Education Pathways

Education Pathways

Did you know that you can use your Fleming College certificate or diploma to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of another credential? Fleming believes in providing opportunities for students to keep learning. We will provide you with the support and tools you need to create a personalized pathway to success.

Fleming College is proud to have partnerships with colleges, institutes of technology, and universities in Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.


Our Global Partnerships

Fleming has partnership agreements with educational institutions all over the world. Use the map below to see where Fleming can take you.


Fleming Post-Graduate Programs

If you have already completed a diploma at Fleming or a diploma or degree at another institution, you could be eligible to complete another diploma in less time and money. You can also build onto your diploma or degree with a post-graduate program to get the skills you need for the job you want!


Graduates in the News

  • Business Administration graduate continues education journey in Ireland

    It was a code red weather warning that made Claire Campbell think of home during her student exchange in Ireland. Specifically, Canadian winters. “It snowed about 12 centimetres,” said Claire, who was attending LIT in Limerick, Ireland for her student exchange at the time. “It was funny because in Canada we see snow all the time but in Ireland it was almost a crisis.” Schools were closed for days, people stocked up on food, and shops struggled to keep bread and milk...

  • Michael Tamosauskas builds a ‘golden’ resume in the geological field

    A thick fog quickly rolls in while Michael Tamosauskas collects glacial till samples atop a mountain in Nunavut. With his nearest colleague at least 100 metres away, Michael’s radio alerts him that an emergency helicopter pick-up is on its way before the pilot loses more visibility. When the roar of the helicopter sounds close, all Michael can see is the thick, white fog enveloping him. “I was kind of panicking because if they couldn’t pick me up for a certain period, I would...

  • Health Information Management student uses university and college to build a strong healthcare resume

    Sarah Mandarano never considered college. As an academically strong student in high school with an interest in medicine, Sarah only ever considered university. “My parents told me ‘you’re going to university.’ That was my path,” she explained. “I honestly never even looked at colleges because it was always university. There was no point in looking.” Sarah left her hometown of Peterborough, Ont., after high school to study Bio-Medical Science at the University of...

  • Police Foundations grad Montana Fazi takes Fleming education pathway to UOIT

    When Montana Fazi crossed the convocation stage to receive her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), she felt grateful for Fleming College Police Foundations faculty for helping her reach this milestone. “I am truly beyond thankful for all of the Police Foundations faculty,” said Montana. “They played a huge role in my education decisions and successes. It was because of their encouragement and guidance that I continued learning to pursue...

  • Fitness and Health Promotion provides a stepping stone to university for Haily Whitelock

    Haily Whitelock’s high school co-op placement at a physiotherapy clinic is what inspired her to pursue a career helping people with their fitness goals. Unsure whether being a physiotherapist was the best fit, or if there was a better suited career opportunity in the health field, Haily decided to enrol in Fleming’s Fitness and Health Promotion program to explore her options. “I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the health field. I believe it is a good starting...

  • From high school diploma to Masters degree, Sarah Healey uses Fleming’s education pathways for continuous learning

    Sarah Healey never expected to love learning. When she started the Specialist High School Major (SHSM) in Business in grade 11, her only goal was to skip a year of college. “Naturally, at 17 years old, skipping a year of school seemed like a great idea,” said Sarah, who was told the SHSM program would count towards first year in the International Trade program at Fleming College. “This high school to college pathway was my main priority. Additionally, I truly didn’t believe in...

  • UNB master's student Kelly McLean credits Fleming Education Pathways for achieving education goals

    Kelly McLean credits Fleming College’s strong pathway agreement with Trent University for helping her achieve her education goals. “The transfer agreement with Trent was key to me achieving my schooling goals because I was able to complete a four year degree in two years. If I had to complete all four years I likely would not have gone to university,” said Kelly, who is now completing her Master of Science and Forestry at the University of New Brunswick. Kelly is a graduate...

  • Earth Resources Technician Co-op is a gem for Fleming graduate Crystal Smith

    Crystal Smith was stuck between a rock and a hard place when considering her post-secondary options for geology. As a kinesthetic learner, the applied approach of college appealed to Crystal; but industry professionals recommended a university degree. Luckily for Crystal, Fleming College’s Earth Resources Technician Co-op program offers the best of both worlds through Education Pathways. “I still haven’t stopped talking about my experiences at Frost Campus, so I would say it was...

