Equivalency Credits

Foreign credit equivalencies

Individual elementary and secondary schools review the academic documents (translated into English or French) of all students who do not have previous Ontario credits and conduct an equivalent credit evaluation.  School Principals are guided by an Ontario Ministry of Education document, Ontario Schools: Kindergarten to Grade 12, Policy and Program Requirements (2011) to determine equivalency credits.  Please note the following statement from this document: “Principals will ensure that the following requirements are met:  A student who has no previous Ontario credits but who has successfully completed more than three years of secondary school is required to earn a minimum of four credits in Grade 11 or Grade 12 courses before being recommended for the OSSD under OS/OSS.”(p. 91)

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Ontario Schools: Kindergarten to Grade 12, Policy and Program Requirements (2011)