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Mature Students

Making the decision to return to school isn’t easy. We’re here to help. Our services and supports can assist you in navigating the process.

Are You A Mature Learner?

If you are 19 years or older by the beginning of classes, but have not yet completed your high school diploma, you will be considered a mature student. This designation is intended to allow applicants the opportunity to be considered for admission based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school.

Return To Learn

Considering college but not sure where to start?

Don't worry, we have you covered.

  • Have you been out of school for a while?
  • Are you looking for a fresh start or hoping to make a career change?
  • Would you like to upgrade your skills or education for enhanced employment opportunities?
  • Do you have questions about programs and requirements?
  • Do you need help navigating your Ontario College application?

Let our Return to Learn Consultant help you achieve your goals.

Connect With Us Today

Visit our Return To Learn page for more details

Return to Learn Consultant

705-749-5530 x1363


Take Our Mature Student Assessment

SKILLSMARKER is a tool created to assess an individual’s skill levels in reading, writing, and numeracy – essential skills needed for work and further education. This test determines if you are eligible for direct entry into your college program of interest.

Please note: International applicants are NOT eligible to take the SKILLSMARKER assessment. Please contact admissions@flemingcollege.ca to learn about admission requirements.

How To Get Started

Contact a Student Advisor

A Fleming Student Advisor can provide you with information about Academic Upgrading and the SKILLSMARKER Assessment process.

If your test score indicates that you require preparatory courses before entry to college, you can arrange enrolment with the Student Advisor. Our courses are offered on a continuous intake basis so you can start anytime (except for some teacher-led sciences). Learn more on the Academic Upgrading page.

Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario is an Ontario government program that helps unemployed and underemployed workers train for new careers in growing areas of the economy.

The program provides up to $28,000 for assistance in paying for tuition, books and other instructional costs, transportation, childcare, and a basic living allowance. The program is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so applicants may be asked to contribute to their training or education.

Interested in applying? You can contact your local Employment Service Provider (ESP) to determine whether you are eligible. Learn more about the program here.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming College has been providing high quality, career-focused educational programming for more than 50 years. Our certificates, diplomas and graduate certificates are widely recognized and valued by employers, and we are constantly developing and delivering new programs that reflect the regional and provincial job market.

Feeling unsure about returning to school? Our support services will help you succeed. From tutoring to counselling right through to job placement – we’ll make sure you have the tools to thrive in and out of the classroom.

We offer small class sizes, and our dedicated faculty have industry experience and expertise. Our unique learning environments and state-of-the-art labs and equipment will further prepare you for the career of your choice. Most of our programs include hands-on, experiential learning components, giving you the real-world skills and confidence to succeed in the workplace.

Need More Info?

We’re happy to help.
Email: askus@flemingcollege.ca
Call: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 1408.

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