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Out-of-Province Students

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From Sea to Sea to Sea

Canada is home to some of the most remarkable landscapes, traditions, and people in the world. At Virtual High School, we are proud to provide online education to students who represent Canada’s cultural mosaic and diverse experiences. We work hard to ensure that the Ontario curriculum is available to all students looking to expand their horizons and reach their potential.

Admission Requirements

Students who have completed prerequisite material in another province or territory that covers topics similar to those included in the Ontario curriculum may be eligible to have waivers for courses that have prerequisites. For courses without prerequisites, students are welcome to register and begin anytime!

Looking to complete credits without earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

Fill out a Prerequisite Waiver Application. The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted and approved by our Guidance Team before a student can complete the registration process.

Looking to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

Fill out an Equivalent Credit Assessment Application. Successfully completing any level of high school outside of Ontario may enable a student to receive equivalent credits that can count toward the OSSD. After an application has been reviewed, our Guidance Team will provide a detailed list of both the equivalent credits that have been granted and the credits that still need to be completed to fulfil the diploma requirements.

How to Register: Out-of-Province Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before a student can proceed to the next level in a subject area. If a student has not attended an Ontario curriculum high school before, they will need to complete a Prerequisite Waiver Application. Our Guidance Team will review the student’s academic documentation to determine if they have covered topics similar to those included in the Ontario curriculum in the selected subject area. If approved, a student may be granted a waiver to enrol in their chosen course.  
  • Students who plan to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and wish to receive credits for courses that they completed at a high school in another province or territory must submit an Equivalent Credit Assessment Application. This process allows our Guidance Team to appropriately place students into the Ontario education system as seamlessly as possible without having students repeat prerequisite material. Once an Equivalent Credit Assessment has been completed, the expectation is that all remaining OSSD requirements will be fulfilled through an Ontario high school.

    Without an Equivalent Credit Assessment, any courses that a student has previously completed at a school in their home province or territory will not count toward the OSSD. 

  • We want to make sure that our students can get started on their courses as soon as possible, so we guarantee that Prerequisite Waiver Applications will be reviewed within 3–5 business days and Equivalent Credit Assessment Applications will be processed within 5–7 business days. 
  • Absolutely! Our courses are fully accessible online, and all of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements can be completed in any province or territory. 
  • Yes, the OSSD is recognized at colleges and universities across Canada and around the world, so it is an excellent alternative for Quebec students looking for an option outside CEGEP. 

    Students who wish to have their Quebec credits count toward their OSSD should submit an Equivalent Credit Assessment to our Guidance Team prior to registering. 

  • All Canadian students are charged the same tuition rate for our courses.

    There are a few additional services which some students may require depending on their circumstances. Additional fees may apply in the following scenarios:

    • Equivalent Credit Assessments
    • Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) account creation
    • Post-secondary document requests
    • Courier fees for document transfers
    • Course transfers
    • Course extensions

    We do our best to make sure that we provide the most cost-effective solutions for our students wherever possible.

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