Credit Acquisition for Mature Students

Did you know that if you are 18 years and older and have had at least a year out of secondary school, and you have gained knowledge or skills from other training or the workplace, you may be eligible to enter a process whereby you may be granted additional credit(s)?

If you entered the Ontario high school system before September 1999, you are following the requirements for the OSIS diploma. You may be eligible to apply for 'maturity' or 'equivalency' credits.

If you entered high school after 1999, please refer to the information on PLAR.

Mature Student Evaluation

In order to apply for a Mature Student Evaluation, you must be at least 18 years of age and able to document a full year out of school. Also, you must have completed a credit at St. Nicholas or be in the process of completing a credit at St. Nicholas and be recommended for a Mature Student Evaluation by your subject teacher.

Application forms are available from your teacher or from Student Services.

Equivalency credits:
Complete this application form and attach proof of any credits you have earned in the Ontario high school system, or proof of any credits you have earned in other provinces of Canada, or submit proof of any high school education you have had from another country. In addition provide documents of any learning outside of a high school classroom for which you have not received a diploma or certificate. This, for example, could be apprenticeship training, first aid training or computer training.

Maturity credits:
You can also apply for maturity credits. For this, you should submit proof of employment, family commitments and amount of time out of school.

The information you provide will be reviewed carefully. You may be asked to meet with one of the counselors to provide additional information an/or to discuss your time out of school and your training. As a result of this evaluation, the Principal of St. Nicholas Adult High School may grant you one or more maturity or equivalency credits. You will be notified in writing