Diploma exams

Resources to help students prepare to write diploma exams and information for exam administrators.

Services and information

General information about Grade 12 diploma exams, including information on marking, weighting, and how to get your results.

Guides, exemplars, rules, and other information to help students prepare for Grade 12 diploma exams.

Find forms and learn how the Alberta government works to ensure exam fairness and consistency.

COVID-19 response

Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled in June 2020. Under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. Students wishing to do so should speak to their teacher and school administrator.

Students are no longer attending classes for the 2019-20 school year. At home learning continues for students. We are working with school jurisdictions across the province on a re-entry plan for the 2020-21 school year. Further details will be shared as soon as they are available.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.


The Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program has 3 main purposes:

  • to certify the level of individual student achievement in selected Grade 12 courses
  • to ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained
  • to report individual and group results

Find out more about Diploma exams.