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)
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.
- Ontario Secondary Transcript
- Two pieces of Government Issued Identification