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GRADE 12 STUDY OPTION

AN ALTERNATIVE TO A DEC

Complete Grade 12 in Quebec in a college environment and advance to university in just 1 year.

We are still accepting applications for admission to some programs for Fall 2022  >  Apply online to secure your spot

About the program (NEW)

The Grade 12 Study Option program (GRA.12) at TAV College allows students to obtain an Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD) in a Quebec college while being taught by experienced college instructors. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with peers while following a regular daytime schedule.

The Grade 12 study option is a 1-year comprehensive program that satisfies the competencies that are necessary for university admissions in Quebec, Canada, the USA, and abroad*.

*Note that graduates from this program do not meet the admission requirements for direct entry to medicine, dentistry, or law.

WHY TAV COLLEGE?

  • This is the only Grade 12 program in Montreal that offers a real college experience.
  • The Sciences profile offers a hands-on experience in state-of-the-art science laboratories that are designed to adequately prepare students for integration into university studies in the health sciences and engineering.
  • Students are taught on-site, by experienced college instructors and have additional learning support offered by the College’s academic partner, the Ontario Virtual School (OVS).
  • Take advantage of our individualized academic advising and support.
  • Study in brand-new facilities.

Profiles Available

  • Sciences
  • Social Science: General 
  • Social Science: Commerce

 

ENGLISH ELIGIBILITY (Bill 101)

A certificate of English eligibility* is not required for this program.

*A certificate of English eligibility is a special authorization from the Government of Quebec that allows a student to study in the English language having newly arrived in Canada or studied previously in a French-language high school.

Program Overview

PROGRAM TYPE

Alternative Study

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Jan 25 (Winter)

            Aug 1 (Fall)

            *Late applications  

DURATION

1 Year

PROGRAM CAPACITY

90

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

            Nov 30 (Winter)

            May 15 (Fall)

            *Late applications  

PROGRAM CODE

012.TV

COMPLETION COMPETENCY

Synthesis Project

ADMISSION PROCESS

Apply online  

UNIQUE ADVANTAGES OF TAV COLLEGE

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HYBRID LEARNING MODEL

Our dynamic hybrid learning model offers full onsite lectures from experienced college professors and lab instructors.  Additionally, all registered students have access to online course content prepared by the Ontario Virtual School (OVS).

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ADVANCE TO UNIVERSITY

Our Grade 12 Study Option prepares students to apply to universities in Canada and abroad.

TAV College oversees all administrative and academic components of studies, including the invigilation of on-site exams, classwork, registration, and graduation.

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1 YEAR PROGRAM

This 1-year study option is a unique alternative to a Quebec diploma of college studies (DEC), which takes a minimum of 2 years to complete.

Satisfy the competencies that are necessary to gain admission to a university in just 1 year.

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ENRICHED LEARNING

This study option is of particular interest for high school graduates seeking a Grade 12 experience in a college environment. 

Our staff of dedicated and highly qualified teachers and administrators are available to support and facilitate the preparation for university studies.

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this program:

1. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS STUDY OPTION?

This 1-year study option is a unique alternative to a Quebec diploma of college studies (DEC). It enables students to complete a combination of general education (language of instruction, physical education, French as a second language), elective (3D printing technology), and science courses, which grants them the option of applying to university.

The advantages are the following:

  • Gain admission to a university after one year of post-high school studies rather than two years of CEGEP.
  • This study option offers a natural progression for students who are considering university studies outside of Quebec. It is versatile and able to be adapted to the students’ needs. For example, this year of study could be designed to prepare students for S.A.T.s (a standardized test used for most college admissions in the United States).
  • The hybrid-learning model offers full onsite enriched lectures combined with online recorded course delivery.
  • Network with other college students with similar academic ambitions.
  • Students have full access to all of TAV College’s facilities, services, and library.
  • Students are offered guidance and support with university applications.

 

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM?

