This page last updated 2018-07-09
To apply to Algonquin College, you need an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or an equivalent.
If you do not have a High School Diploma:
- Algonquin College accepts General Educational Development (GED) certificates, and Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Ontario College certificates.
- If you are over the age of 19, or will be by your program start date, you may also apply as a mature student without the equivalent to a High School Diploma.
In both instances, your application will be considered on an individual basis and you may be invited to complete an assessment at the Test Centre for English and/or Math if subject specific grades are required for your program of choice.
You will also need to meet the specific program requirements in order to be accepted. For more information about admissions requirements specific to your program of choice, go to the program page by searching at the top right, or find your program here.
Algonquin College offers Academic Upgrading courses in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer skills and success strategies. These courses improve your skills before starting in a program and can be used to meet admission requirements.