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Re-entering Education

Sheridan recognizes the value of knowledge gained outside of formal education. Learn and explore the pathways that acknowledge your experience.

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Foundation and General Programs

Sheridan’s Foundation Programs and Certificates offer an excellent stepping stone into many diploma and degree programs. These one-year programs can provide the opportunity to expand your skill set, complete required courses and explore various subject areas.

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Academic Upgrading

Missing requirements? Whether you need to complete required courses, upgrade marks from high school or prepare for college entry as a mature student, Sheridan’s Academic Upgrading Program gives you the skills needed to enter a college program or improve your job prospects. This program is recognized by all colleges in Ontario and is personalized to meet your specific educational needs.

Sheridan Online Credit Transfer Service

Want to come to Sheridan from another institution? Through our innovative Online Advanced Standing application process you can transfer credits earned elsewhere to your Sheridan program of study. Once you have applied and paid your fees, you can access myPathways, an online service that enables Sheridan students to see what previous learning credits can be applied to their current program of study.

Sheridan Transfer (Articulation) Agreements

Partnerships you can count on.

Partnerships you can count on. Once you complete a Sheridan credential, you can take advantage of our partnerships with universities and colleges from around the world. Remember that a Sheridan diploma may lead to admission into university degree programs. You may also be able to transfer Sheridan credits if you decide to continue your studies at another institution. Explore our Articulation Agreements.


Visit for a guide to credit transfers between colleges and universities in Ontario and explore Sheridan’s Articulation Agreements.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) can earn you credit toward a Sheridan credential based on your previous education and applicable workplace experience.

Graduate Certificates

Consider enhancing your postsecondary credential by taking a post-graduate program at Sheridan. Our Ontario College Graduate Certificates offer a time-efficient way of developing industry-specific skills and adding a valuable credential to your academic resume.

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Career Advisory Service

The Student Recruitment Office has staff and resources to help you choose programs and plan your continuing education.

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Second Career

Laid off and looking for options? Explore a Second Career pathway.

Sheridan is a participant in the Second Career Program offered by the Ontario government to help laid off workers earn academic credentials. Our second career graduates find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario.

To make an informed choice come to an information session.

Internationally Trained Individuals

Add a Canadian credential to your international education and experience. At Sheridan we welcome applications from internationally trained individuals. Consider enhancing credentials from your home country by taking a Sheridan Graduate Certificate Program. Please visit our Admissions page before applying. For language training programs please visit our Newcomers page.

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