QUESTION: If my admission will be based on only 12U credit courses or standardized tests written in my last year of home schooling, then how do I structure the earlier high school years?
With many Ontario universities accepting the “Top Six” for university entrance, you do not have to take all 30 credits required by the provincial high school diploma (OSSD) to gain admission to an Ontario university. In many cases, simply taking six 12U courses is acceptable. Here are some schools that offer 12U credits through distance learning.
During March Break you can be sure there will be plenty of representation from academic departments, the student union, clubs and services to answer your questions and sell their school. But the March Break experience isn’t always the most accurate representation of daily life at university.
The vast majority of Ontario universities require ENG4U to be included in your Top Six admissions average if English is your first language. But, there are 3 general exceptions to this rule:
If you have been doing self-study at home, enrolled at a non-accredited private school or program, following a well-known curriculum program that does not lead to a government diploma, or learning through travel and experiences, you can apply to university under the category of homeschooler.
For a couple of years now I’ve been casually mentioning on various message boards that there’s “some school just west of Toronto” who has been open and welcoming to having homeschoolers participate in their AP exams. Allow me to now formally share the details: