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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.

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Pathways

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

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, offered at Humber's North Campus, is a free 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. You may choose to gain basic biology and chemistry knowledge in lab-based environments. Academic Upgrading is an Employment Ontario program, funded by the Ministry of Trades, Colleges and Universities.

The faculty and staff in the program are committed to helping Academic Upgrading students form a clearer picture of their educational and career goals and determine the steps needed to reach those goals.

The AU program also offers students assistance in:

-  developing individualized training plans

-  defining career and educational goals

-  finding support and resources that lead to success

Note: Students can earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate by completing ACE Communications (ACEC E10), ACE Business Math (ACEC M20), and any two other ACE-level courses with a grade of 70 per cent or higher in each of the four ACE courses. In addition students with a GPA of 60% of higher are awarded a Humber Certificate of Completion.

This program is not available to international applicants.

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Other Services

Counseling services are available to Academic Upgrading students. Students can also apply for Peer Tutoring.

students in peer tutoring

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.