Admission Requirements

Am I eligible? What requirements do I need?

Our nine school boards provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for all adults, whether it is to complete:

Academic courses towards obtaining a high school diploma

Prerequisites for CEGEP, vocational training, or other post-secondary education

Acquire basic language skills in English or French

Admission requirements

All our academic courses are available to students 16 years of age or older by June 30th of the scholastic year of entry.

Please contact our centres for more information on the academic courses offered at our nine school boards.


Registration at all our centres is ongoing. Please visit our centres to register for one of our programs.

Important documents to bring when registering:

Birth certificate (Long Form), Quebec Medicare card or driver’s license, and MEES transcript or most recent report card.

Birth certificate (Long Form), Quebec Medicare card or driver’s license, proof of residence, and MEES transcript or most report card.

Translated birth certificate (Long Form), permanent resident card (with landed papers) or Canadian citizenship card, Quebec Medicare card or driver’s license, Quebec Selection Certificate (QSC) or proof of residence, and MEES transcript or most report card. Comparative evaluation for studies done outside of Québec or placement exam(s) may be required.

  • Valid Medicare card
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Municipal or school tax bill
  • Hydro Québec or telephone bill
  • Lease
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Magazine subscription
  • Notice of assessment from Revenu Quebec




If you require academic accommodations (e.g., extra time to complete exams, electronic readers, etc.) please bring your Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or other documentation to your registration appointment.

If you are an international student, you must register at one of our international centres (list contact info of all international centres below).

Equivalency/Placement Tests

General Education Development

General Educational Development, or GED, is a secondary school equivalency test that certifies high-school level education and academic skills. It is a series of five tests covering five different subject areas. The test must be taken in person at a designated GED testing centre, and once the test is successfully completed, the learner earns a High School Equivalency Certificate.

In Quebec, in order to take the GED you need to be at least 16 years of age, a Canadian Citizen or 6-month resident. Quebec does not require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom. However, studying in a classroom setting is a good opportunity to get up to speed on the topics and areas you’ll find on the GED® test. In Quebec, the application to write the GED® test is $35. This is the same amount to rewrite a test. Feel free to call the Quebec administrator office to learn more about retaking the test. In Quebec you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it. Quebec test-takers must score a 450 out of a possible 800 on each of the five subject area tests and 2250 on the entire test battery (all five parts combined). In Quebec, you’re currently required to wait 180 days before taking the test again.In Quebec, there is no time requirement to complete all subject area tests to get credentialed, also known as the Quebec Certificat d’Equivalence d’Etudes Secondaires. In Quebec, you can also take the GED® test in French.

For more information, please contact one of our centres.

Adult Education

Are you looking to complete a High School Diploma, pre-requisites for CEGEP or University, or to improve your language skills?