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Georgian College

Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, Georgian prepares students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Georgian works together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum as well as quality work placements and co-op experiences. (source)


Accessibility Services

The Centre for Access and Disability Services provides students with supports that are essential for their success at college. (source)


Academic Resources

We provide specialized and enhanced services related to:

  • Academic accommodations
  • Counselling
  • Educational assessments
  • Testing
  • Faculty coaches and peer tutors
  • Training in the use of specialized computer technology and learning strategies to assist students with specific learning and physical disabilities

Services are also provided to students with documented short-term disabilities.

Supports for students with disabilities may include:

  • Referral for up-to-date educational and psychological assessments
  • Individual education plans
  • Ongoing support from our disability specialists
  • Tutoring
  • Learning strategies
  • Training in the use of specialized computer technology
  • Advice and mentoring
  • Classroom and test accommodations

For more detailed information, download the student handbook on services for students with disabilities.

What Type of Documentation is Needed/How do I Apply?

Full or part-time students must register with the Centre for Access and Disability Services Office by booking an appointment with a disability specialist.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Every student, including those students who have long term physical or medical disabilities, must provide appropriate documentation to Georgian College. This may be in the form of a letter from a doctor, chiropractor, psycho therapist or other registered health professional.

If you have a diagnosed learning disability or attention deficit disorder, we will require a psycho educational assessment which was administered by a psychologist. If you do not have a psycho educational assessment, bring in your individual educational plan (IEP) or individual placement review committee (IPRC) from your elementary and high school.

Students with hearing impairments would be required to provide Georgian College with and audiologist report. Students with visual impairments would be required to provide Georgian College with a report from their optometrist, ophthalmologist or vision specialist.

Additional Information

2015 Skills for Success – Lifestyle Management credit course

August 17 to 28, 2015

Georgian College, Barrie Campus

For students with a diagnosis of a specific learning disability and/or ADHD. Or for a similar program designed for students with ASD.

Designed to:

  • Assist with transition into postsecondary education
  • Develop academic and learning strategy skills
  • Experience campus and residence life
  • Earn a college credit and reduce fall semester requirements
  • Access all support services available including:
    • Computer labs
    • Counsellors
    • Disability specialists
    • Learning strategists
    • Career counsellors
    • Testing services

For more information about this program, please visit this page.