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Dual Credit

What is Dual Credit?

Get a head start on your University Studies!

KPU and several local school districts have partnered together to create a Dual Credit program. This option may allow you to take one (or more) university level course(s) during your high school grade 12 year. Check with your school district’s Career Programs staff to see if this is offered.

What does Dual Credit mean?

Dual credit means you can use the credit you achieve at KPU towards your post secondary education and for your high school graduation requirements.

Benefits of Dual Credit

  • Get a head start on university studies.
  • Application fees and student fees waived. For a selection of courses, tuition MAY be paid by school district. Check with your District Career Education Office to determine if this is offered and if so, which courses may be applicable (varies each term).
  • Experience university with other KPU students.
  • Credits may be transferable to other institutions.

Current Partnerships

KPU currently has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with the following BC school districts:

  • Abbotsford School District (#34)
  • Coquitlam School District (#43)
  • Delta School District (#37)
  • Fraser-Cascade School District (#78)
  • Langley School District (#35)
  • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District (#42)
  • New Westminster (#40)
  • Revelstoke School District (#19)
  • Richmond School District (#38)
  • Sea to Sky School District (#48)
  • Surrey School District (#36)

Other partnerships are under development.

If you are a high school student and have an interest in pursuing dual credit courses through your school and KPU, please ask your Counsellor or School Administrator to contact us at

If your institution is interested in pursuing a dual credit partnership with KPU, please feel free to contact us at

Examples of Courses

  • ANTH 1100: Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • ARTH 1120: Art and Visual Culture: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance
  • ARTH 1130: Introduction to Film Studies
  • ASIA 1111: The Religions of India
  • BUSI 1215: Organizational Behaviour
  • CADD 1100: Drafting Fundamentals (cohort program)
  • CBSY 1105: Computer Business Applications
  • COMM 1100: Foundations of Communication Studies
  • CRIM 1100: Introduction to Criminology
  • CRWR 1240: New Forms and Media: Networked Narratives
  • DEPD 1240: Computer Fundamentals
  • EDUC 1100: Introduction to Higher Education
  • FINA 1100: Introduction to Drawing
  • MRKT 1199: Introduction to Marketing
  • PHIL 1100: Introduction to Philosophy
  • POLI 1125: Introduction to Political Science
  • PSYC 1100: Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • SOCI 1125: Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures

Note: The above courses are subject to change

Requirements to Apply

  • B or higher in English 11 (recommended).
  • B or higher in Math 11 (recommended).
  • Two references from either your Administrator, Counsellor or Teacher.
  • Recommendation to the program from your School Administrator/Counsellor.
  • Letter of consent from your Parent/Guardian.

Note: The above criteria are subject to change, please check with your District Career Education Office

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