  • Mackenzie White goes ‘behind-the-scenes’ at Fleming thanks to student jobs

    Mackenzie White is not only experiencing Fleming College as a student, but as an employee as well. The Accounting graduate (Class of 2017), who starts Business Administration – Human Resources Management this fall, has been working at the college for more than one year. “I believe I have had a very unique experience here at Fleming College,” said Mackenzie, who has been a student worker for three departments. “It hasn’t just been the typical classroom experience, but rather...


Fleming - Where in the World?

Fleming College is an active local, national and global community partner. Visit Fleming - Where in the World? to discover how Fleming makes its mark around the world through conference participation, presentations, research, consulting and training, teaching, mentoring, business development, and exchange and field trip opportunities.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are Education Pathways?

Education Pathways allow you to use the credentials you earn at Fleming to continue learning. Whether it's gaining a dual credential at Fleming or degree completion at a partner institution, we have a pathway to fit your needs.

Check out your options and approximate timelines below:

Certificate to diploma3 years
Certificate to degree4 years
Diploma to diploma3 years
Diploma to advanced diploma3 years
Diploma to general degree4 years
Advanced diploma to honours degree5 years

The above scenarios are based on average completion times. Each pathway is unique and may take longer than the above stated timelines.

What is an articulation agreement?

An official agreement between two or more institutions - usually a college and a university - that authorizes studies undertaken in specific programs at one institution to be credited toward specific programs at another institution.

What is a bridge program?

A set of courses designed specifically to provide a person who already possesses certain qualifications with the additional skills and knowledge required for admission into a specific program. Most commonly, before transferring from a diploma to a degree, a student might need to complete summer courses in a bridge program at the receiving institution.

What is a credit transfer?

Recognition of previous academic achievement including establishing course-by-course equivalencies, granting unassigned credit, agreeing to grant specified blocks of credit transfer for completed credentials, or the development of prior learning assessment and recognition processes.

How to apply for transfer credit

If you would like to apply for a course exemption you must download/print the Transfer Credit/Exemption Form and return it to the Registrar's Office.

If I do not have a high school diploma or am missing program requirements is there a pathway to Fleming College?

Are you looking to attend college but never finished your high school diploma? Are you missing the minimum admission requirements for your program of choice? Maybe you've been in the workforce but are looking for a career change and want to brush up on your academic skills. At Fleming, our Academic Upgrading (AU) program offers a service to individuals who didn't complete high school or need to improve their marks to be eligible for admission consideration into an apprenticeship, certificate, or diploma program.

In 2015-16, more than 110 students who completed AU courses at the College went on to take Fleming programs across six academic schools - the variety of programs range from Biotechnology to Urban Forestry to Electrical Techniques. Further, those students achieved an overall average of 75% or a 3.0 GPA in their first two semesters of study with close to 90% of the students finishing both first and second semesters.

Check out the Academic Upgrading program page for further details and eligibility requirements.

What if I'm interested in a university that Fleming doesn't have a defined pathway agreement with?

As a Fleming graduate, you can apply to any institution, as long as you meet the entry requirements outlined by that institution. You must contact the institution directly and they will assess your admission eligibility; if eligible and you are accepted, they will then assess transfer credits by doing a credit by credit evaluation of your existing credentials.

How do I find my Fleming course outlines?
  1. Login to myCampus
  2. On the left hand side of your screen, in the menu, click "My Course Outlines"
What does Advanced Standing mean?

Advanced Standing is a term used to describe the procedure of granting credit to a student for previously completed credentials undertaken.

Where can I find out more information

Helpful contacts

Helpful links

ONTransfer.ca is a service provided by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to connect current and prospective students to transfer opportunities. For more information: https://www.ontransfer.ca


Important information

  • Fleming attempts to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of the content. However, it is your responsibility to confirm that the agreement information is current and applicable to your situation with the receiving institution
  • An articulation or credit transfer agreement does not guarantee admission with the receiving institution. Fleming encourages you to inquire with the receiving institution's admissions office for further details
  • Completing a certificate or diploma at Fleming will be one piece of your postsecondary education. Therefore, Fleming recommends that you retain a copy of each course outline, should you continue your education with an institution that does not have an articulation or credit transfer agreement with the College.

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