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Academic Upgrading & BC Adult Graduation Diploma


Intake
  • Continuous

  • Program Start Date
    Varies
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

    Resources

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    City of Castlegar
    Grand Forks

    Resources

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    City of Grand Forks BC - Home
    Kaslo

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    Village of Kaslo
    Nakusp

    Resources

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    The Village of Nakusp - Official Site
    Nelson Tenth Street

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    City of Nelson
    Trail

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    City of Trail - Home
  • Length
    Self-Paced
  • Tuition Estimate
    ABE Courses are Tuition Free for domestic students, plus student-related fees.
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    None
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • High School Equivalency
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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 Selkirk's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40 Domestic, $100 International

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic

  • be at least 18 years old (at the time of registration)
  • interviewed by an instructor to choose the best set of courses based on applicant's past education and current academic goals 

Admission Advice

1. Students applying to Academic Upgrading are not subject to the general admission requirements for Selkirk College.

2. Students 16 or 17 years of age may be considered for admission. To do so, you must have the written referral to the program by a parent/guardian, a secondary school or other professional (for example: social worker, counsellor). You also need the confidence of the instructor that you can perform in an adult learning environment.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores) for entry to Selkirk College University-Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs:

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A "C+" grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL iBT score of 80
  • An IELTS score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4
Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

Verify with the institution directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: program-specific admission requirements for Selkirk College's programs are detailed separately in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

If you have attended another post-secondary institution, you may be approved to have the credit from courses completed at that institution transferred to Selkirk College. You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. Students can use BC Transfer Guide to lookup courses that transfer within BC post-secondary institutions.  

For details about Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have attended another post-secondary institution, you may be approved to have the credit from courses completed at that institution transferred to Selkirk College. You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. 

For details about Transfer Credit, please check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not have BC high school graduation, you may still qualify for general admission in one of the following ways:

  • Be 19 years of age or older, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or
  • Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: program-specific admission requirements for Selkirk College's programs are detailed separately in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please 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.