Applying to Georgian College for full-time studies?

You’ve made an excellent choice! We’ll do everything we can to help you with the admissions process.

You’ll need to submit a completed application to the Ontario College Application Service ( There is an $95 application fee payable to (subject to change without notice). You can get the most up-to-date information on which programs are open (still available) and closed at the find a program page.

Studied outside of Ontario or Canada? Please check this equivalencies to Ontario secondary school diploma chart.

Please see our admissions policies for more information.

Already applied?

Thank you. You can log in to web for admissions here. Are you a new user? Read web for admissions instructions.

Already accepted?

Congratulations, we look forward to seeing you on campus!  The 2014-15 acceptance package is available for those students who require it.

Applying as a mature student?

If you’re a mature applicant, you may write admission tests for English and math equivalencies. Get more information about applying as a mature student.

Applying for university studies?

Visit Georgian’s University Partnership Centre for information on how to apply.

Applying as an international student?

Visit Georgian’s International Centre for information on international admissions.

Applying for Continuing Education?

At Georgian, we believe in lifelong learning. We offer a wide array of programs that give our community members the opportunity to pursue part-time learning experiences. Check out Continuing Education for information about the programs and courses we offer or download the Continuing Education calendar.

Need to review admission/selection requirements?

Find admission requirements for most postsecondary programs on our full-time program pages. For postgraduate and degree programs, check the specific program details at Georgian’s University Partnership Centre.

Read the selection requirements for your program.

When there are more equally qualified applicants than spaces available in a given program, Georgian uses formal selection techniques to determine final selection in that program, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Ministry policy. The selection criteria and techniques approved by the Ministry include academic requirements and performance, testing, information session participation, resumés, reports, portfolios, physical health and age requirements. These techniques may vary from program to program.

For programs requiring selection testing, a testing fee is required at the time of scheduling the test. This testing fee is non-refundable.

These programs require selection testing:

As an applicant to the Advanced Care Paramedic (PARM) program, you must have already completed a Primary Care Paramedic program or have obtained equivalency status through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (A-EMCA certified). In addition, you must have current primary care paramedic experience with an ambulance service with a minimum of 2,000 hours. If you are not certified as a primary care paramedic, please apply to the Paramedic program (PARA).

You must complete an assessment exam as part of the selection process, as well as submit a current resumé. The exam will assess your knowledge related to practice as a Primary Care Paramedic as well as your knowledge related to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, patient care theory and pharmacology. Your resumé should contain information about your academic background and work experience, etc.

We will email you with information about booking your selection test. Please bring photo identification and proof of application to the Advanced Care Paramedic program (Georgian number and OCAS number, available on your acknowledgement letter from Georgian College).

Questions? Please contact Randi McDermott, Program Co-ordinator, at 705. 728-1968, ext. 5462, or

Admission testing for the following Health and Wellness programs is mandatory:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing
  • Veterinary Technician

The Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOAE) covers academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, science and vocational aptitude. Test results are used for selection and will be released online to applicants. Selection for Health and Wellness programs is based both on academic grades and results from the HOAE.

If you are applying to more than one Health and Wellness program at Georgian, you need only test once. You will be required, however, to pay an administration fee for each additional program. Only qualified applicants should write the HOAE test. Please ensure that you meet (or will meet) eligibility requirements for the programs to which you’ve applied.

Mature applicants to certificate and diploma programs

If you are age 19 or older as of the first day of classes and do not possess a high school diploma (OSSD) or the equivalent, you may be considered for admission to the college as a mature student to most programs. Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisite courses, including English, math, biology, chemistry and physics (if applicable). In most instances, mature applicants may be allowed to write admissions tests for English and math in lieu of having these Ontario secondary school credits or their equivalent.

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not guarantee entrance to a program.

