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Basic Education (Beginning Skills to End of Grade 8)


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Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Continuous

  • Location
    Broadway (King Edward) Campus
  • Campuses
    Broadway

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Term Based & Self Paced
  • Tuition Estimate
    $8 per course and $30 Student related fees per term
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $8 + books per term
  • Credential Granted
    Statement of Completion

This is a developmental program.

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: $35

Non-Academic

  • be at least 18 years old
  • attend an interview with Basic Education Department staff and participate in a reading, writing, or math assessment. (Bring any special tool or device needed for writing in Basic Education classes [eg - computer])
  • understand and speak or use English
  • recognize and write some letters of the English alphabet
  • answer questions on reading material at your level of understanding
  • be able to work co-cooperatively in a group learning environment or independently in a self-paced learning centre 
Admission Advice

Applicants:

  • not admitted to the program will be referred to the VCC program that best meets their needs.
  • who need more work on oral language skills will normally be referred to ESL programs.
  • who are deaf or hard of hearing will normally be referred to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.
  • who are visually impaired will normally be referred to the Visually Impaired Program.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Check individual programs for English proficiency requirements

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - Applicants must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for their desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

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

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

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

BC Transfer Student

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.443.8411.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.443.8411.

 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

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

 

International Student

VCC International is the information gateway for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

To apply to VCC check here.

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