Ontario's Designated Provider of Distance Education

Independent Learning Centre

FAQ

Enrollment & Payment

Our courses can be taken by any student from around the world above the age of 14, with no visa required.

If you are not currently registered in an Ontario high school, please enroll for ILC courses using the ILC Online Registration service.

If you are currently in an Ontario high school, speak to your [ILC school facilitator] and they will assist you in applying for courses through our Day School Officer.

If your school is an affiliated international education partner, please speak to your ILC school facilitator who will assist you in applying for courses through our International School Officer.

If you are an international student AND your school is not an ILC international education partner, please enroll for ILC courses using the ILC Online Registration service for International Students.

You can apply for upto 4 courses at one time to a maximum of 8 courses. Should you wish to take more, please contact Learner Services at the ILC to discuss a customized workload.

Yes, however, students must save these pictures to your computer before uploading during online registration. Please ensure the uploaded documents are readable.

Students will receive an enrolment status confirmation email within 5 business days after you submit your application.

Course Timelines

Students are given 10 months after date of enrollment to complete a course including the writing of the final test.

Course Delivery

Full credit courses differ with respect to the number of unit submissions. 

Print Courses:   Will contain either 4 or 5 units of course work
PDF Courses:   Will contain either 4 or 5 units of course work 
Interactive Online: Will contain 7 units of course work

Please note Half Credit Courses contain 4 units of course work.

Yes, after the completion of the course the supplementary course materials must be returned as outlined in the ILC Course Policies and Procedures for Course Materials section.

Failure to pay or return the materials will result in you having to pay for them. You will not be allowed to request educational documentation or enrol in additional courses until this fee is paid. If you require assistance with this matter, please contact ILC Learner Services.

PDF and Interactive Online course work must be submitted as uploaded documents and cannot be scanned. Print materials may have both a mailed and online submission option.

Withdrawals & Transfers

Unit Submissions & Evaluations

Please review the ILC Course Policies and Procedures for Completing and Submitting Assignments regarding unit submission timelines. Note you cannot submit subsequent units until your current unit is marked and receives a passing grade.

Please review the ILC Course Policies and Procedures for Marking and Tests for information on assignment marking timelines.

Please review the Getting Help section on the ILC website for information on getting assistance with your course work.

Yes, all course units must receive a passing mark in order to be eligible to write the final test.

Unit assignments accounts (Key Questions & Tasks) for 70% of the course final mark and the final test accounts for 30% of the course final mark as per Ontario Ministry of Education Assessment and Evaluation Guidelines.

Accommodations

The ILC can provide accommodations for Final Tests only. Information and instructions for accommodations can be found in the Special Considerations section on the ILC website.

Educational Documents

Yes, the ILC OSSD is equal to the OSSD earned in Ontario day schools.

The ILC can provide a written assessment of diploma requirements after you have successfully completed at least one ILC credit. Please review the Request Assessment of Diploma Requirements section of the ILC website to learn how.

After a Written Assessment of Diploma Requirements confirms you have earned your diploma, all previously earned credits will be transferred onto one final ILC transcript indicating you have earned your OSSD. In addition the ILC will prepare an official Ontario Secondary School Diploma issued by the Ontario Ministry of Education and signed by the ILC school principal.

1. Confirmation of Enrollment

2. Progress Reports

3. Transcripts

To receive any of these documents, please follow the instructions in the Request for Education Document Form. All associated costs and timelines are listed in the form.

 

Fees associated with requesting educational documents varies according to Ontario Residents and International Students. Please review the listed fee schedule in the Request for Educational Documents form for further information.

Final Test

Yes, the final test is required component of the course and you must pass the final test with a mark of 50% or more in order to earn the credit.

Most ILC courses provide access to a practice test. If your course does not have a practice test and you require extra help with preparation or a specfic section of the course, contact ILC Learner Services.

After receiving a passing mark in the final evaluated course unit of your course, you will receive an email notification indicating the arrangements of your final test.

If within Toronto, you will write the final test at the ILC Main Office. If you reside outside of Toronto, you will write your test in your local area with an ILC Test Supervisor.

The Final Test will be evaluated within 7 business days after the test has been received by the ILC and assigned to a teacher. If you have additional questions, please contact ILC Learner Services

If you are an International Student, your evaluation will take longer than 5 business days. Please review the information on the Students Out of Ontario section carefully for additional information.

Educational Documents & Post-Secondary Information

Yes, the ILC OSSD is equal to the OSSD earned in Ontario day schools.

The ILC can provide a written assessment of diploma requirements after you have successfully completed at least one ILC credit. Please review the Request Assessment of Diploma Requirements section of the ILC website to learn how.

After a Written Assessment of Diploma Requirements confirms you have earned your diploma, all previously earned credits will be transferred onto one final ILC transcript indicating you have earned your OSSD.
In addition the ILC will prepare an official Ontario Secondary School Diploma issued by the Ontario Ministry of Education and signed by the ILC school principal.

Yes, the ILC offers the required courses to gain admission for all Ontario college and university programs and they are recognized as equivalent to the credits earned in day schools.

1. Confirmation of Enrolment
2. Progress Reports
3. Transcripts
To receive any of these documents, please follow the instructions in the Request for Education Document Form. All associated costs and timelines are listed in the form.

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