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Ontario Secondary School Diploma Equivalents

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Equivalents

Applicants who do not hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) are asked to present a credential that is equivalent to the OSSD from the educational system which they attended.

Centennial College expects individuals applying for admission to its post-secondary programs to present at minimum the following credentials in addition to the academic prerequisites, including specific course(s), minimum grades and non-academic requirements:

High School Outside Ontario and in Canada

Province Equivalent Diploma

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island

Grade 12
Quebec Secondary School Diploma Granted General Education/Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires (DES)

International Credentials

Country Minimum Credential Required
Afghanistan Baccalauria
Albania Certificate of Maturity
Algeria Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire du Second Degré’ or Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Angola Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Antigua and Barbuda See Commonwealth Caribbean
Argentina Bachillerato
Australia Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12 Certificate) (HSC, VCE and TCE)
Bahamas See Commonwealth Caribbean
Bahrain General Certificate of Secondary Education
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) (12 years of study
Barbados See Commonwealth Caribbean
Belize See Commonwealth Caribbean
Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate, Indian School Certificate
Brazil For Certificate/Diploma programs: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio (Segundo Grau before 1997)
For Degree programs: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio (Segundo Grau before 1997) + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam)
Brunei Darrussalam Cambridge General Certificate of Education A Levels
Burma (Myanmar) High School Examination
Chile For Certificate/Diploma programs: Licencia de Educación Media
For Degree programs: Licencia de Educación Media + Prueba de Aptítud académica (PAA)
China For Certificate/Diploma programs: Senior High School Graduation Examination
For Degree programs: Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations
Colombia Bachillerato For degree programs: First-year standing from a recognized university
Commonwealth Caribbean The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or the GCSE Ordinary (O) Level examinations plus the GCE Advanced (A) Level examinations or a Preliminary Year at the University of the West Indies or equivalent
Czech Republic Maturitni Vysvedceni (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
El Salvador Bachillerato
France Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Germany Allgemeine Hochschulreife/Abitur
Ghana Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations or West African Examinations Council Senior/Higher School Certificate
Greece For Certificate/Diploma programs:
After 1999: Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou.
Before 1999: Apolytirion of Lykeio + General Entrance Examination
Grenada See Commonwealth Caribbean
Guyana See Commonwealth Caribbean
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary HKDSE Education
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (All India Senior School Certificate) awarded by CBSE/Indian School Certificate awarded by CICSE with excellent results including all program requirements or (Year 12 State Board Exams (Higher Secondary School Certificate) with high standing may also be considered)
Indonesia Ijazah – Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) Academic Upper Secondary School Diploma
Ijazah – Madrasah Aliyah (CMA) Islamic Upper Secondary School Diploma
Iran High School Diploma (Diplom-Metevaseth)
Iraq Sixth Form Baccalauréat
Israel Bagrut (Matriculation)
Italy Diploma di Maturità or Diploma di Esame di Stato
Jamaica See Commonwealth Caribbean
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Graduate Certificate)
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kazakhstan Svidetel’stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education)
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Kuwait General Certificate of Secondary Education
Lebanon General Certificate of Secondary Education
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
Maldives Higher Secondary School Certificate, International General Certificate of Secondary Education A Levels
Mexico Bachillerato
Mongolia Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
Morocco Baccalauréat
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate, Proficiency Certificate or Intermediate Certificate
Nigeria West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate (SSSC) and NECO National Examination Council
Norway Vitnemål Fra Videregående Skolen
Oman General Certificate of Secondary Education
Pakistan Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate
Panama Bachillerato
Peru Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa/Diploma du Aptitud Profesional
Philippines Second-year standing from a recognized university
Poland Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci
Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundário (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Qatar Diploma de Bacalaureat
Romania Diploma de Bacalaurea
Russian Federation Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education)
Saudi Arabia General Certificate of Secondary Education
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge GCSE Ordinary ‘O’ Level and GCE Advanced Level examinations
Somalia Secondary School Leaving Certificate
South Korea Kodung Hakkyo Choreupchang (High School Graduate Certificate)
Spain Título de Bachillerato
Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education
Sweden Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola
Syria General Certificate of Secondary Education
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE
Thailand Upper Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)
United Kingdom and Commonwealth
  • The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and the GCE Advanced Level Examinations (U.K. Examining boards)
  • The Cambridge International Exam (CIE)/Cambridge Higher School Certificate
  • The West African School (WASC) and Senior Secondary School Leaving (WASSC) Certificates
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
  • Hong Certificate and Higher Certificate of Education
  • Scottish Certificate of Higher Education
United States For Certificate/Diploma programs: High School Diploma
For Degree programs: High School Diploma + SAT 1: Reasoning Test with minimum score of 550 in each SAT1 Verbal and SAT 1 mathematics is recommended (APs and ACT scores will also be considered)
Venezuela For Certificate/Diploma programs: Bachillerato
For Degree programs: Bachillerato + first-year standing from a recognized university
Vietnam Bang Tôt Nghiêp Phô Thông Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Yemen General Certificate of Secondary Education
Zimbabwe Cambridge School Certificate and Higher School Certificate

Minimum Credential Required for International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completion of the diploma, including English and any other required courses with passes in at least six subjects: Three Higher Level and three Standard Level. Please submit your transcript directly to the Enrolment Services Office, Centennial College. International students should submit their documents to International Office