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Postgraduate certificate programs require completion of from 3.0 to 5.0 full credits as outlined in the postgraduate certificate program guides in the current fall/winter course calendar.

If completed within 5 years of admission to a postgraduate certificate program, up to 1.0 combined credit of a student’s undergraduate Faculty of Art electives and/or Faculty of Design expansion studios and/or Faculty of Liberal Studies distribution credits may be applied to the certificate requirements. Courses required for program major may not be applied to certificate requirements.

No 100-level courses may be used toward a certificate; no less than 1.0 full credit of the certificate program must be at the 300 or 400 level.

All credits for the postgraduate certificate must be completed at OCAD.

Alumni admitted to a certificate program who require 5.0 credits must complete all of these requirements within a maximum of 6.5 credit attempts. The number of credit attempts will be prorated for students who require fewer credits. For example, students requiring 3.0 credits will have a maximum of 4.0 credit attempts.

Alumni in certificate programs may normally only register for courses required for the certificate. Exceptions may be made by special approval from a Dean or designate and will be included in the total credit attempts.

Certificate programs must be completed within five years of admission.

Application for Admission to Postgraduate Certificate Program (PDF) 

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