- In order to graduate from a high school in Saskatchewan, students must complete at least 24 credits (courses) from Grade 10 to Grade 12.
- Some of these are compulsory courses (like English or History) and others are chosen by the student.
- The Saskatchewan Ministry of Learning may grant credit for classes completed in another country, but in many cases, it is strongly recommended that the student complete these classes again in Saskatchewan.
- Students who meet this standard are able to take part in their school's graduation ceremonies, which take place in May or June.
- Final marks for students are given by their high schools; provincial examinations are not normally used in city schools in Saskatchewan. These final marks are accepted by all universities in Canada and the USA.
- Saskatchewan schools do not issue an official diploma to graduating students, although some may present students with a souvenir document as part of the graduation ceremony.
- The official transcript (to be used for entrance to university) is issued by the provincial department of education called the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
- Transcripts can be requested at the following website:
Although students need only 24 credits to graduate from high school, they should be sure to check which courses are required to apply for a specific university and program of study.
Students may also be required to prove proficiency in English language through a standardized assessment tool. These requirements vary for each institution so students should be sure to check the requirements for each university they will be applying to.