Prior Learning Assessment Recognition


Credits for Prior Learning

If you are a mature student, you may be able to receive Maturity or Prior Learning credits depending on when you first entered secondary school.

A mature student is someone who:

  • is at least 18 years old
  • has not attended a traditional  school (i.e. Day School) for at least one year
  • is enrolled in a secondary school credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD (such as the ILC)

Maturity Credits

You may be eligible for Maturity Credits if you:

  • Started high school in Ontario before September 1, 1999, or
  • Enrolled in an Ontario secondary school as an adult (18+) before February 1, 2004

How many maturity credits can I earn?

You may be recommended for up to 12 maturity credits for:
  • life and work experience since leaving secondary school
  • successful completion of courses not usually considered secondary school subjects (this could be certification or designation in a specific program that required a minimum of 110 hours of instruction or training)
  • successful completion of each period of an apprenticeship program (for example, electrician, hairdresser or mechanic)

How Do I apply for Maturity Credits?

Contact us to set up an appointment with an Academic Pathway Guidance Counsellor to complete an individual assessment to determine eligibility and diploma requirements.

Required Documentation

  • Ontario Secondary Transcript
  • Two pieces of Government Issued Identification



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