Mature Students

Mature Student Status

If you are 19 years or older and do not have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, you may apply to George Brown as a mature student.

Diploma and Certificate programs*

If you do not possess the required credits, you will be invited to take an Admissions Assessment.

*-Does not include S124 Dental Hygiene program.  Please see below.

Bachelor's degree programs (George Brown degrees)

For mature 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
  • Possess the prerequisite subject requirements – (e.g. English and mathematics at Grade 12 U level)

Bachelor's degree in collaboration with Ryerson University (S118 and C118)

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.

Please note: If you are under the age of 19 at the start of the program you must have an OSSD or equivalent to be admitted.

*S124 Dental Hygiene 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 only, to determine if they meet that requirement.

Missing Credits?

George Brown College offers a variety of options to upgrade or attain the credits you need to be considered for admission to your program of choice.
Want to learn more? Visit our upgrading page for more information on course upgrading, and other advice on how to start planning your path to George Brown College.

Mature Students Thinking of Returning to College

Not sure where to start? George Brown offers you options to explore the possibilities and determine the best approach for you.

Entry Advising

Having trouble deciding or need guidance?  Our Entry Advisors provide one-on-one sessions (in-person, by phone, or by email) as well as group sessions to help you navigate educational programs and pathways, providing information on and/or referrals.
To meet one-on-one with an advisor or register for a free workshop or information session, please contact Entry Advising by phone at: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2949 or by email: collegeadvisor@georgebrown.ca

Choices Program

  • A one week career and program exploration class for adult (+19) learners
  • Free of cost to help discover the best programs for your interests
  • Develop an action plan that works for you
  • Classes offered throughout the year
  • Can't make a one week commitment? Consider a 4-hour 'Explore Careers Workshop' as an alternative option.

Choices Program web page: www.georgebrown.ca/choices

Information sessions

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 an 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.

Continuing Education Work and College Preparation Course

There are several course that can help you prepare if you plan to apply for the college. Register for a continuing education course.

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.