Frequently Asked Questions

High school credit

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to take academic courses at Metro Continuing Education?

Metro’s Academic Success Programs welcome students of all ages. High school credit and non-credit courses are open to students looking to upgrade their marks as well as mature adult learners. Academic Success Programs also offer programs for high school, junior high and elementary students. You can browse and register for Metro’s academic courses online.

What is the difference between the Academic Success Programs and Adult Continuing Education?

The Academic Success Programs are offered to improve study skills and strategies to boost marks. Adult Continuing Education offers various personal and professional enrichment classes in areas such as languages, art, photography, and computers. Browse and register for courses online or call 780.428.1111 for more information.

I’m under 20 and not in school. I’d like to go back to school and take a high school credit course. What do I do?

Call 780.428.1111 to speak with a Metro counsellor, who will help you plan your high school program.

Do I need the prerequisite course?

Yes, if you are under 20 years old on September 1 of the current school year or if you are applying for a part-time bursary. If you do not currently attend an Edmonton Public Schools district school you must provide proof (report card or transcript) that you have the prerequisite course(s).

Does Metro offer part-time funding application and bursary assistance?

Yes, Metro does offer part-time funding application and bursary assistance. Bursaries are available for students taking high school credit courses. Experienced staff can assist you with the funding application process managed through Alberta Works. Applications need to be submitted six to eight weeks before classes begin. Students can pick up a funding information package from Metro’s Registration and Customer Service office during regular business hours. For further information on guidelines and eligibility, visit  Metro's Funding GuidelinesAlberta Learning Information Service (ALIS), or call 780.428.1111.


Where can I obtain my high school records?

If you have taken high school courses in Alberta, you can obtain a statement of marks from Alberta Education by using your myPass account.

If you took your high school courses in another province, contact the department of education in that province to obtain your high school records. If you have out-of-province documents (e.g., a transcript from another province) or if you received your education outside Alberta, call 780.428.1111. to speak with a counsellor for assistance in choosing the right courses.

What is an Adult High School Equivalency Diploma?

This is a recognized Alberta high school diploma awarded to adults who have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months. Although 100 credits are required to obtain a diploma, you may be awarded credits for adult education, age and/or extensive travel. You can apply for this diploma through Metro for a $60 processing fee. Call 780.428.1111 for more information.

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