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High School Diploma or

GED Equivalent

Mature Student (19+) Non-graduate

International English Language Testing (International Students Only) -

IELTS -Minimum Band Score of 7 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

ECTC Reading Comprehension Testing


International Students wishing to submit application for programs with East Coast Trades College must first complete English Language Testing through IELTS Canada

Mature student status may be granted to applicants who are over 19 years old and do not have a high school diploma or GED. It is intended to allow applicants who have not completed high school the opportunity to be considered for admission, based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school.

Note that if you have completed high school, even decades ago, you are still considered a high school graduate and you may not apply as a mature student.

Mature students are still required to complete Reading Comprehension Testing. Please contact us if you are interested in verifying that you are eligible for mature student status and to learn the specific requirements for the program(s) you are applying to.