Ontario Secondary School
Diploma Requirements (OSSD)
The requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma are:
The 18 Compulsory Credit Requirements
Broken down into the following components
ONE credit from each of these three groups:
1 additional credit in English or French as a Second Language, or a Native language, or a classical or an international language, or social sciences and the humanities (family studies, philosophy, world religions), or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education.
1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French as a Second Language, or cooperative education.
1 additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12) or technological education (Grades 9 to 12), or French as a Second Language, or computer studies, or cooperative education.
Optional credit requirements
The 12 optional credits may include up to 4 credits earned through approved dual credit courses.