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Adult Graduation Eligibility
To be eligible to graduate in the Adult Graduation Program, adult students (18 years of age or over) must earn at least 5 courses (20 credits) in the secondary system or complete 5 courses in the post-secondary system. Three (3) of the five (5) courses must be completed after the age of 18. A student who is eighteen and has been out of school for at least a year may be admitted to an Adult Program with approval from FVDES.
For further details regarding program requirements, please visit the Ministry website: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/adult_graduation/diploma.htm and/or download this PDF document.
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Adult Graduation Requirements
- A Language Arts 12* Course
- A Mathematics 11 or 12* course
Option 1 (12 Credits)
- Three Grade 12 Ministry-authorized courses (4 credits each)
Option 2 (12 Credits)
- Social Studies 11 (4 credits) or First Nations Studies 12 and
- AND two (2) Grade 12 Ministry-authorized courses (4 credits each)
*Please refer to Course Information for a list of Foundation Studies courses that satisfy the mathematics and language arts requirements for the Adult Graduation Program.
Accounting 11 and 12, and Financial Accounting 12 continue to satisfy the mathematics requirement on the Adult Graduation Program (Since September 2002).
- To be eligible for the Adult Graduation Diploma, a person must be 18 years or older. This age requirement is the minimum age a student may begin, not end, their courses for the Adult Graduation Program. Under no circumstances will a 17-year-old be allowed to enter the Adult Graduation Program.
With the exception of CPWE 12, "CP" or "LD" courses do not count toward graduation credits on the Adult Graduation Program, but appear on the student's transcript.
- Three courses must be completed through enrolment in a course or through Prior Learning Assessment after enrolling in an Adult Graduation Program
- Provincial exams are optional for students on the Adult Graduation Program