Follow these steps to get started on your Adult Basic Education (ABE) or College & University Preparation (CUP) courses at CapU.
Most of the questions students have about the ABE and CUP programs are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions area.
New students apply to CapU online using EducationPlannerBC. If you are already a CapU student you can skip this step.
In the education planner:
- Create an account
- Create an application
- Select "Preparatory"
- Select either ABE or CUP as your first and/or second choice.
Find more information on How to Apply.
Note: Be sure to pay the application fee. The University will not process your application until you have paid the fee.
After you’ve applied to CapU, we will email you an invitation to view our information session video and complete our required assessments on eLearn (Moodle).
In the email, we will give you instructions for how to access eLearn (Moodle).
We have assessments for English, math, and sciences, as well as questionnaires for our other subjects.
Our instructors need to know which class is at the right level for you, so before you can register for Adult Basic Education (ABE) or College & University Preparation (CUP) courses, you’ll need to complete the assessments.
Note: The assessments have no academic value other than assisting instructors in placing students in the correct level for their studies.
You cannot register for courses until you’ve completed the assessments.
New ABE and CUP students register for ABE courses on Zoom with an instructor.
During your 30-minute registration appointment, you can ask questions and select your courses.
Upcoming courses and times can be viewed on the ABE Fall 2020 (pdf) timetable.
If you don’t pay your fees on time you may be charged a late fee or even deregistered from your courses.
Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents do not pay tuition fees for ABE courses.
You will still pay:
Find more information about ABE and CUP fees and the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) at Financial Aid & Awards.
Note: Applying to Capilano University does not guarantee a place in the program.