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Going Back to School

Mature Student Status

Thinking about going back to school but not sure if you can do so without your high school diploma or equivalent?

Admission opportunities exist for applicants who don’t have their high school diploma or equivalent but are 19 years of age and older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year.

Mature students may be required to complete pre-admission testing depending on the courses completed in high school.

Please call our Assistant Registrar for more information on applying as a mature student.

Non-Current Secondary School Students

Ridgetown Campus welcomes many students to our academic programs each year. Whether you decided to do something after high school before attending a post-secondary school, or are looking to change your career path, all programs are available for application. Our diploma and certificate programs are a great way to learn new skills, gain more knowledge, and start on the path towards your future career!

All applications to our academic programs are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Please contact our Assistant Registrar if you have any questions about applying to our programs.


Drew Berkel
"After taking a few years off after high school to pursue other passions, I decided it was time to return to school. I was a little nervous about going back after a long absence, but the transition to campus life at Ridgetown has been great. The staff and students were friendly and welcoming, and my classes were very engaging. The agriculture industry seems full of possibilities and I’m excited about the job opportunities following graduation. I would definitely recommend University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus."

Drew Berkel
Simcoe Composite High School, Simcoe, ON
Graduate (Spring 2016), Associate Diploma in Agriculture
Page reviewed 09/28/2016