Student Services

Supports to help you pursue academic and personal success

Metro Continuing Education is here to support you with your academic goals.

 

 

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Academic Students

Academic, post-secondary and personal counselling support is available for all Metro students.

Academic Students

For any inquiries about the Alberta High School courses you have already completed, please access MyPass. MyPass is Alberta Education’s self service website for:

  • Ordering transcripts
  • Viewing diploma exam marks
  • Registering to write or rewrite diploma exams
  • Viewing and printing Detailed Academic Reports (DAR)
  • Viewing progress toward a credential (diploma or certificate)
  • Ordering additional copies of an awarded credential
  • Receiving notifications for important messages

Are you interested in earning your Alberta High School Diploma?

You can review requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma: Graduation Requirements and the options for an Equivalency Diploma on the Alberta Education website.

Are you a mature student?

You can check on the Alberta Education website to find out if you are a Mature Student. Mature students are not required to have the prerequisites in order to take a course. Courses build upon themselves so it will be helpful to have the prerequisite courses but it is not mandatory. We encourage everyone to review the curriculum of the prerequisite courses before registering in the next course. You can find the program of study for all high school courses here.

Important Facts for Mature Students

  • Make sure to read Alberta Education’s website to make sure you have all the information you need for Academic upgrading if you are 20 or older.
  • If you are 20 years or older, you may be accepted to post-secondary institutions with less than the standard five 30-level classes. For example, for an arts degree at MacEwan University, if you meet the mature student requirements you may be admitted with only English 30-1 (admission requirements are subject to change).
  • Students 19 years and older or those who have a high school diploma on September 1st of the current school year may take their diploma exam mark as their final mark in a high school course. If this applies to you and your diploma mark is higher than your course average, it will automatically stand as your final grade.

 


 

Funding for Foundational Learning Assistance Program

Funding for Foundational Learning Assistance ProgramPart-time Study – Academic only

  • Foundational Learning Assistance programs help adult Albertans upgrade their foundational skills to pursue further education or to find employment.
  • The bursary may cover the cost of tuition, books, monthly child care costs and other exceptional expenses for students who are eligible.
  • Funding and space in classes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis for eligible students.
To qualify, you must fit the following criteria
  • A Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or a refugee who has been accepted to apply for permanent residency in Canada and is legally entitled to work and study in Canada.
  • Over 20 years old and meet the Government of Alberta income thresholds:
    Household
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    Net income35,00040,00045,00050,00055,00060,000
  • Ready, willing and able to attend classes
  • Must have completed a Career Investigation Report which identifies the student’s career goal
If eligible, you can apply during the following time frames

Part-Time Bursary Application Acceptance Dates

Semester 1 and Quarter 1June 15, 2022 - September 2, 2022
Quarter 2August 15, 2022 - November 4, 2022
Semester 2 and Quarter 3November 4, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Quarter 4January 25, 2023 - April 14, 2023

How to apply

* Please note that the process for applying has changed

Step 1: MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) account

  • Students who are wanting to apply for funding for school need to set up a verified MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) account. You can find out more about the MADI account here. If you need assistance with a MADI account, please contact myalbertaaid@gov.ab.ca or call 1-844-643-2789.
  • Please note that you will need either a Driver's License or a Provincial ID card in order to create a verified MADI account.
  • If you need to get an Alberta ID card you can find instructions here.

Step 2: Meet with a Metro Student Advisor

In order to ensure you are eligible and there is space in the program you wish to attend, please call 780-428-1111 to book an appointment with a Metro Student Advisor. The Student Advisor will confirm your enrolment before you can proceed with a funding application and will provide next steps in the application process. Funding approval is granted by the Foundational Learning Assistance program.


Funding for Foundational Learning Assistance ProgramFull-time Study – ESL only

  • Foundational Learning Assistance programs help students to build their foundational competencies to pursue further education or to find employment.
  • The bursary may cover the cost of tuition, books, standard living costs, monthly child care costs and other exceptional expenses for students who are eligible
  • Funding is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis for eligible students.
To qualify, you must fit the following criteria
  • A Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or a refugee who has been accepted to apply for permanent residency in Canada and is legally entitled to work and study in Canada.
  • Ready, willing and able to attend classes
  • Students must demonstrate they have a financial need to access the program. Existing household resources will be used to calculate financial need.
If eligible, you can apply during the following time frames

Now until April 15, 2022

How to apply

* Please note that the process for applying has changed

Step 1: MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) account

  • Students who are wanting to apply for funding for school need to set up a verified MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) account. You can find out more about the MADI account here. If you need assistance with a MADI account, please contact myalbertaaid@gov.ab.ca or call 1-844-643-2789.
  • Please note that you will need either a Driver's License or a Provincial ID card in order to create a verified MADI account.
  • If you need to get an Alberta ID card you can find instructions here.

Step 2: Meet with a Metro Student Advisor

In order to ensure you are eligible and there is space in the program you wish to attend, please call 780-428-1111 to book an appointment with a Metro Student Advisor. The Student Advisor will confirm your enrolment before you can proceed with a funding application and will provide next steps in the application process. Funding approval is granted by the Foundational Learning Assistance program.

Have questions about Metro’s programs?

Please contact Metro’s Customer Service at 780-428-1111 or metro@epsb.ca

Have questions about the new funding application process?

Please contact the Government of Alberta at 780-427-3722


 

Equivalency Diploma

An equivalency diploma is an option for people who have reached 18 years of age and who have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months. While you still need 100 high school credits, you no longer need to have as many grade 12 courses. You can also earn credits from life experience, living abroad, or education you’ve had outside of high school. If you think this may be a suitable option for you, please see the Alberta Education website High School Equivalency Diploma page.

Post-Secondary Planning

Post-secondary institutions have advisors to help you. Make sure you book an appointment with an advisor to discuss specific requirements for your program of choice. Advisors can answer questions about mature student status and important entrance requirements. 

External resources: University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT, NorQuest, Concordia, King’s University

 

FAQs

For more information, visit our FAQs page.