Adult Dogwood Diploma Program

Adult Dogwood Diploma Program

An adult high school diploma is the British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD), also known as the “Adult Dogwood.”  It is for adult learners (18 and older) who want to take courses in order to complete high school and obtain their adult high school diploma.  Courses can be taken at school district continuing education centres and/or at one of the 18 public post-secondary institutions that delivers Adult Education programs across the province.

5 courses (20 credits)

Option 1 Option 2
English 12 or Communications 12 English 12 or Communications 12
Any Math 11 course Any Grade 12 course
Any Grade 12 course Any Grade 12 course
Any Grade 12 course Any Grade 12 course
Any Grade 12 course Any Grade 12 course
  • Students may start the Adult Graduation Program when they are 18 years old.
  • Courses must be developed by the Ministry of Education, not by the school, to be eligible for the Adult Graduation program.
  • Challenge Exams and External Credentials are acceptable ways of earning credit.
  • Two eligible courses taken during the regular Graduation Program may be transferred to the Adult Graduation Program.
  • Once a student has started a course, they may not switch to the Adult Graduation Program (or to the regular Graduation Program) mid-course.
  • Provincial Exams are not required for the Adult Graduation Program.
  • Students should check requirements for admission to post secondary institutions before enrolling in the Adult Graduation Program.