High School Equivalency

Anyone who wishes to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma should be:

  • 18 years or older as of September 1 of the current school year
  • deficient in the credits needed for an Alberta High School Diploma
  • out of school for at  least 10 consecutive months

Gather 100 school credits through a combination of High School credits, credits for maturity and life experiences, and credits for adult education.

A minimum of 60 credits must be gained through classroom instruction in a school or other institution accredited by or acceptable to Alberta Education (for out-of-province students), offering approved senior high school courses.

The Accumulated Credit Checklist is an easy way to determine how many credits a student has and how many they still need for a High School Equivalency Diploma. Have a look in the credits section to learn more.