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High School Equivalency Diploma

High School Equivalency DiplomaAlternative 1 – Accumulated Credits

A person 19 years or older as of September 1 of the current school year, who is deficient in the credits for an Alberta High School Diploma and who has been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months, and wishes to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma, should apply to the principal of a senior high school or adult learning centre in the community. The principal will forward an application to the PASI and Student Records Branch indicating that all requirements have been met.

Additional credits awarded in combination with Alberta High School Credits to accumulate a minimum of 100 credits:

  1. Credits for Adult Education (maximum of 15 credits)
    Documentation must be provided to the evaluator in the form of official transcripts, certificates, letters proving successful completion, etc.
  2. Credits for Age (maximum of 15 credits)
    Age 21 - 24
    5 credits
    Age 25 - 29
    10 credits
    Age 30 & over
    15 credits
  3. Credits for Extensive Travel (maximum 5 credits)
    In a written essay, the student will explain how travel has influenced his/her appreciation of other cultures, lifestyles and the development of personal values (maximum of 500 words).
  4. Credits for Extensive Reading (maximum 5 credits)
    In a written essay, the student will describe how extensive reading has contributed to his/her personal growth and/or career progression to date and/or how it may contribute in future. Cite one or two passages to support this opinion (maximum of 500 words).

To officially change the name, date of birth, address or phone number on student’s record, please complete the Update Personal Information Request Form form available at Alberta Education's website: