How to get into a Canadian University as a Mature Student

So you have been out of the game for a few years and now think that it would be right time to go back to school. You have made a wise decision, Canadian University graduates make about 34% more income than those who don’t and 92% of them find employment within 6 months of graduation.

Officially a Mature Student is an individual who has been out of school for at least 1 year. Canadian Universities evaluate Mature students slightly differently than those who have just graduated high school because Canadian Universities recognize Mature students have life experience and take into consideration work experience, experience as a parent or independent learning.

Typically, you want to go to the website of the University you wish to attend and find the Mature Students application section. There, you will find the requirements you will need to get in.

The best way to do this is to Google search: “”Canadian University you want to attend” Mature Student”. For example if you wanted to attend York University you would search “York University Mature Student”. The first link should take you to York Universities Mature Students Information website, which is:

As a Mature student you will find yourself to be older than your peers, if you feel that you will have a hard time relating to other students because of you age. You should look into Canadian Universities that have a Mature Students Club or a Mature Students Associations. Not all Canadian Universities have them, therefore if connecting with other Mature students is important to you then it imperative that you go to a school with a large Mature student population.


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