Mature applicants to degree programs

Mature applicants to degree programs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older by Dec. 31 of the year of admission
  • Must not have been enrolled in a formal education program for at least one year prior to the beginning of degree studies (BScN applicants must have been away from formal education for a minimum of two years)
  • Must not have any recent unfavourable academic performance
  • Must have demonstrated potential for success in degree studies through academic accomplishments

Mature applicants must possess the published subject requirements or equivalents and submit official copies of transcripts from high school and any postsecondary institutions attended. Applicants must also provide a resumé outlining work and volunteer experience since full-time attendance at school.

Please note that mature student testing is not applicable to degree-level programs.

Program eligibility

Some programs require you to meet additional admission criteria including, but not limited to, specific academic course prerequisites; essays, tests or questionnaires; the submission of a portfolio; and the inclusion of an entry immunization form.  Admission eligibility requirements for each program may vary and are listed in detail in the program section of this calendar.

It is your responsibility to complete these requirements as part of the admission process. Detailed instructions and deadlines will be provided when you apply.

Note: You are responsible for knowing the requirements for entering a particular profession (e.g. physical attributes/qualifications, being addiction free,  a clear criminal reference check, etc.).

It is important to apply to Georgian College as soon as possible if you are applying as a mature student. By applying early, you will be able to determine if do not have the necessary admissions requirements for a certificate or diploma program. You may be able to complete the required upgrading before your program starts.

If you would like to take the mature student test before submitting an application for full-time certificate or diploma, please contact Testing Services to book a test time.

Sample questions for the English and math admissions test.

Questions? Contact us.

What does confirming your offer mean?

When Georgian accepts you into a program, you will receive an acceptance letter (or offer of acceptance). You can view your offers online on our website and also at

In order to secure your place in the program, you must confirm your acceptance of the offer by logging in to your account by the deadline specified in your acceptance letter. This deadline is also available online at

You may confirm only one offer of acceptance at a time. After you have confirmed an offer, you may change your decision and confirm a different offer after one business day. This new confirmation will cancel the previous confirmation. Other colleges to which you applied will be informed that you accepted/confirmed Georgian College’s offer.

Need help with the confirmation process?

  • Search for help at
  • Call the Customer Contact Centre at (888) 892-2228 (toll free within Canada)
  • Contact the Office of the Registrar



  • Check to ensure you can log in to prior to the confirmation deadline.
  • Be sure to confirm your place in the program by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter (or on the site).
  • Once you’ve confirmed your place in the program, a confirmation page will be displayed at
  • Your confirmation will be sent to Georgian College the next business day. You will not be able to see the confirmation on Georgian’s website until the following business day.
  • Georgian College will send you a confirmation letter by regular mail with information about what you need to do next (tuition payment, web registration, etc.).

Program fees per semester

Note: Some programs include work terms to which tuition and related fees are not applicable.

Related equipment fees

The following programs require the purchase of specific equipment or tools in order for you to be successful.

Payment deadlines

Check important dates for fee payment deadlines. Learn more about deferring a portion of your tuition and related fees and read the college policy on fee deferrals.

When should I pay my tuition and fees?

Check important dates for fee payment deadlines.

How do I pay my tuition and fees?

In order to register for classes, your fees must be paid in full by the deadline or you must pay a non-refundable minimum deposit of $175 ($3,000 if you are an international student) of which $75 will be used as a deferral fee.

If you choose to pay the minimum deposit, you agree to pay the balance of your fees by the following dates:

  • Fall semester fees by September 30
  • Winter semester fees by January 30
  • Summer semester fees by May 30

If you defer your fees and the balance is not paid by the above deadlines, a $100 late charge will be added to your account.

Payment methods

We are sorry but we are unable to accept credit card payments. These payments options are available:

  • Bank: Telephone banking, online banking or in person at your branch. Please note that the payee is “Georgian College TUITION.” Your account number is your nine-digit student number. Bank payments take three business days to process so it’s important you pay prior to the deadline.
  • By mail: Please include your nine-digit student number and allow sufficient time for the mail to arrive by the payment deadline. We are sorry but we are unable to accept personal cheques. You may send a certified cheque or money order by mail to:
    Georgian College
    Office of the Registrar
    1 Georgian Drive
    Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
  • In person: Payments can be made at any campus. We accept cash, debit, certified cheques or money orders. We are unable to accept post-dated or personal cheques or credit card payments.

