s degree programs, you may be considered for admission if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are 19 years of age by the first day of class
  • Are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant or are sponsored by a Canadian government agency
  • Can present tangible evidence of your ability to manage the requirements of a bachelor’s degree
  • Possess the prerequisite subject requirements – English and mathematics at Grade 12 U level

Bachelor’s degree in collaboration with Ryerson University

For bachelor’s degree programs offered in collaboration with Ryerson University, mature student status is 21 years of age and you must be out of full-time school for two years.

S124 Program

All applicants to these programs require an academic credit (as outlined in the admissions requirements) or its equivalent for each of the following areas of the admission requirements:

  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics

Mature Student (19 or older and do not have an OSSD) applicants are able to test for the English component of the requirements, to determine if they meet that requirement.

Note: International students applying from outside Canada must have the equivalent of an OSSD and cannot apply as mature students.

Student selection procedures

In selecting applicants for highly competitive programs, the College may look at your grades and/ or ask you to:

  • Attend an interview
  • Take admissions tests
  • Complete a questionnaire
  • Demonstrate your skills and aptitudes for the program

Mature Students Thinking of Returning to College

Attend an information session

Returning to school is a major decision. You probably have questions about admission requirements, payments and application procedures. Information sessions, held regularly throughout the year, provide the answers. Register for a mature students information session or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2896.

Second Career Information Session

If you are considering George Brown College as a Second Career applicant please register for a second career information session.

Want to take the Admissions Test Preparation course?

This course (PREP9006) reviews English and Math at Grade 11 and 12 levels, and is held 2 evenings a week for 8 weeks. It’s for people over 19 years old who do not have an OSSD or equivalent and who are planning to apply to George Brown College. Sign up here.

Learn more at the Continuing Education Course Guide or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2092.

For more information on applying as a mature student, please visit our Guide for Mature Students.