IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Fall 2021 Academic Term
KPU is planning for a return to more on-campus teaching, learning and research in Fall 2021. Our fall course offerings will include a variety of in-person and online classes, as well as classes being offered in a blended or partially online format.
Check this webpage for further information about Fall 2021 classes.
Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation (ACP)
The Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) knows that upgrading your education creates opportunities. Whether you are learning English as an additional language or your first language is English, we offer upgrading courses that will help you meet your educational and career goals. We also offer access programs for students with diverse learning needs and other community-based education programs such as Third Age Learning at Kwantlen.
ACP courses can be taken full- or part-time to give you flexibility with your schedule. And with courses offered at KPU Richmond, KPU Surrey, KPU Langley and online you've got lots of options for learning at a location that's convenient for you.
English Upgrading offers English courses for students looking to complete their BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood), improve their employment opportunities, or satisfy KPU's English proficiency requirements for undergraduate university programs.
If you are a BC Adult Graduation Diploma student and you want to take a university-level course, please book an appointment with an Upgrading Advisor through Advisor Connect.
English Language Studies
English Language Studies (ELS) programs are meant for those learning English as an additional language. Our program teaches you to read, write, listen, and speak in English. So, if you want to improve your English for your career or university studies we're here to help you achieve your goals.
If you are an ELS Diploma student and want to take a university-level course, please fill out the Request to Register in a University Course.
Access Programs are undergoing some exciting changes. To complete these changes, we've suspended the programs for one academic year.
KPU creates pathways to success in our communities by delivering a range of educational community programs for adult learners.
Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) provides adults over 50 creative and stimulating educational activities. No tests. No grades. Just a fun and engaging learning experience.
Not sure which program is right for you? Connect with an Upgrading Advisor, by phone (604.599.2063) or email, to find the best program for you.
ACP has dedicated academic advising to help you with the following topics:
- Course planning & selection
- Program choices
- Course prerequisites
- Program & graduation requirements
- Academic regulations & policies
- Educational planning for career goals
Our Upgrading Advisor is available for phone and online appointments.
To book a phone appointment:
To book an online appointment:
- Visit Advisor Connect
- Select "Advising - Upgrading/ELST course"
- Select "Online" for location
- Include your KPU email address in the "Notes" section; you will receive a separate email before your appointment with instructions and a link to join the appointment.
All of us encounter personal difficulties at one time or another, and earning a university degree or certification can be stressful. Never hesitate to ask for help during challenging times – KPU counselling services are here to help you. Visit Counselling Services for more information.
Check out our Student Resources page for even more information.
ACP Faculty Council
The Faculty Council is our academic governing body, as required under the University Act. The council's responsibilities include the approval of credentials, advising on Faculty priorities and the Faculty budget. For agenda items, committee members, meeting times or minutes regarding the council and its Standing Committees, please contact email@example.com.