​​​Note | Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. The Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

The weighting of diploma exams will return to 30% effective September 1, 2023. Students who wrote a diploma exam or completed a diploma exam course in 2022-23 may still be eligible for the 20% weighting that applied last year. For more information about these special circumstances, see the Diploma exam weighting overview fact sheet.
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English Language Arts 30–1
  • English Language Arts 30–2
  • Français 30–1
  • French Language Arts 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–2
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30–1
  • Social Studies 30–2

If you have any questions, please contact your school.

Exam Schedule

Grade 12 Diploma Exams 2022-2023

Due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is taking a measured approach to returning to the 30% weighting of diploma exams. For the 2022-2023 school year, diploma exams will only count towards 20% of students’ final grades. The weighting of diploma exams will return to 30% effective September 1, 2023.  

Students who wrote a diploma exam or completed a diploma exam course in 2021-2022 may still be eligible for the 10% weighting that applied last year. For more information about these special circumstances, see the Diploma exam weighting overview fact sheet (PDF, 67 KB).

For the most up-to-date information and additional details for writing Diploma Exams, please visit the Alberta Education website: https://www.alberta.ca/writing-diploma-exams.aspx

CBe-learn students currently registered in courses that require a diploma exam will be writing exams at Lord Shaughnessy High School (2336 53 Ave SW). 

STEP 1: Book Your Exam


All students who are registered in a Diploma-level class at CBe-learn, and are writing the diploma for the first time, will automatically have an exam sent to CBe-learn. Nothing further is required to do on your part.   


If you are rewriting the exam, advance registration and payment is required. You must register with myPass (Alberta Education) by the deadline to be have an exam sent to the school.

STEP 2: Save Your Seat

SAVE YOUR SEAT by submitting the linked Microsoft Form.

Effective planning for diploma exams requires students to confirm they will be writing diploma exam (s) at CBe-learn. Please complete the form above to help us plan. Your online course will also contain instructions on how to 'Save Your Seat' closer to the end of the semester. 

STEP 3: Know What to Expect

When to Arrive:

All exams begin a9 am - Students should arrive at their writing location by 8:30 am. 


  • All students must complete all parts of the exam in the time allotted. 
  • All students are entitled to receive double time. 

What to Bring:

  • Your own mask if you wish to wear one
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • HB Pencil, eraser and pen
  • Alberta Student Number written on a piece of paper (found on student report card) 
  • Approved calculator1 Calculator only (Math or Sciences) 
  • Dictionary, thesaurus, authorized writing handbook (ELA and Social Studies Part A only) 
  • Storage envelopes will be provided for all smart devices, including watches, tablets and phones 
  • Government-issued photo ID
    • Driver's License
    • Passport

Where to Go:

All exams will be written at Lord Shaughnessy High School (see map and directions below). Once you enter the building there will be staff circulating and signs posted letting students know how to check in and which room they will be writing in. 

Lord Shaughnessy High School

2336 – 53 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 1L2

Enter the Front Entrance (see map above) and look for signs with directions to your exam location. Parking for students can be accessed off 21st St SW, between Central Memorial High School and Lord Shaughnessy High School. Students can also park on the north side of 53rd Ave.

*Please do not park on the south side of 53rd Ave - this is permit parking for residents of the community only. A parking violation ticket will be issued if parked here.

Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes in advance to leave time for parking and finding the correct room.

Exam Dates and Times

Exam Date / Time Location
English Language Arts 30-1 (Part A)
English Language Arts 30-2 (Part A)
Monday, June 12 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Social Studies 30-1 (Part A)
Social Studies 30-2 (Part A)
Tuesday, June 13 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Mathematics 30-1
Mathematics 30-2
Friday, June 16 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
English Language Arts 30-1 (Part B)
English Language Arts 30-2 (Part B)
Monday, June 19 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Social Studies 30-1 (Part B)
Social Studies 30-2 (Part B)
Tuesday, June 20 | 9:00am - 11:30am Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Biology 30 Thursday, June 22 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Chemistry 30 Friday, June 23 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Physics 30 Monday, June 26 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)
Science 30 Tuesday, June 27 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Lord Shaughnessy School
(2336 53 Ave SW)

Diploma Exams - FAQ

What diploma session am I registered for?

TermDiploma Session
Fall January 

If a student plans to write their diploma exam before or after their designated diploma session, then they will need to register with Alberta Education as soon as possible to meet the established deadlines. 

When do I write?

All diplomas are administered according to the Diploma Significant Dates and Diploma Exam Schedule published by Alberta Education.

Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the examination start time. Specific exam room locations will be posted at the entry to CBe-learn.

What are the fees?

Students do not have to pay to write their Diploma Exam the first time. Students who are rewriting an exam need to pay the Alberta Education rewrite Fee.

International students writing Diploma Exams are assessed a $50 fee from Alberta Education. This is payable directly to CBe-learn.

Writing during a different diploma session

Any student who is not registered for an exam, but wishes to take one must register with Alberta Education before the established deadline. The student will be asked to write the exam at their community High School.

Rewriting diploma exams

If you are rewriting a diploma exam, you are required to register with Alberta Education and submit payment directly to Alberta Education. Without this payment being submitted in advance, you will not be permitted to re-write the exam.

April and November diploma exams

Certain Diploma Exams are made available in November and April. These exam sessions are designed for students who are re-writing their diploma exam for a second time. Students may write their diploma exam in April or November if the following conditions are met:

1. The student has already written the diploma exam at least once.

2. The student has already completed the course.

3. A school-awarded mark has been submitted to Alberta Education.

4. The student has applied to register for the exam by contacting their school administrator by the registration deadline. 

Accommodations for Diploma Exams

Students must qualify in order to receive special writing accommodations for a diploma exam.

Since CBe-learn is an online school with a diverse population of students, it is not always evident which students need special writing accommodations and/or for what course subject. We need you, the student, to bring your exam accommodation needs to our attention!

  • Are you an ESL student?
  • Did you arrive in Canada from another country?
  • Do you have an IPP?
  • Do you have a chronic medical condition(s) or learning disability?
  • Do you have an acute medical condition or illness?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you may qualify to receive accommodations specific to your identified needs. Please discuss with your teacher within the first week of accessing your online course that you may require accommodations in the online environment. It is important that you start this dialogue early with your teacher.

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