Getting Started with TVO ILC Is Easy

On this page, we outline everything you need to know to take the next step towards your education and career goals. Whether you are young or established; applying with a clear education goal or figuring it out as you go; our objective right now is to explain the TVO ILC application process so you know exactly what to expect and feel confident in starting your application.

To prepare, simply identify whether you want to apply to TVO ILC to take individual courses or a full high school diploma. Then, review our detailed instructions and get your supporting documents ready. If you have done the preparation and are all set, it’s time to start your application.

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Get Started with TVO ILC

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On this page, we outline everything you need to know to take the next step towards your education and career goals. Whether you are young or established; applying with a clear education goal or figuring it out as you go; our objective right now is to explain the TVO ILC application process so you know exactly what to expect and feel confident in starting your application.

To prepare, simply identify whether you want to apply to TVO ILC to take individual courses or a full high school diploma. Then, review our detailed instructions and get your supporting documents ready. If you have done the preparation and are all set, it’s time to start your application.

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How to begin

If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario High School, please speak to your school representative or guidance counsellor about registering for TVO ILC. Your registration will take place through your school. This application information does not apply to you.

If you are over the age of 14 and not currently enrolled in an Ontario High School, you can apply to TVO ILC through this website. Please follow the instructions below.

WHAT ARE YOU APPLYING FOR?

Are you taking a TVO ILC course as a stand-alone credit (or one of a small number of stand-alone credits) with a goal to cover mandatory prerequisite credits, upgrade marks, or address a personal interest? Complete these 5 simple steps and you’ll be ready to start your course(s) and move towards your chosen goals.

1

Choose your course(s)

  • Choose your course(s)

Go to the Explore Courses page. Browse courses. Select one or more you are interested in.

Note of Exception: If you are a homeschooler, you must apply first. Courses are chosen after your application is approved. Please skip this step and immediately proceed to step 2.

2

Enter your basic personal information

Proceed to Apply Now to start an application. Note that information entered here cannot be changed later in the process, so please ensure accuracy.

  • Enter your basic personal information

Proceed to Apply Now to start an application. Note that information entered here cannot be changed later in the process, so please ensure accuracy.

3

Pay your fee(s)

  • Pay your fee(s)

Pay your fee of $40 per course. Accepted payment methods are VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Paypal.

4

Confirm your student information and upload the documents needed

  • Confirm your student information and upload the documents needed

Once your payment is successful, you will receive access to the TVO ILC Portal to confirm your details and upload your personal and educational documentation to support your application.

Please pay careful attention to what is written below so you have a copy of what you need ready to upload.

Mandatory documents for all applicants:



 Proof of Ontario Residency

Proof of Ontario Residency

Proof of Ontario Residency

Provide one of the following:

  • Ontario driver's licence
  • Photo identification card
  • Utility bill
  • Lease or rental agreement
  • Bank statement

Please note: For students under 18 years of age, we will accept documentation from the parent or guardian who will sign the application.

 Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Provide one of the following:

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent residency card
  • Immigration Canada document indicating current refugee or landed immigrant status

Additional documents required for students claiming any of the following:



Applicants under 20 years of age

  • Academic records or transcripts

    Provide one of the following:

  • Ontario Student Transcript (OST)
  • Credit Counselling Summary (CCS)
  • Evidence of Learning (for home-schooled students)
  • Out-of-School Proof

        Students ages 18-19 must provide one of the following:

  • Date of Leaving Letter
  • Credit Counselling Summary (CCS)
  • Students under 18 years of age and/or homeschooled students must provide:
  • A current copy of Appendix C - Letter in Response to Parent’s Notification from your local school board. To obtain this document, please Download This Home Schooling Package, complete it and send it to your local school board. If approved, you will receive Appendix C (Approval must be on school board letterhead).

Applicants claiming indigenous status

  • Official proof of Indigenous status
  • Indian status card, official letter from your band or passport indicating Indigenous status.

Applicants claiming Canadian Military Status

  • Official proof of military status
  • CF1 Card or Canadian Forces Certificate of Service.

Applicants claiming Ontario Missionary Status

  • Official proof of missionary status
  • Official letter on church stationery, including the applicant's name, mission location, and mission start and end dates.
5

Start your courses!

  • Start your courses!

After submitting your documents you will immediately have access to the courses you have purchased from the ILC Portal.

Want to earn your full high school diploma with TVO ILC?

Complete these 5 steps to get started and move towards your chosen goals. Note that you will only choose courses after we have confirmed your application.

1

Enter your basic personal information

  • Enter your basic personal information

Proceed to Apply Now to start an application. Note that information entered here cannot be changed later in the process, so please ensure accuracy.

2

Pay your fee(s)

  • Pay your fee(s)

A $40 Diploma Enrollment Fee will be applied to assess your application. Accepted payment methods are VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal. This fee will later be credited towards your first course.

3

Confirm your student information and upload the documents needed

  • Confirm your student information and upload the documents needed

Once your payment is successful, you will receive access to the TVO ILC Portal to confirm your details and upload your personal and educational documentation to support your application.

Please pay careful attention to what is written below so you have a copy of what you need ready to upload.

Mandatory documents



Proof of Ontario Residency

Proof of Ontario Residency

Proof of Ontario Residency

Provide one of the following:

  • Ontario driver's licence
  • Photo identification card
  • Utility bill
  • Lease or rental agreement
  • Bank statement

Please note: For students under 18 years of age, we will accept documentation from the parent or guardian who will sign the application.

Proof of citizenship

Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Proof of Canadian Citizenship

Provide one of the following:

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent residency card
  • Immigration Canada document indicating current refugee or landed immigrant status
Academic Records

Academic Record or Transcripts

Academic Record or Transcripts

Provide one of the following:

  • Ontario Student Transcript (OST)
  • Credit Counselling Summary (CCS)
  • Evidence of Learning (for home schooled students)

Additional documents required if you are a student claiming any of the following:



Applicants under 20 years of age

  • Out of School Proof

        Students ages 18-19 must provide one of the following:

  • Date of Leaving Letter
  • Credit Counselling Summary (CCS)
  • Students under 18 years of age and/or homeschooled students must provide:
  • A current copy of Appendix C - Letter in Response to Parent’s Notification from your local school board. To obtain this document, please download this home schooling package, complete it and send it to your local school board. If approved, you will receive Appendix C (Approval must be on school board letterhead).

Applicants claiming indigenous status

  • Official proof of Indigenous status
  • Indian status card, official letter from your band or passport indicating Indigenous status.

Applicants claiming Canadian Military Status

  • Official proof of military status
  • CF1 Card or Canadian Forces Certificate of Service

Applicants claiming Ontario Missionary Status

  • Official proof of missionary status
  • Official letter on church stationery, including the applicant's name, mission location, and mission start and end dates.
4

Wait for confirmation of your application review and transcript assessment.

  • Your application and transcript will be reviewed and assessed

A TVO ILC guidance counsellor will review your academic record (if applicable); and recommend which courses you need to take to earn your high school diploma.

Please watch your email for a response with further instructions approximately 5-7 days after uploading and submitting your supporting documentation.

5

Choose your courses and get started!

  • Choose your courses and get started!

Once your application is confirmed, login to the TVO ILC Portal and choose your courses as recommended by your TVO ILC guidance counsellor. Afterwards, you can immediately start your course work!

Ready to take the next step?

Ready to take the next step?

Ready to take the next step?