Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

Who can Enroll

Eligibility for the Independent Study Option

Students attending school who wish to take courses by Independent Study must ensure that the registration form is:

  • Approved by the school facilitator
  • Approved by the parent/guardian if the student is under the age 18

Students not attending school who are of compulsory school age (7 to 17 years) must ensure that their registration form is signed by a parent or guardian. They are also required to officially register an educational plan with the:

Provincial Home Schooling Office
Independent Education Unit
Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment Branch
Manitoba Education and Training
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J5
Telephone: 204-945-8138, Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 Ext. 8138
Fax: 204-948-3870
Email: homeschooling@gov.mb.ca

Students not attending school who are 18 years of age and older may take Independent Study courses to attain a Manitoba credit for Grade 9 to 12 courses.

  • Transcripts are only required if the student has not graduated from a Manitoba High School or a Manitoba Adult Education Centre or the equivalent programs in other provinces.
  • Students who have graduated do not need to supply a transcript if they are:
    • taking a course to upgrade a course mark,
    • taking a course to meet post-secondary entrance requirements, or
    • taking a course for personal or professional reasons.

Manitoba Students temporarily outside of the province (i.e. Athletic, exchange programs etc.) who wish to continue schooling while outside the province on a temporary basis and have a permanent Manitoba residence address, are eligible to apply to ISO as a resident and pay resident registration fees. Mailing services for course materials, assignments and official documents will be provided only within Canada.

Former Manitoba Students living in Canada who have achieved some Manitoba high school credits may apply to the DLU. Students will be required to pay non-resident tuition fees and are to speak with a Distance Learning Consultant in regards to course selection prior to registration and to determine the support services available. Materials will be mailed to students in Canada only. The Distance Learning Unit will issue diplomas to students who are former residents, who have achieved previous Manitoba credits and are living in Canada.

Canadian residents who are not current or former Manitoba students may apply to the DLU. Students will be required to pay non-resident tuition fees are to speak with a Distance Learning Consultant in regards to course selection prior to registration and to determine support services available. Materials will be mailed to students in Canada only. The Distance Learning Unit will not issue diplomas to students who are not current or former residents and who have not achieved previous Manitoba credits.

International students who are living in Canada can register for the ISO. If the International student resides in Manitoba, resident fees are applicable. If the international student resides in Canada, but outside of Manitoba, non-resident fees are applicable. Students are to speak with a Distance Learning Consultant (if not attending school) or the ISO school facilitator in regards to course selection prior to registration and to determine support services available. Materials will be mailed to students within Canada only. DLU will not continue services to international students upon their return to their home country.

International Students who are not currently living in Canada and former Manitoba students now living outside Canada are not eligible for ISO courses.

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