Offers Flexibility and Greater Opportunities
We take full advantage of Ontario's secondary education system to offer courses on a semester and credit basis. Students need a minimum of 30 credits to complete their high school education and earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Columbia recognizes and awards credits for successfully completed high school courses taken in the students' home country. Thus, students only have to complete the remaining courses needed to meet the outstanding credits. This credit system, coupled with our semester programming, allows international students to pace their studies according to their academic ability and to take courses that match their personal interests.
Best Pathway to Top Universities
|3 or 4 years of Undergraduate Studies|
Based on final marks of 6 university preparatory courses at Columbia,
our graduates qualify to seek direct admission to first-year degree programs
at universities in
Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand
No Public Examination
Receive Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) upon completion of 30 credits
Credits are awarded for previous successfully completed high school courses
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Completion Requirements
Students require the OSSD to enter universities or colleges in North America. The OSSD is granted to students who earn a minimum of 30 credits. Credits are awarded for previous successfully completed courses. Thus students have to only take the courses required to obtain the remaining credits needed for graduation. To receive the OSSD, students must: