Frequently asked Questions

Who can take distance education courses?

Any person who:

has reached the age of 16 before July 1 of the current school year and is a Québec resident out of Province students.

 

How do I find out what courses I need to complete my high school?

Send us an up to date transcript along with a brief letter indicating your personal goals, or make an appointment with an advisor who will assist you.

 

Do I have to write a placement test?

If you have been out of school for more than 5 years or have never completed any Québec Adult course, then you may be required to write a placement test in English, French or Math.

 

How much time do I have to complete the placement test(s)?

A maximum of 3 months is allotted to complete the placement test(s). If you feel as though you need more time please inform us about your situation.    

 

When can I register?

You can register any time/day or month DEAL is ongoing.

 

What are the fees?

There is a basic fee of $25.00 registration fee plus the price of books. There is no set fee as the price depends on what you are missing and how many books you have to complete.

 

What are the methods of payment?

If you are registering be mail, you must send in a certified cheque or money order.

If you would like to pay in cash, you can make an appointment with the academic advisor and come in person.

 

How long does it take to register by mail?   

Depending on the time you register it can take approximately 2-3 weeks to process your application and mail out your materials.

If you would like to accelerate your registration, you can do so by coming in person.

 

Do distance education courses give the same number of credits as courses taken in an adult education centre?

Yes. For courses that lead to a Secondary School Diploma, you may obtain credits by sitting a supervised examination. After you have successfully passed the exam, you will receive a transcript from the Ministière.

 

 

 

What secondary distance education courses are available?

In general education at the secondary level, all compulsory courses (from the first to fifth year) and a wide selection of optional courses leading to a Secondary School Diploma are available through distance education.

 

Can I take more than one course?

You can take one or more courses at a time. The Academic Advisor will counsel you upon registration and together you will decide what your best option is.

 

Are the Assignments Mandatory?

Yes. The assignments must be completed and you must have passed the assignments in order to write the exam.

The assignments help you understand the material and help us evaluate you.

 

How much time do I have to complete the assignments?

You have a maximum of 6 months to complete your assignments. There is no minimum amount of time. If you surpass the 6 months you will have to pay a $25.00 re-registration fee.

Please note that you can only register two times with the D.E.A.L program.

 

How long does it take to correct the assignments?

Approximately 2-5 days depending on when the assignments have been received. If you are mailing the assignments please allow more time.

 

What do I do after the assignments are complete?

Once you have finished your assignments, you can mail them or bring them back to the school. Once they have been corrected and you have passed with over 60%, you can schedule your exams.

 

Is there a tutor available?

Yes, a tutor is available by phone or email. In some cases, you can make an appointment to meet with a tutor but you must call the school.

 

Can I obtain a Secondary School Diploma entirely through distance education courses?

Yes. Once you have earned all of the required secondary school credits, your will receive a Secondary School Diploma from the Ministière de l’Éducation.

 

How long does it take to obtain a Secondary School Diploma?

The time frame can vary considerably, depending on the number of courses to be taken and your personal pace of work.

 

Can I register in both distance education courses and courses offered in a school?

Yes. You can register for various courses that interest you by the distance education courses or courses offered in a school.

 

How can I reach the D.E.A.L. Centre

Please call 514-788-5937 you or you can e-mail the advisor at ncerrelli@emsb.qc.ca