Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Grade 12 equivalency

The BC Adult Graduation Diploma is for adult learners interested in completing the BC Ministry of Education secondary school requirements. This allows you to graduate from Grade 12 in preparation for post-secondary studies or entry to the workforce.

The BC Ministry of Advanced Education credential parallels the requirements of the Ministry of Education's Adult Graduation Diploma. Prior completion of all ABE Advanced Certificate program requirements is not mandatory. However, some courses for the Adult Graduation Diploma may have prerequisites.

Admission requirements

Please include the program admission form with your application.

Residency requirements

A minimum of one of the required courses must be completed through TRU (distance or on-campus).

Diploma requirements

Five courses, as follows:

English: ENGL 0601, Introduction to Literature or an approved Grade 12 Language Arts course

Mathematics (one): MATH 0523, Advanced Mathematics or ACCT 1211, Accounting I or an approved mathematics or accounting course at the Grade 11 level or higher (not recommended if you want to study at other post-secondary institutions; consult them regarding their entrance and program admission requirements and recommended courses)

Electives: BIOL 0601 General Biology, ENGL 0641 Survey of British Literature (if not used toward the English requirement), MATH 0633 Provincial Mathematics, or PHYS 0601 Senior Physics.

Consult a program advisor for a list of all other suitable electives.

Student responsibility

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select are appropriate for your program of study and educational goals.

If you proceed otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet program requirements and its credits may not applied toward your chosen credential, or you may be required to pay an additional transcript assessment fee.

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