The Department of Academic and Career Preparation offers developmental education in two areas:
Qualifying Studies Program Overview
Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Qualifying Studies courses assist students with career and university preparation by meeting entrance requirements for undergraduate studies, trades and career programs. Through KPU's Pathway, students complete their upgrading to meet KPU's English proficiency requirement while also working toward their intended undergraduate program.
Student Financial Assistance
All Adult Basic Education courses (such as these) are tuition free for eligible students (Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Convention Refugee). Mandatory student fees and textbook costs will still be charged. Students may apply to the BC Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) for funds to cover these other expenses.
ACP also offers courses in English and Math in conjunction with the Faculty of Trades and Technology. To upgrade your English or math skills in order to pass the Trades English or Trades Math Assessment apply for our Continuous Intake Adult Upgrading courses.
How do I get in?
- Apply online at kpu.ca/apply. If you need held with the application process, please contact Future Students' Office.
- Book a free ACP English assessment or a free ACP Math assessment.
- Receive test results. For academic planning, book an appointment with the ACA Academic Advisor.
- Once admitted to KPU, register for courses and start your studies.