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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

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The new George Brown College Online Application is now open for applications to all programs (ESL and postsecondary). You may apply directly or with the assistance of an authorized agent.

WHEN TO APPLY

International Apply NowMost programs begin in September or January. Many programs fill quickly, so we strongly recommend that you apply at least SIX MONTHS in advance. However, applications received closer to the start date will be considered if there is space available in the program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  

  To be admitted into the post-secondary program (Diploma / Certificate / Postgraduate / Degree) of your choice you must:

  • Have graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college)
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration. If you are under 18, you must submit custodianship documents.
  • Pay the non-refundable $65 application fee
  • Provide proof of English proficiency. If English is not the official first language in your country, you must have one of the following:

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 


                              

Diploma/Certificate 

Postgraduate Program

Degree Program

IELTS (Academic)  

6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band

6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band

6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band

TOEFL

80 (Internet-based) minimum 20 in each skill band
(550 Paper-based)

84 (Internet-based) minimum 21 in each skill band
(570 Paper-based)

92 (Internet-based) minimum 22 in each skill band
(580 Paper-based)

George Brown English for Academic Purposes Program

Level 8

Level 8 (non co-op programs)
Level 9 (co-op programs)

Level 9*

George Brown Admissions Test (only offered in Toronto)

Available 

Available

Not Available 

* Not applicable to collaborative degree programs e.g. Early Childhood Education (C118)

ADMISSION through the GBC English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

Applicants from eligible countries who do not meet the English language requirements above may be offered a conditional acceptance for College diploma, postgraduate and degree programs upon successful completion of level 8 or 9 of George Brown’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. 

There are 2 ways to apply for the EAP program:

  1. EAP applicants who do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, you will need to:
    • Estimate the amount of time that you might require in the EAP program (how many levels)
    • Take the EAP level placement test after arrival in Toronto.  (Note: the result of the test may differ from your original estimate).
     
  2. For EAP applicants who have an IELTS or TOEFL score:
    • See below for the TOEFL and IELTS scores that will allow you direct entry into the GBC EAP program, without the necessity of a GBC level placement test.
    • With the IELTS/TOEFL pathway, you can enter directly into the corresponding level of our EAP program once you have provided the supporting TOEFL or IELTS documentation. 
    • This assessment decision can only be made at time of application by a George Brown international admissions officer. Therefore, you are required to submit your IELTS or TOEFL score report with your EAP program application. With the appropriate overall TOEFL or IELTS scores, and the required minimum Writing and Speaking scores, you will not need to take the GBC EAP in-house placement test in order to be placed in the appropriate EAP level.  
     

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to GBC EAP

OVERALL
IELTS SCORE

WRITING &
SPEAKING
requirement
minimums

GBC EAP
Entry LEVEL

6

6.5

9

5.5

6

8

5.5

5.5

7

5.0

5

6

4.0-4.5

4.5

5

3.5

4

4

3

3.5

3

2.5

3

2

2.5

2.5

1

* 2-year test validation maximum.

    

TOEFL for direct entry to GBC EAP

OVERALL
TOEFL
SCORE

SPEAKING
requirement
minimum

WRITING
requirement
minimum

GBC EAP
Entry LEVEL

80-91

22

22

9

62-79

20

20

8

50-61

18

18

7

40-49

15

14

6

31-39

13

12

5

26-30

11

8

4

19-25

6

3

10-18

5

4

2

0-9

2.5

2.5

1

You may either take the EAP placement test or choose to submit IELTS or TOEFL, but you may not choose both.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for the George Brown College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program as a conditional pathway to a post-secondary program, please note the following:

  • We will review your application and if you are eligible, we will issue you a conditional offer letter for both the EAP and the post-secondary program.  This letter will assist you in applying for a Study Permit.
  • EAP applicants who did not submit an IELTS or TOEFL score, will be required to take the EAP level placement test after you arrive at George Brown College.
  • The results of the placement test will reflect your language ability and determine your starting level in the EAP program. 
  • Once you know your EAP level, you will be required to contact your admissions officer at the International Centre to re-initiate your post secondary program application because the date of your post secondary program may have changed due to your EAP placement test result.
  • When you are finally accepted to the post-secondary program at this second stage, depending on availability, your post-secondary seat will be secure.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

APPLY DIRECTLY to George Brown International

STEP 1

Apply online for all programs.

STEP 2

If your application is successful you will receive an “Offer Letter” from the College.

STEP 3

Once you receive your Offer Letter you must apply for a Study Permit (visa) and Co-Op Work Permit (if applicable) or ensure your existing Permit(s) is/are valid. A postsecondary Study Permit is required to begin studies at the College, not a secondary school (high school) Permit. To avoid disappointment please apply for a new Study Permit at least 90 days before the start of the term.

Please ensure that you record George Brown College’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number on your study permit application:
George Brown College Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number: O19283850612
[Please note that the first character is a capital letter O and not a zero.]

Students from some countries also require a Temporary Resident Visa in order to enter Canada.

Please refer to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp  for instructions on how to apply.
If you will be doing a field placement with young children, seniors, families or those with disabilities (daycare, school, community or treatment centre) or working in the health field (hospital, clinic, nursing home, long-term care facility), it is mandatory to complete a medical exam from a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Panel Physician in your home country (please refer to http://www.cic.gc.ca/dmp-md/medical.aspx  ). You will then be able to apply for a co-op work permit without any CIC restrictions.

STEP 4

Sign and return your Program Confirmation Form with payment to your Admissions Officer at George Brown International.

STEP 5

Register for your program and complete course selection through Stu-View.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS

  • Translated and notarized diploma/transcripts of senior secondary school and/or other level of postsecondary education completed
  • Proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS
  • Copy of passport page containing photo and personal information

Please submit all application materials together. Otherwise, the processing of your application will be delayed. Please submit translated, "attested" copies. George Brown Admissions Officers reserve the right to request original documents if there is any doubt or question with regard to authenticity or legibility of the submitted electronic documents.

APPLICATION FEE - PAYMENT OPTIONS

Application Fees can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX) or electronic bank transfer as specified on the Online Application.

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY  

Please see website for details: http://www.georgebrown.ca/international/currentstudents/withdrawal_refund_policy.aspx

† For applicants from some countries (e.g., countries where English is the first/official language and countries in South Asia) we are not able to provide the option of a Letter of Acceptance to the George Brown College English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) as it has been our experience that Study Permit applicants from specific countries are rejected by the Canadian visa office for a Study Permit (visa) when there is an ESL (English as a Second Language) component requested. For applicants from South Asian countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) it is highly recommended to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores.

USING AN AUTHORIZED AGENT

George Brown College maintains a network of authorized international agents who play an important role in aiding prospective students through their application process while representing the College in a professional and trustworthy manner at all times.
Some agents charge a fee for visa counselling. We encourage students who plan to use the services of an agent representative to ask, in advance, what those fees are. Please note that George Brown College does not process applications from unauthorized agents.
If you have any questions or concerns related to hiring an agent please contact the appropriate Recruitment Manager for your region.

 ASIA
(China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia)

 SOUTH ASIA
(India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) MIDDLE EAST (including Turkey) UK, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA

Mr. Ryan Guest
Country Manager
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 6194
Fax: : 416-415-2120
rguest@georgebrown.ca

Ms. Anoucha Villavarayan
Country Manager
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 2116
Fax: 416-415-2120
avillava@georgebrown.ca


EUROPE (excluding UK), THE AMERICAS, CARIBBEAN  

 

Ms. Kira Egorova
Country Manager
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 6119
Fax: 416-415-2020
kegorova@georgebrown.ca

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