Program Requirements & Fees

George Brown offers many full-time certificate, diploma, degree, and postgraduate programs

Admission requirements and fees vary from program to program. It is important to check the program page you are interested in for specific admission requirements.

To choose your full-time program, you may search programs in a number of ways:

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Postsecondary programs (Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees)

The minimum requirement for admission to postsecondary programs is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or the equivalent, or Mature Student status (see details below on Mature Students). *

Bachelor's degree programs require a minimum of six Grade 12 credits at the university and/or university/college level.*

Postgraduate programs (Ontario Graduate Certificate) typically require a minimum of a college diploma, university degree or equivalent. Additional requirements may be required. *

* For specific program requirements, please see the program page.

Admission Requirements Overview

  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • Applicants are ranked against each other and compete against others for available seats. The highest ranked applicants are the first to be offered admission to the program.
  • Applicants must meet a minimum standard set by the college, which varies by program.
  • This standard ensures that students have a chance of academic success while attending George Brown College.
  • Grade and/or course requirements are used in the selection processes for all programs.
  • If applicants are enrolled in Grade 12 required subjects (as indicated under each program), in the second semester, Grade 11 marks will be considered.
  • If the applicant attended secondary school in another province or country, he or she must prove that his or her educational standing is equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
  • To use international transcripts for admission purposes, they must be evaluated. For certificate, diploma, and degree programs we recommend a comprehensive evaluation. For postgraduate programs we recommend a general evaluation. The Admissions Office will accept evaluations from the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS), World Education Services (WES) or Comparative Education Service (CES) at the University of Toronto (for certain programs only).

Mature Students:

Applicants who are 19 and older on the first day of class, and do not possess a completed OSSD may take an admissions assessment (s) to be considered for their program of choice. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.georgebrown.ca/mature.

  • Please check out our interactive Viewbook where you can find out more information about academic and other requirements
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