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2021-22 program delivery

To ensure we can safely offer the high-quality learning you expect, we’ve changed how some programs will be delivered. Please visit the “locations & availability” tab to view current program delivery.

Adult Learning Program - Academic Upgrading

Upgrade your high school courses or pick up the missing credits you need for post-secondary study.

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Start Date:
Varies
Typical Length:
Varies depending on the course load and progress of student (Varies for part-time studies)
Credential:
 

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Overview

If you're already a high school graduate and want to upgrade or pick up missing credits needed for post-secondary study, this program might be for you.

ALP – Academic Upgrading offers:

  • $0 cost tuition (for a maximum of two courses)
  • The opportunity to study part-time
  • Two start dates throughout the year: Fall and Winter

You learn alongside fellow students who are either upgrading or working towards earning their Nova Scotia High School Diploma for Adults.

Study options

  • This program is only available for part-time study.
  • You have the option to complete your program in-class or online.
    • Courses vary from campus to campus; not all courses are available at all campus locations.
  • Evening classes are available at the following campuses: Akerley, Burridge, Cumberland (Amherst Learning Centre), Institute of Technology, Kingstec, Marconi, Pictou and Truro. Contact the campus for more information about courses and times available.

Other info

  • Course selection - as a second part to the admissions and enrolment process, we'll help you determine your next steps and provide you with details on the course selection process and registration.
    • There is a two-course limit for this program.
  • Applicants to ALP – Academic Upgrading who have IPPs on their high school diploma will be referred to the campus for further assessment in literacy and numeracy.
  • This is a Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning program supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and NSCC.

2021-22 programs

Program delivery may be subject to change based on Public Health guidelines.

September 2021

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Akerley Campus Dartmouth Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Waitlist
Annapolis Valley Campus Middleton Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Burridge Campus Yarmouth Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Cumberland Campus Classes at Amherst Learning Centre Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
eCampus -- Part time Online – Asynchronous Online – AsynchronousDelivered fully online with no scheduled classes. Waitlist
Institute of Technology Campus Halifax Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Waitlist
Kingstec Campus Kentville Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Lunenburg Campus Bridgewater Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Marconi Campus Sydney Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Pictou Campus Stellarton Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available
Strait Area Campus/Online Port Hawkesbury Part time Blended BlendedDelivered through a combination of in-person and scheduled online classes. Seats available
Truro Campus Truro Part time In-class In-classDelivered in-person. Some courses may have online elements. Seats available

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, or refugee/protected persons status.
    • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the following English Language requirement: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) – minimum Level 6, or equivalent.
  • Applicants must reside in Nova Scotia.
  • Applicants who do not have a high school diploma should visit Adult Learning Program ALP

Tuition, fees and program costs

  • Tuition – for eligible students, there is no tuition cost, college services fee or student association membership fee for this program.
  • Fees – for metro campuses only, students are required to purchase a Metro Transit U-Pass. View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.
  • Adult Learning Program (ALP) - Academic Upgrading

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