Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit Courses assist secondary students in the completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and help them make successful transitions to college and apprenticeship programs. They provide students with an opportunity to enroll in a college course while they are still working towards their high school diploma.

These programs are called “dual credit” because high school students can take one college course and earn a credit that is recognized by two institutions – the college recognizes the course and counts it towards a certificate, diploma or degree and the student’s high school recognizes the credit and counts it as an optional (elective) credit towards his/her diploma. In cases where the dual credit course is tied to an apprenticeship program delivered at the college, successful completion counts towards the student’s apprenticeship certification (e.g., Level 1).

Application Process

  1. Select the college dual credit(s) of your choice
  2. Fill out the YCDSB Dual Credit Application Form for your selected college

Note: Please apply early as seats are limited. If all seats are filled you will be placed on a waiting list. Courses are subject to cancellation based on enrolment.

Application Deadlines

  • First Semester: September 6th
  • Second Semester: June 1st

College Partners

  • Centennial College Dual Credit Program
  • Humber College Dual Credit Program
  • Seneca College Dual Credit Program

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