General Information & Graduation Requirements


Must be 16 years or older (as of July 1 of the current school year) and live in Québec.

Academic Information

Analysis of the student's file to determine the number of credits required to complete a Secondary School Diploma.

Information on the prerequisites needed for various CEGEP programs or Secondary School Vocational Education Programs.


Registration takes place 12 months a year in person, by email or mail.

Service Fee

Service fees are required for courses and placement tests. In addition, the student is responsible for the cost of books and materials.


Fees are not reimbursable.

Course Completion

The maximum time allowed for completing a module is six months. For placement tests, a maximum of three months is permitted.

Québec Secondary School Diploma

To obtain a Québec Secondary School Diploma, a student must complete 54 credits.

The 54 credits are distributed as follows:

12 credits Sec. IV and V English First Language

8 credits – Sec. IV and V French Second Language

4 credits – Sec. IV or V Mathematics

4 credits – Sec. IV or V Science and Technology

4 credits – Sec. IV or V Social Sciences

22 credits – Sec. IV or V Option credits (at least 10 credits from Sec. V level)

Certificate of Completion

Students who successfully complete their courses will automatically receive a certificate of completion. Credits are granted in accordance with the procedures established by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

Ministry Sanctions

As of November 1st, 2021 placement tests are no longer accepted or given.

Article 27 in the Basic adult general education regulation Education Act

" Promotion shall be carried out separately for each program.

Adults may enroll in a program only after obtaining the prerequisites."


Individuals that do not have a Quebec or Canadian high school transcript will now be required to pass a level exam for English, French and Math before being placed.

To be placed in a secondary 1, 2, 3 or 4 level, an exam starting from Secondary 1 in English, French and Math will be given. When a passing mark is achieved in each level, the student will move into the next level.

For example- If a student wishes to complete Secondary 4 Math and has no transcripts, they will now be required to complete an exam only for Math Secondary 1, 2, and 3. If you are successful in all 3 levels, then you will be placed in Sec 4 Math.

Individuals who have transcripts from Quebec or Canada will be placed in the appropriate level.