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BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)


The BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood) program, an adult Grade 12 equivalency, enables adult learners to complete their BC Ministry of Education secondary school graduation requirements in order to enter the workforce or post-secondary studies.

Courses required for completion are offered in a semester-based format; however, courses at the fundamental to advanced levels can be taken in a continuous intake (individually-paced) format.

Students completing the Adult Graduation Diploma can satisfy graduation requirements by using:

  • courses taken in high-school;
  • transferable courses taken at other post-secondary institutions;
  • undergraduate-level courses (may be applied towards other programs).


Admission Requirements

All applicants who do not have the appropriate High School prerequisite, or those referred by instructors, must take assessments in English and mathematics to ensure appropriate placement in the program. Assessments are booked through Student Enrolment Services (

Curricular Requirements

To complete the Adult Graduation Program at KPU, mature students (19 or older) must complete five B.C. post secondary system qualifying courses. Courses and credits can be counted from KPU and/or the B.C. Secondary School System. At least three of the five courses must be completed (directly, or through PLA) after enrolling in the Adult Graduation Program. For a more detailed explanation of the graduation requirements, see the Ministry of Education's website for the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma Program.

Diploma requirements are:

A Provincial Level (Grade 12) English course or higher (one of):
Available at KPU...
  ENGQ 1091 Provincial Level English (English 12) 3 credits
  ENGQ 1092 Professional and Technical English 12 3 credits
  Any ENGL course numbered 1100 or greater† 3 credits
Or taken previously/elsewhere...
  ABE Provincial English 12
  English 12*
  English 12 First Peoples*
An Advanced (Grade 11) or Provincial Level (Grade 12) Mathematics course or higher (one of):
Available at KPU...
  MATQ 1099 Qualifying Studies Math 3 credits
  MATQ 1094 Foundations of Mathematics 3 credits
  Any MATH course numbered 1100 or greater† 3 credits
Or taken previously/elsewhere...
  ABE Provincial Mathematics 12
  Mathematics 11 or 12 (including Foundations, Applications, Principles, or Pre-Calculus)*
Three additional courses at the Provincial Level (Grade 12)* or Post-Secondary Level:
Available at KPU...
  Any course numbered 1100 or greater† 3 credits or more

* Grade 12 courses taken at BC Secondary Schools may be used to meet requirements. See KPU Policy AR16, Requirements for Graduation.
† Completion of a Provincial Level (Grade 12) English course with a grade of C+ or better may be required to access KPU courses numbered 1100 or greater.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

At a Glance

Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement

Program Type:

  • University Preparatory

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 15-Feb-2017

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