General Requirements

Mature student status is meant to allow individuals the opportunity to demonstrate academic potential by other than strictly academic means. For example, you might lack the academic preparation but have acquired several years of life and work experience demonstrating your potential to successfully complete university-level study.

Many applicants mistakenly believe that the “mature student” category can substitute for a poor academic record. This is not true.

To be considered for admission as a mature applicant, you must:

  • be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University;
  • have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence;
  • have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited college or university;
  • have a favourable academic record; and
  • have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities, and other accomplishments.

Please ensure you meet our language requirements.


These are minimum requirements only. Admission is not guaranteed and all requirements are subject to change. Recommended courses will help you with your studies, but we do not automatically look for them when we assess your application for admission and scholarships.

These application requirements apply to all programs, except:

If you have a diagnosed disability

If you have a diagnosed physical, learning, or psychiatric disability, we strongly encourage you to identify yourself during the admissions process. Even if your circumstances don’t impact your admissibility to Glendon (in other words you meet our admission requirements), we want to make sure you know about the support services we have in place. In no way will identifying yourself be a disadvantage to you. More information >>

Contact us at 416-487-6710 or to arrange a campus tour and a one-on-one appointment with one of our student recruitment officers.

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