Diploma Exams Quick Facts for Students and Parents/Guardians

Grade 12 Diploma Exams Quick Facts for Students and Parents/Guardians  

What are diploma exams?  Diploma exams are administered to students in select Grade 12 courses and have three 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. 

When are diploma exams administered?  Diploma exams are administered annually in January, April, June, August, and November according to the schedule posted in the General Information Bulletin at .
Are there any practice questions available to students before writing diploma exams?  Yes. Students can try out the released questions from previous diploma exams that are located at . 
How will results from diploma exams be shared with students?  Approximately 3 weeks after the administration of diploma exams, student results are available on myPass at For assistance with myPass, contact the Client Services Help Desk at 780-427-5318 (Dial 310-0000 to be connected toll-free from outside the Edmonton area.)  
Want to know more?  More information and resources for diploma exams are available on the Alberta Education website at . The personal information collected in the Diploma Examination Program is collected pursuant to section 33(c)  of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSA 2000, C. F-25). This information will be used for the purpose of administering the Diploma Examination Program as well as support programs and policy evaluation and measurement.  
Questions regarding the program and the collection, use and disclosure of information may be directed to the Director, Diploma Examination Program, System Excellence, Alberta Education, 6th Floor, 10044 -108 Street, 44 Capital Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T5J  5E6 or by telephone at 780-422-5160. (Dial 310-0000 to be connected toll-free from outside the Edmonton area.)