The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is awarded to students who have successfully completed their high school education.
For information on what it takes to earn your OSSD, contact your local high school.
General Educational Development (GED) is an international testing program designed to measure the educational standing of individuals who have not completed high school, but who have gained knowledge, skills and experience out of the classroom.
After completing the GED, individuals will have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate, which is viewed as equal to an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) by colleges and employers.
Mature students apply in the same way as any other applicant. It will be up to the colleges to review your application and determine your eligibility for the program. For more information about applying to a particular program as a mature student, contact the colleges directly.
Advanced standing may be awarded based on a variety of factors, including previous education, work experience, life experience and more. Colleges will determine whether an applicant qualifies for advanced standing. For more information about qualifying for advanced standing in a particular program, contact the colleges directly.