Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Completion Requirements

Students require an OSSD to enter universities or colleges in Canada and the U.S.  The OSSD is granted to students who earn a minimum of 30 credits.  Transfer credits are awarded for previous successfully completed courses at other schools.  Therefore, students have only to take the courses required to obtain the remaining credits needed for graduation.  To receive the OSSD, students must:

  • Complete 18 compulsory and 12 optional credits

  • Complete 40 hours of community involvement activities

  • Pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test written after completing Grade 9

  • Students must complete at least 30 credits (courses) at the secondary school level

  • Each credit has 110 instructional hours

  • Graduates may study up to 330 hours (110 hours×3) of Mathematics which include Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors and Data Management

  • University preparatory graduates are awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

University Admission
  • OSSD graduates apply to university for admission with no public examination

  • OSSD graduates need to submit the final marks of at least 6 of their courses taken from Princeton Academy of Canada to be admitted to university

  • Students must hold an OSSD that includes at least 6 Grade 12/University Preparatory level credits

Ontario is the Most Popular Destination for International Students
  • Over 60% of international students in Canada study in Ontario

  • Ontario has the largest number of universities (20) and post-secondary colleges (24) in Canada