Free Upgrading Programs and Services


For an adult learner, often the hardest aspect of returning to school is taking the first step. At Fanshawe College we recognize and celebrate the initiative involved, and welcome the opportunity to assist individuals work towards their goals.

What We Offer

  • Assessments
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate Program (ACE) - College certificate recognized as equivalent to an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) by community colleges
  • College Preparation for Adults (Academic Upgrading)
  • Literacy and Basic Skills Program
  • GED Prep - An Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate - Independent Learning Centre
  • The training is personalized to assist you with your individualized goals, whether they are employment, apprenticeship, or post-secondary. 

These programs are provided tuition-free with funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.


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Phone: 519-426-8260


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