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ACP | Department of Academic and Career Preparation

Need course prerequisites to enter a university program?

Need to upgrade English, Math or Science skills?

Want to earn your BC Adult Graduation Diploma?

Want to qualify for a promotion at your workplace?

Newcomer to Canada looking to meet BC education requirements?

ACP has several qualifying pathways to help you move forward. You can benefit from:

  • Program levels to suit all learning abilities —  Intermediate up to Grade 12 courses, and university qualifying studies
  • Flexible scheduling — day or evening classes with full and part-time study options
  • Small class sizes
  • Upgrade Math and Science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry)
  • Convenient program locations — Surrey, Langley, and Richmond

Information Sessions

Date Day Time Location Campus  
January 23, 2020 Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm Cedar 3065 Surrey Register
February 25, 2020 Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm 1690 Richmond Register
February 26, 2020 Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm East 1540 Langley Register

Who are our students?

Students in ACP courses have different backgrounds, ages and abilities. Some just graduated from high school while others still need to meet graduation requirements, and some are returning to school after years in the workforce: this diversity creates wonderful learning opportunities for our students.

Each student has a goal: upgrading math skills to enter a trades program, honing writing skills to pursue a university degree, acquiring science skills to meet nursing program requirements, improving English and math skills to make work tasks easier. Whatever your end goal, ACP has a pathway to get you there!

Program Admission Requirements

The ACP program is open to high school graduates and to non-graduates nineteen years of age or older. Also, with special permission, students of high school age may attend. For more details, see the 'Admissions Categories' section in the University Calendar.

Through KPU's Pathway, students complete their upgrading to meet KPU's English proficiency requirement while also working toward their intended undergraduate program in the Faculty of their choice. Click here to read more...

Application Process:

  1. Apply online at If you need help with the application process, please contact Future Students' Office.
  2. Book a free ACP English assessment or a free ACP Math assessment.  
  3. Receive test results.  For academic planning, book an appointment with the ACA Academic Advisor.
  4. Once admitted to KPU, register for courses and start your studies.

Need Financial Assistance?

Adult Upgrading Grants (A.U.G.)