Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements
Turn Prior Learning into OSSD Credit
If you are a mature students and have taken courses and training outside of Ontario, you may need as few as four credits to graduate. Learn about credit for prior learning.
Earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Students enrolled at the ILC can accumulate credits toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) just like students at any Ontario high school.
What You Need: OSSD Requirements
The credits needed for graduation with an OSSD are different depending on when a student first enrolled in high school. But all diplomas require that students have a minimum amount of study in English, Mathematics, Science and other subject areas. Adult students may be able to receive credits for courses and training programs they took outside secondary school.
Find out more about what you need to get an OSSD.
Credit for Learning Outside High School
Students over 18 may be able to get credit for learning outside of Ontario high schools. They may be eligible for either maturity and equivalent credits or for Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) for mature students.
Learn more about credit for prior learning.
Adults who want a High School Equivalency Certificate may want to write the GED Tests. GED tests are for people 18 or older who have been out of school for more than one year. Learn more about GED Testing.
If you need assistance deciding which requirements apply to you or which courses you need for your diploma, please contact ILC learner services.