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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

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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 some campus locations. 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, Skills and Immigration and NSCC.

2022-23 programs

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

Availability

Blended delivery for this program at all campuses is pending Ministerial approval.

September 2022

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

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