Adult Grad Program

SIDES Adult Program

Adult Graduation Program Requirements

Eligibility

To complete the Adult Graduation Program, students (18 or older) must earn at least 20 credits in the secondary system or complete five courses in the post‑secondary system. Courses and credits can be counted from the BC School System and/or the College ABE Program.

BC School System Qualifying Courses

 

College or ABE Program Qualifying Courses

A Language Arts 12* course

4‐credit course or

a provincial or post‐secondary level English course

AND

A Mathematics 11 or 12** course

4‐credit course or

an advanced or provincial or post‐secondary level Mathematics course

AND EITHER

Option 1
Three 4‐credit Grade 12‐level Ministry Authorized courses, including External Credential Courses

12 credits or

three additional courses at the provincial or post‐secondary level

OR

Option 2
Social Studies 11, BC First Nations Studies 12, or Civic Studies 11 (4 credits each)

12 credits

Advanced Social Sciences and two provincial or post‐secondary level courses

AND

Two 4‐credit Grade 12‐level Ministry Authorized courses, including External Credential Courses

Total: 20 credits
Total: 5 courses

* Please refer to the online Course Registry for a list of courses that satisfy the mathematics and language arts requirements for the Adult Graduation Program. Those courses that meet the Language Arts 12 and Mathematics 11 or 12 requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program also satisfy these Adult Graduation Program requirements.

**Accounting 11 and 12, and Financial Accounting 12 continue to satisfy the mathematics requirement in the Adult Graduation Program.

 

More details about the program:

For more information on the Adult Graduation program, please see the following Ministry of Education link: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/adult_graduation.htm or contact one of the SIDES counsellors.