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 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)

Are you ready for first-year university, but need an extra boost? Take some first-year university courses with confidence while adding some upgrading courses at the same time to ensure your success. In 15 weeks in either the Fall or the Spring semesters, you can brush up on writing and critical reading, and other tailored courses in a very supportive academic setting.

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.