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Adult Basic Education Program


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with CapilanoU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Mt. Currie North Vancouver

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    City of North Vancouver
    Sunshine Coast

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    District of Sechelt
  • Length
    Four Months per level (approximately)
  • Tuition Estimate
    Free for domestic students; plus student-related fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $700 per level
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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 CapilanoU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Early application is recommended. Please see the CapU academic upgrading page for assessment and information session dates.

Application Fee: $50

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

  • be at least 18 years old
  • preferably have been out of the public school system for at least one year
Note: Exceptions may be made with departmental approval.

Non-Academic

  • attend an information and assessment session 

Admission Advice

1. In order to know which Adult Basic Education (ABE) class is at the right level for you, you will need to attend an information session before registering for ABE courses. At the info session, you may take one or both assessment tests:

  • English: a half page writing assessment. You will be given topics. 
  • Math: the test will be similar to this Practice Math Assessment (pdf).

2. Some students may be referred to the English for Academic Purposes Department.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

Students must meet one of the following:

  • An English Language Assessment Test minimum score of:
    • TOEFL - 83 (internet based), 560 (paper-based),
    • ELA - 145
    • IELTS - 6.5 overall with no score less than a 6
    • CAEL - 70
    • PTE - 56
  • 6 credits of transferable post-secondary English
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a C+ grade (or higher) and two years of high school in Canada
  • Advanced Placement English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition with a minimum score of 4
  • International Baccalaureate English Language A higher level with a minimum score of 5
  • Language Proficiency Index Level 4 with an essay score of 26
  • Capilano University  EAP 100 and EAP 101  with a minimum mark of B+ (77%) grade in each course
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada or another English-speaking country
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education at an English-speaking High School in a country where English is not the primary language
  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language.

Students who do not qualify under one of the above requirements may submit a request for a waiver of the English Language Requirement form to the attention of Admissions in the Registrar's Office.

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The General Admission Requirements information can be found here:

http://www.capilanou.ca/requirements/

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For full details on the admission requirements for these programs, please click here.

Out-of-Province

Students from other provinces must meet the following admission requirements.

BC Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

International Student

The general admission requirements for International Students can be found here.

For complete details on applying to Capilano University as an international student, please click here

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

High school students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission which will allow enrollment in one or two university transfer courses while still attending secondary school.

The application must be co-signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the school principal or designate, and an official copy of the secondary school academic record. Inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

How to Apply

For all the details on applying to Capilano University, please click 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.