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Academic Upgrading (AU)

Credential: Certificate of CompletionProgram Code: 0659Length: 3 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on an English and math assessment administered during one of the information sessions that applicants must attend.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic

    To qualify for the program, students must be:

    • 19 years of age or older
    • a resident of Ontario
    • legally able to work in Ontario
    • assessed in an information and assessment session

     

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

Academic Upgrading is a free Employment Ontario program funded by the Ontario government.

Note: Students who earn a grade of 70 per cent or higher in each of the four core courses, ACE Business Math, ACE Communications, ACE Computers, and Skills for Success qualify to receive the ACE Certificate in addition to their Humber Certificate of Completion.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Academic Upgrading Office
416.675.6622 ext.74842
academicupgrading@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How To Apply

Academic Upgrading is a non-postsecondary program. You can apply by: 1) coming to our office and applying in person or 2) indicating the date of the information and assessment session that you wish to attend. We will send you a confirmation email.

Register for information and assessment session >

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Humber's Academic Upgrading (AU) certificate program is a free, full-time program that will give you the opportunity to become comfortable in a college environment while helping you to improve your essential English, math and computer skills, as well as build biology and chemistry skills in lab-based environments.

The faculty and staff in the program are committed to helping students form a clearer picture of their educational and career goals. In addition, the students are able to determine the steps that they will need to take to reach those goals.

The AU program also offers students assistance in the following:

-   developing individualized training plans

-   defining career and educational goals through self-assessment

-    finding support and encouragement that leads to success

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Other Services

Counseling services are available to Academic Upgrading students.

Students can also apply for Peer Tutoring.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.