Confederation College

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Faculty:Preparatory Studies
Field of Study:General Studies
Description:You know that a college education will help you reach your career goals. But what you’re not quite sure of yet is what that career might be…

Confederation College’s General Arts and Science two-year diploma program provides you with a good understanding of a variety of topics. Similar to the one-year General Arts and Science certificate program, this program is a great way to earn credits and decide on a career path later. Learn the basics in humanities, social sciences, the arts, civics, and technology and business. You’ll gain skills – and credits – that are transferable within the college and university systems. However, this program is different from the one-year program. It gives you more opportunity to pursue electives and specialize in a variety of areas right from the first semester. You’ll also take more advanced courses and be more prepared for the workplace and/or future college and university programs.
URL:General Arts and Science at Confederation College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,122
International: $13,708

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

In order to meet the admission requirements to the General Arts and Science program, applicants are required to be 19 years of age or older by the program start date. Any Applicants meeting this criteria will be eligible for an Offer of Admission into the program. Applicants are required to be 19 years of age or older; or have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level; or have successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment; or have successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED); or have the appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE) - LBS level 5 Communications and LBS level 4 Mathematics. If you already have postsecondary-level courses from a recognized college or university, you may already have a substantial amount of credit toward a General Arts and Science Certificate. You may only need to complete the required courses to qualify (refer to the policy on Transfer Credits and obtaining a second certificate).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 61] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Proof of English proficiency must be current (within two years) and can be provided by either an iBT TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum score for admittance to a post-secondary diploma program (except health programs) is: iBT TOEFL: 79 or IELTS: 6.0. Other English language proficiency assessments are accepted. Please contact the International Education Centre for more details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 31, 2018