We have two options available to help you complete high school and prepare for college:
- CollegeReady for the Mature Student Test
- GEDReady for High School Equivalency
Our programs will help you meet the eligibility requirements for college entrance and help you succeed in college. Our Student Engagement Coordinator will help you determine which option will best meet your needs.
CollegeReady for the Mature Student Test
If you haven't completed high school, you can still apply to college and write the Mature Student Test for entrance. Depending on the college program you choose, you may have to pass a test in English (reading and writing) or mathematics. You can prepare for this test by registering for our CollegeReady program.
Our GEDReady program will prepare you to write the GED for your high school equivalency. College programs accept the GED as a high school equivalent. For some programs, particularly in the health field, additional science or math may be required. Read More.
Our programs are convenient:
- We offer full-time and part-time classes
- We offer continuous intake – start any week (subject to available space)
Frequently asked questions:
What type of identification is required?
You must provide a valid social insurance number and photo ID to validate your date of birth and mailing address to participate in any PALC program.
Do I need to have a computer to participate in PALC programs?
PALC offers in-person classes and has a computer lab available for students to do research and complete assignments.
Are any classes virtual only?
Currently all PALC programs are being delivered in-person. Virtual classes are not being offered at this time.
I'm a second language learner. Do I need to provide proof of my CLBA test results?
Yes. You must have attained a CLBA level 6 in speaking and listening, and you need to be able to provide a copy of your CLBA test results. Note that reading and writing will be assessed before program entry.
What are the different goals that a GED can help me prepare for?
Successfully passing your GED will prepare you for employment, post-secondary, or apprenticeship goal paths. Speak with our Client Relations Specialist for more information.
Is the GED recognized by Apprenticeship Programs?
Yes, Apprenticeship Programs that require Grade 12 recognize the GED as equivalent.
Will the GED allow me to enter College Programs?
The GED will allow you to access some college programs without further testing. For other programs, you also may need to complete a Mature Student Test to gain entrance. Your instructor will work with you to ensure you are ready for both if necessary.
Do you offer credit courses?
PALC does not offer credit courses; however, we can help you prepare to enter certain credit courses. Speak to our Client Relations Specialist to find out more or to determine whether GEDReady is a faster way for you to attain your high school equivalency.
What are your program hours? Do I have to attend all classes?
Program hours are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must be able to attend class each day.
Would you like to register for our CollegeReady program?
Please click on the Register Now button or call call us at the numbers listed below.