Diploma of College Studies Requirements

SSD stands for Secondary or High School Diploma

DVS stands for Diploma of Vocational Studies

DCS stands for Diploma of College Studies

A DCS is awarded to the student:

that has reached the general education objectives by passing all of the following courses:

  • 4 courses in language and literature (9 1/3 credits)
  • 3 courses in philosophy or humanities (6 1/3 credits)
  • 2 second language courses (4 credits)
  • 3 physical education courses (3 credits)
  • 2 complementary courses (4 credits)

that has reached the specific education objectives by passing all of the following courses:

  • pre-university program courses (between 28 and 32 credits) or
  • technical program courses (between 45 and 65 credits)

that has passed the ministry exit exam in language and literature

and that has passed the local comprehensive assessment related to each program.