|Campus:||Newnham, Yorkgate, Newmarket, Vaughan, Scarborough|
|Credential Awarded:||Seneca College Certificate|
Academic and Pre–College
The Academic Upgrading Program is a tuition free program sponsored by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that prepares students to meet college entry requirements. As a student in Academic Upgrading, you’ll also benefit from a program orientation prior to starting classes and additional career counselling and instruction in academic advisement, career counseling and computer skills training.
Once you’ve completed four advanced level subjects, including English & Communications and an Advanced Level math course, you’ll be eligible for the Seneca College Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, which is accepted as equivalent to Grade 12, and is generally accepted by colleges across Ontario for admission to postsecondary college level programs. It is also accepted for entry into apprenticeship programs.
- Applicants must be at least 19 years of age or mature early school leavers. All applicants are tested and interviewed in order to determine program suitability and student entry–level.
FeesTuition is free.
The program is offered on a continuous or semestered intake basis depending on the program location. For more information, or to book an appointment for an entrance assessment or orientation, please call:
1490 Major Mackenzie Drive West/Dufferin
905–417–1781, ext 5833
3660 Midland Avenue/McNicoll
416–293–3722, ext 261
- Newnham Campus
1750 Finch Avenue East/Don Mills
(416) 491–5050, ext. 26662
- Newmarket Campus
16655 Yonge Street, Unit 3/Mulock
(905) 898–4455, ext. 228
(905) 773–7141, ext. 228 (Toronto Line)
- Yorkgate Campus
1 Yorkgate Boulevard/Jane & Finch
(416) 491–5050, ext. 44772
You may qualify for a Special Support Allowance to help you pay for transportation and child care costs. Please apply at each site.
Your timetable may include subjects at a variety of levels determined during an entrance assessment. You may need to complete specific prerequisites for some courses.
Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.
|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Introductory Level||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|Intermediate Level||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|EAC140||English and Communications||8|
|BIO080||Principles of Biology||6|
|CHM080||Principles of Chemistry||6|
|Advanced Level||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BIO093||Principles of Human Biology||6|
|CSM090||Communication and Self Management||2|
|EAC149||English and Communications||4|
|Students may complete ONE of the following:|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Communication and Self Management|
|English and Communications|
|Principles of Biology|
|Principles of Chemistry|
|Advanced Level (ACE Credits)|
|Principles of Human Biology|
|Communications & Self Management|
|English and Communications|
|Students may complete ONE of the following|