Sponsored students

Students who are sponsored by a government agency, WSIB, employer or any organization providing fees directly to Georgian must provide a supporting letter prior to the fee deadline. The letter must verify the sponsorship and provide an explanation of how and when fees will be paid to Georgian, the amount sponsored and for what duration. Once we receive this letter, we will update your records and you will be able to register into courses.

If you are a Second Career or OSAP student, you must either pay full fees or a deposit to register into your courses.

What happens if I don’t pay my fees by the deadline?

If your payment is not received by the deadline, your place in the program may be given to another student on the waiting list. If there is still a place for you in the program, you will be required to pay a non-refundable late fee of $65. Georgian reserves the right to refuse payments made after the deadline if the program has filled.


In order to receive a refund of any fees or to have outstanding fees adjusted if the deferral option was chosen, you must withdraw in writing by the 10th day of classes.

Check important dates for withdrawal deadlines.

Note: Withdrawals must be in writing. You are not considered officially withdrawn if you simply do not attend class or if you verbally notify your teacher, registration staff, counsellors or college staff. Please refer to the FAQ What if I change my mind about attending?


2013-14 2014-15
Activity fee $115.97 $83.47
Athletic activity $32.50
CSAF (Canadian Students Federation fee – varies by program) $2. to $6.
Ed Tech $79.50 $79.50
Student ID $5.67 $5.67
Insurance $124.38 $233.10
Paid once only in first program registration (typically semester 1)
$51.36 $51.87
Paid once per program; if multiple programs are sought, fee is assessed multiple times
$30.59 $30.59
Communication Placement Assessment
Paid once only with semester 1 registration in college certificate or diploma level programs
$30 $30
Student Success $84.42 $84.42
Co-op (programs with co-op option only)
$195 $195
Lab fees 2013-14 2014-15
Books and supplies:
Varies by program, approximately $500 to $2,000

NOTE: We do everything we can to ensure the fees listed on this website are accurate, however this information is subject to ongoing review and change.

Student activity

Applied to costs associated with enhancing the cultural, social and recreational life of students. It is administered by the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) and the Student Athletic Association (SAA) and includes social, recreational, cultural, leisure, clubs, varsity and intramural sports.


All full-time postsecondary students are enrolled in the health insurance program. You may opt out of this program if you have proof of coverage under another plan.

Education technology

Offsets the cost of a number of enhanced technology initiatives that directly benefit students, including software and hardware upgrades in student computer labs, the establishment of high-tech classrooms, internet access and an Open Learning Centre for students.

Student ID card

Covers the cost of the student ID card which is required to write exams, pick up OSAP loans, access library services, gain admission to the Student Athletic Centre, borrow athletic equipment, access computer labs and when dealing with service areas.

Student success

Offsets the cost of a number of non-academic services available to all students, including Career Services, the Centre for Access, orientation, peer services and others.


Covers all costs directly related to graduation preparation (i.e., credentials, ceremonies, etc.). This fee must be paid at the beginning of each program and is non-refundable to non-graduates.


Provides you with a lifetime membership in the College Alumni Association. This fee must be paid at the beginning of your program and is a “once only” fee. Further details are available from the Alumni office. Non-refundable to non-graduates.

Co-operative education

This fee covers a portion of the costs of administration and services of co-operative education programs. This fee must be paid by students whose work experience is administered by their academic area. This fee is determined on a yearly basis, by program, and does not guarantee employment.

Communication Placement Assessment (CPA)

An assessment process used by the college to place students into appropriate courses.

SAC Building Fund

This fee covers a portion of construction costs for the expansion of the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound athletic centres.

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