Degree Preparation: University Level (U‑Level) Bridging Programs

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    Have questions about University Level Bridging?

  • Our new Degree Preparation courses can make the difference!

    If you are thinking of, or have applied to a degree program at George Brown College, but don't have all the needed high school courses, you can now earn those credits right at the college.
    Our university level (or U-Level) courses will help you to refresh your academic skills as well as meet your degree program standards and expectations.

    We offer four U-level courses:

    • Math (Mathematics of Data Management for Degree Programs):  equivalent to Ontario Curriculum, Grade 12, University/ Preparation – Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • English/ Communications (Preparatory Communications for Degree Programs):  equivalent to Ontario Curriculum, Grade 12, University/ Preparation – English (ENG4U)
    • Biology (Preparatory Biology for Degree Programs):  equivalent to Ontario Curriculum, Grade 12, University/ Preparation – Biology (SBI4U) Not offered this fall
    • General Science (Preparatory Science: Contemporary Issues in Health for Degree Programs) equivalent to Ontario Curriculum, Grade 12, University/ College Preparation – Science (SNC4M). Not offered this fall

    With the exception of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (S118), all George Brown degree programs will accept the successful completion of a U-level course to satisfy George Brown admission requirements.Please note: These U-level courses are not applicable to satisfy admission requirements to degree programs outside of George Brown College , and will not affect a student's overall GPA.

    Course Registration Requirements:

    1. Admission Status: Only Mature Student applicants may register for the U-level courses. Mature students are defined as 19 years of age or older, Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

    2. Residency: Students must be a permanent resident of Ontario. Individuals without status in Canada and International work / study students are not eligible to register.

    3. Fluency in English and Literacy Level: Students must be able to demonstrate ESL and / or Canadian Language Benchmark of Level 8 and above. A literacy assessment will be issued during intake to determine students' literacy levels.


    George Brown's U-Level Bridging courses are tuition-free, but there is an initial fee to complete a reading and writing assessment through the Assessment Centre.  When you have registered for the course, a representative will be in touch with you regarding next steps.

    Program length

    • Courses are offered daytime for three hours a day, Tuesday to Thursday
    • English courses are offered 9 am -12 pm for 15 weeks
    • Math courses are offered 1 pm -4 pm for 15 weeks

    *courses will only run based on student enrolment

    Who to talk to

    For more information about the U-Level Bridging program, email or call (416) 415-5000 ext. 3683.

    How to apply

    Eligible students register below and a U-Level Bridging Program representative will connect with you soon.

    Register Now: