If you are no longer in high school, and don't have a diploma, you may require a high school equivalency diploma for employment or education.
Anyone who wishes to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma should be:
There are two ways to get a High School Equivalency Diploma.
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.
You do not have to complete high school courses to write the GED exam.
However, Alberta colleges, universities and technical institutes might not accept the GED on its own for entrance to post-secondary studies. If you are thinking of completing the GED as a way of entering a post-secondary institution, confirm first if the GED is accepted.
The Guide to Education outlines all the requirements for a student to receive an Alberta High School Equivalency Diploma.