What is a “mature student”?
You can apply to Sheridan's certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs as a "mature student” if you:
- Are at least 19 years old, and
- Do not have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)
Admission requirements for mature students
Every program is different. Some programs are competitive and may have extra requirements. Take the time to research your program and make sure you meet all the admission requirements.
Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs
In addition to the program-specific admission requirements, mature students may be required to:
- Complete academic upgrading
Mature students are not eligible to directly enter Sheridan degree programs. You'll need to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma or at least two semesters of postsecondary studies (and meet the program-specific admission requirements) before applying to a degree program.
There are no tests you can take to meet the degree admission requirements.
How to apply to Sheridan as a mature student
You must apply to your program through ontariocolleges.ca.
Once Sheridan has received your application, we’ll let you know what tests you need to complete as a mature student.
Full Admission Policy
View Sheridan's Admission Policy for more information about our admission process and requirements.
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