Adult Learning Program (ALP)

Complete your High School Graduation Diploma for Adults.

Start Date:
Varies
Duration:
Varies depending on the course load and progress of student
Credential:
N.S. High School Graduation Diploma for Adults
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)Part-time (In-class • Online • Combined In-class/Online • Evening)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2016 Akerley Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Annapolis Valley Campus • Middleton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Burridge Campus • Yarmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus • Springhill • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Kingstec Campus • Kentville • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Pictou Campus • Stellarton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Shelburne Campus • Shelburne • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Truro Campus • Truro • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.
Part-time • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Completing a high school diploma is an important first step that provides the qualifications you need to prepare for a range of rewarding programs and career paths. The Adult Learning Program (ALP) is a unique program designed to meet the needs of adult learners who do not have a high school diploma. You can start the program throughout the year (as seats become available).

If you already have some Grade 11 or 12 credits, they can count towards your diploma. Other credits you may have - from vocational school, colleges, or universities - may be accepted as transfer credits. Credits may also be granted through a process of recognizing prior learning (RPL). Documentation of all previous credits is required. For further details, contact the Adult Learning Program at the campus of your choice.

Explore this program on YouTube ยป

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

  1. 1
    Favourite"I can do most of my work at home and at my own pace."
  2. 2
    Why Take It"You get lots of support and respect from faculty and among students."
  3. 3
    Why Take It"It opens up the door for almost everything you've dreamed of."

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be out of school for at least one year, and not have previously completed a high school diploma.
  • To be admitted to this program, all students must meet with a counsellor to complete an assessment process.

Choose NSCC

  • Our counsellors and instructors understand that, as an adult returning to learning, you have unique needs. Each student is assigned a Faculty Advisor, who provides support throughout the program. Our ALP team helps you prepare, plan, and pursue your learning to achieve your individual career and academic goals.
  • You study in a college environment, where people are engaged in learning skills in a variety of occupational areas. If you're thinking of going on to further studies, this may help you to decide on your future.

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study. You have the option to complete your program in-class, online, or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.
  • Evening classes are available at the following campuses: Cumberland (Amherst Learning Centre), Institute of Technology, Kingstec, Marconi and Truro campuses. Contact the campus for more Information about courses and times available.
  • If you apply for the part-time study option, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary, and depend on the schedule you choose and number of courses you complete each term.

Other Info

  • Tuition & Fees – For eligible students (non-international), there is no Tuition cost, College Services Fee, or Student Association Membership Fee for this program. However, there is a cost for the required Student Health & Dental Benefits that are provided to all full-time students. ALP students can opt-out of the Student Health & Dental Plan if they already have coverage. Alternatively, they can have this fee covered by NSCC for one year (upon completion of the first three months of the program). For metro campuses only, students are required to purchase a Metro Transit U-Pass. International students are required to pay international student tuition and program fees.
  • Required textbooks are available for loan (at no charge to the student). Students also have the option to purchase textbooks.
  • Students who already have a Department of Education recognized high school graduation diploma are not eligible for ALP. Students who need additional High School credits, but already have a high school diploma should apply to the Academic & Career Connections Program.

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

    Visit NSCC » Campus Tour
  2. 2

    Application Process

    Who Can ApplyHow to Apply
  3. 3
Was this page helpful?
Your feedback will help improve this website