Academic Upgrading: Get ready for post‑secondary

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  • Get the confidence and skills you need to succeed.

    Not everyone takes the same educational path. That’s why we have many options to help you reach your goals –including online learning, in-person workshops, and full-time programs. Our courses are flexible and tuition-free.

    Which scenario best describes your needs?

    I’d like to learn more about my options and how to get started.

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    If you’re thinking about college but are not sure how to get started or which programs may be the right fit for you, consider our 1-week CHOICES program.

    I want to attend college but need to upgrade my skills.

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    General Academic Upgrading:

    We offer upgrading programs to improve written English, Math, Computer or Science Skills.

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    For Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students:

    Classes offered to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in American Sign Language to improve your English, math and ASL to prepare for post-secondary and employment success.

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    Degree Program Applicants:

    For applicants missing some University Level (U-Level) credits we offer bridging programs to gain the required courses to enter a George Brown degree program.

    I’m ready to apply to George Brown.

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    Mature Students Assessment Preparation (MSAP):

    We offer a unique 3-week program to prepare for your mature student assessment test before you start your post-secondary program.

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    Placement Test Assessment Preparation (PTAP):

    You have been ACCEPTED into a post-secondary program at George Brown College and you’ve been informed that you need to write a math placement test. Join our free Math Placement Test Assessment Preparation Test before you write your placement test.

    Free classes are offered on weekends at our St James Campus.

    You choose your path. We help you follow it.

    We support you to create a learning plan based on your career goals. You’ll also benefit from other services — like counselling, accessible learning and career advice.