The Grade 12 Study Option is available to any applicant who has obtained a Canadian Grade 11 diploma or its national/international equivalency.

  • Students must have the prerequisites to be admitted in each profile. An offer of admission is conditional upon transcript analysis. Students will be asked to submit their most recent transcript at the time of application.

Admission requirements

Sciences

  • Quebec Sec V high school diploma (or equivalent)* AND
  • Math:
    • Math TS 564-506 or SN 565-506 or Math 536 or the Cegep equivalent: Math 201-015-TV
  • Physics:
    • Physics 504 or Physics 534 or the Cegep equivalent: Physics 203-001-TV
  • Chemistry:
    • Chemistry 504 or Chemistry 534 or the Cegep equivalent: Chemistry 202-001-TV

Social Science: Commerce

  • Quebec Sec V high school diploma (or equivalent)* AND
  • Math:
    • Math TS 564-506 or SN 565-506 or Math 536 or the Cegep equivalent: Math 201-015-TV

Social Science: General

  • Quebec Sec V high school diploma (or equivalent)*.

*Certain exceptions may apply; please contact our Academic Advisor for more information regarding individual cases.

3. WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM GIVE STUDENTS?

In collaboration with the Ontario Virtual School (OVS), graduates from this program obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is internationally recognized and allows graduates to apply to universities in Canada, the United States, and/or abroad.

4. WILL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO SCIENCE LABS?

Yes! Students registered in the Science profile of the Grade 12 Study Option program will have access to our science laboratories and facilities.

Science courses will include a laboratory component. TAV College has 4 modern science labs with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The laboratory instructional activities have been designed to ensure that graduates can seamlessly integrate into university-level science programs.

5. CAN STUDENTS GET INTO A UNIVERSITY AFTER THIS PROGRAM?

Yes. The Ontario grade 12 secondary school diploma is considered an equal alternative to the Quebec pre-university DEC by university admission departments.

6. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Students are registered at TAV College in partnership with the Ontario Virtual School. Courses are taught onsite at TAV and are certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

7. WHAT IS THE TUITION FEE?

The total tuition fee for this 1-year program is $13,900.00 CAD. There will be a selected number of needs-based tuition reduction scholarships available, which are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

8. WOULD STUDENTS HAVE TO TAKE THE QUEBEC MINISTERIAL EXIT EXAM?

No.

9. Is english eligibility required for this program?

No. A certificate of eligibility is not required for this program. Anyone may apply, assuming they meet the requirements specified in question #2.

10. I want to go into the Sciences profile, but I did not take the prerequisite math, chemistry, and/or physics courses in high school. Can I still get into the Grade 12 Science program?

For this particular situation, you would have to undertake the one-year Springboard to DEC program in order to complete the mandatory prerequisite courses to be admitted into the Grade 12 Science profile.

11. Can I apply to the Grade 12 program even though I have not yet received my final high school grades and/or obtained my Quebec high school diploma?

Yes. You can apply to the program even if you are still in Grade 11 and are awaiting your final results. Note that there is a non-refundable $30 application fee.

12. Does this program allow me to retain a valid CAQ and study permit as an individual with international student status?

Yes. Assuming you have obtained a Quebec high school diploma (or the equivalent of), you are admitted into a regular Quebec college program in tandem with an Ontario curriculum.

13. How many students are generally in each class?

In general, you can expect to learn in a classroom of around 15 – 20 peers.

14. Can I choose my own courses? Or is it a set curriculum?

For the time being, we have a set curriculum in order to offer you the optimal academic plan for your success. However, if you are undertaking a course and you are not satisfied with it, you can meet with your academic advisor to discuss alternative options.

15. If I don’t pass my sec V French courses, am I still eligible for admission to the program?

Yes. If you are an international student who requires a CAQ and a student visa, you will have to fulfill additional requirements. Please contact the program’s Academic Advisor, Valerie Svitanko, at v.svitanko@tav.ca 

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Updated: April 29, 2022

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