Algonquin College

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Academic and Career Entrance

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School:Algonquin College
Field of Study:College/Univ. Prep. and Advan. H. School/2ndary Diploma Pgms
Description:Prepare for college programs and/or employment by taking academic upgrading courses. Study only the courses you need to meet the admission requirements for your college program of choice. Or, earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, which is recognized across Ontario as a Grade 12 equivalency for admission to college and by many employers as meeting their minimum employment standard.

The delivery of most courses is individualized. Placement tests determine which communication and/or mathematics course(s) you start in. The length of time it takes you to complete your program depends on which course(s) you start in, which courses(s) you need to reach your academic or employment goals and your own rate of progress. To obtain the ACE Certificate you must complete ENL5958 College Preparation Communication or ENL0076 Communications: Preparation for Degree Programs, and MAT5951 Intermediate Mathematics plus two electives with departmental approval.
URL:Academic and Career Entrance at Algonquin College
Length:24 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,981
International: $6,781

Fees are $82.56 per week for Canadian students. Fees are $282.56 per week for international students. Tuition is free for Ontario residents who qualify for financial assistance under the Institution-Funded Special Bursary or Literacy and Basic Skills programs. Financial assistance may also be available for travel and/or childcare costs.

Admission Requirements


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

    Applicants have their reading skills assessed to determine their eligibility for the program. You are eligible for Academic Upgrading tuition funding if you are:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • An Ontario resident
  • Working at a grade 10 English level
  • * 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 May 12, 2020

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