Follow these steps to get started on your Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses at CapU.

Most of the questions students have about the ABE 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 form:

  1. Create an account
  2. Create an application
  3. Select "Capilano University"
  4. Select term to start:  
    • Fall, Summer or Spring
  5. Select your applicant category:
    • new applicant (domestic)
    • returning student
    • current student (changing program)
  6. Select faculty: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
  7. Select campus:
    • North Vancouver
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Ts̓zil Learning Centre
  8. Select attendance:
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  9. Upload your supporting documents (optional)

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) 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.

Once you are finished your assessments in eLearn, please email upgrading@capilanou.ca to request a registration appointment with an instructor.

New ABE students register for ABE courses on Zoom with an instructor.

You can ask questions during your 30-minute registration appointment and select your courses.

Upcoming ABE courses with days/times for all campuses can be viewed on the 2024 ABE Summer Timetables (pdf) and the 2024 ABE Fall Timetables (pdf). 

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 fees and the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) at Financial Aid & Awards.

Note: Applying to Capilano University does not guarantee a place in the program.


Have questions?

Academic Upgrading & Community Development

604 983 7578
Birch Building, room BR344