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Fast-Track University Preparation Program

The Great Lakes College of Toronto (GLCT) is one of the few high schools in the province of Ontario that offers five student in-take times per school year. You may wonder why we have so many semesters in one calendar year. In Canada, there are two main admission times when universities accept new students, September and January. In addition, some universities also admit students in May for the summer session.

• April/June Semester Intake Graduates gain direct admissions to university by January of the next year.

• November/January/April Semester Intake Graduates enter university by the following September.

Regular University Preparation Program

University / college preparation courses include content that is relevant for the study of both university and college programs. These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs. Six university or university/college preparation Grade 12 courses/ are required for university entrance.

Grade 9 - 12

During their time at GLCT, students select an appropriate combination of academic courses in order to add to their knowledge and skills base; explore courses of interest; determine the type of educational program they are best suited to pursue in university/college and to gain entrance to university or college. Graduates receive the provincial Ontario Secondary School Diploma from the Ministry of Education. Many graduates also receive the Ontario Scholar Certificate for achieving a minimum of 80% in six Grade 12 courses.

English As A Second Language (ESL) Program

Our five-level English a Second Language (ESL) program is based on the curriculum developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is taught by a staff of highly professional teachers. This program enables students to acquire effective communication skills in all areas of language study, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It enables students to achieve the standard of English necessary to succeed in high school and university courses. Students may finish one ESL level in two months.

Language Study and Summer Camp Tours ( 2 - 3 Weeks )

Since 1994, our college has offered Language Study and summer Camp Tours. The success of these summer camps has grown each year, attracting young people from all over the world. Our summer camp program allows students to learn and practice their English as a Second Language (ESL) skills and at the same time, have fun visiting major attractions in Toronto, and other areas in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is regarded by virtually every university and college in Canada, the United States and in all other English speaking countries as evidence of competence in English.  The Great Lakes College of Toronto (GLCT) is an IELTS test site, available exclusively to GLCT students.