Adult education allows its graduates to move on to all sorts of training and education programs, whether it’s vocational, college or university (under certain conditions).
In addition, a graduate can also register for an Attestation of College Studies (AEC) in cégep. Indeed, if the adult has completed their high school diploma without being in full-time studies (less than 36 credits in the last 12 months), they can then register as specified by the education ministry:
- The student must have interrupted their full-time studies or pursued post-secondary studies for at least two consecutive sessions.
- Only fall and winter sessions are considered. What’s more, a combination of interrupting their studies and post-secondary studies is accepted.
- Studies leading to a diploma of vocational studies (DEP- diplôme d’études professionnelles) are considered as post-secondary studies for the holders of a high school diploma.
Source: Article 2.3.2 of the reference guide– La gestion du dossier de l’élève de l’admission à la sanction, édition de décembre 2016, by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.