Adult learners continue to have access to existing adult learning pathways in Ontario. 

The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students is a process that can help you complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) more quickly. It evaluates your prior learning and experiences to grant you credits. The assessment is free and you can access it through the adult and continuing education departments of school boards. Contact your local school board to learn more.

The Academic Career Entrance (ACE) program helps you upgrade your skills and knowledge to meet admission requirements for: 

  • Ontario college programs 

  • Registering as an apprentice 

Ontario colleges offer the ACE program. Learn about Academic Career Entrance

Most postsecondary institutions offer mature student admission pathways. Visit college and university websites to learn about admission options for mature students.