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The Ontario Secondary School Certificate will be granted on request to students who leave school before earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, provided that they have earned a minimum of 14 credits distributed as follows:

Compulsory Credits (total of 7)
2 credits in English
1 credit in Canadian Geography
or Canadian History
1 credit in Mathematics
1 credit in Science
1 credit in Health and Physical Education
1 credit in the Arts or Technological Education

Optional credits (total of 7)
7 credits selected by the student from available courses. The provisions for making substitutions for compulsory credits (described in Section 3.2: Substitutions for Compulsory Courses) also apply to the Ontario Secondary School Certificate