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Upgrading Academic and Career Entry Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, May
  • Campuses
    Cranbrook

    Resources

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    City of Cranbrook
    Creston

    Resources

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    Creston BC - Official Website
    Fernie

    Resources

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    City of Fernie
    Golden

    Resources

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    Golden BC - Official Website
  • Length
    Varies
  • Tuition Estimate
    Tuition-free for domestic students; plus student-related fees (See program website for complete details)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $0 - $100
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)

    Online/Hybrid only in Fall 2020 due to COVID19

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

This is a developmental program.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out COTR's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Admission is based upon a first qualified, first-admitted principle which is based on the date and time the applicant meets all admission requirements. Early application is therefore recommended.

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

  • meet with an  Education Advisors to review your high school transcript and create your upgrading plan
  • an assessment of academic skills is recommended

Admission Advice

1. To help make sure you will be successful, you will be walked through the following steps during the assessment appointment:

  • completing your application
  • establishing your learning goals. For example, what are you aiming for, where do you hope to get to in your upgrading and education plan, and how quickly you would like to get there
  • determining where you need to start
  • creating a personal learning plan with the courses you need to achieve your learning goals

2. To complete the BC Adult Graduation Diploma, you must be at least 19 years old or receive approval for enrolling from COTR.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy COTR's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • English 12 (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • English 12 (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent and four years of full-time instruction in a country where English is not the primary language
  • completion of COTR English Language Training /ESL and high school English at the English 090 level (with the grade needed for your program) or equivalent as determined by COTR
  • If English is not your first language, direct admission is offered by one of the following (minimum score):
    • A TOELF iBT score of 80
    • An IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0

Conditional admission can be offered after an English Language Assessment. The result will determine if a student has to take ESL and/or High School English or if they can directly enter the full academic program

Information about English Equivalency can be found here. Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - If English is not your first language, College of the Rockies (COTR) offers conditional and direct admission for college programs. For full details check here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. (The admission requirements are detailed in each program profile of COTR programs in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database)

General information for high school students on applying for University Studies programs at COTR can be found here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. (The admission requirements are detailed in each program profile of COTR programs in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database)

General information for high school students on applying for University Studies programs at COTR can be found here.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed one or more post-secondary courses, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed one or more post-secondary courses, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may be considered for admission as a mature student as long as you are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes. You must also meet the specific course/program prerequisites for your intended program.

International Student

For details on applying as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not qualify for admission under the regular or mature student admission requirements, it is possible to be considered for special admission by the Office of the Registrar. For more details, please contact a COTR advisor.

How to Apply

For details on becoming a student at COTR and applying for admission, check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.