Everyone has the potential to study at the post-secondary level.

If you don’t have the admission requirements for the program or courses you’re interested in right now, don’t worry. We can help you get there.

Which of our academic upgrading programs will be best for you?  

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE courses can be taken full- or part-time with some courses available for online study. They can help you:

  • complete your high school courses and achieve your BC Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma
  • improve your marks in Grade 11 or 12 courses needed as prerequisites for post-secondary studies
  • improve your high school GPA
  • complete university prerequisites.

If you are new to ABE at Cap U then sign up for an information and assessment session. You’ll need to attend a session before you can register for ABE courses.

If your work or family commitments make coming to campus difficult, you can take some ABE courses online. View the list of Adult Basic Education online courses.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents do not pay tuition fees for ABE courses.

International students do pay tuition fees for ABE courses.

All students pay for:

You may apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) to help with incidental fees and textbook costs. The grant is based on financial need.

College & University Preparation (CUP)

CUP is a transition program to help you get ready for a college or university course. You take it full-time over 15 weeks.

CUP can help you:

  • try school again after at least a one-year gap
  • refresh your knowledge and skills
  • improve your GPA
  • upgrade high school courses in a supportive environment
  • develop your computer and online skills
  • develop your study skills for college or university.

Learn more about College & University Preparation courses.

Then sign up for an information and assessment session. You’ll need to attend a session before you can register for CUP courses.

English for Academic Purposes/English as a Second Language (EAP/ESL)

If English is not your first language, EAP prepares you to:

  • research and write academic essays 
  • read academic textbooks and peer-reviewed articles
  • understand academic lectures and take notes
  • deliver academic presentations based on research.

Learn more about English for Academic Purposes.