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College Prep

Student Navigators are available on both campuses from 8am-4pm weekdays

  • Valerie Neaves: Call: 250-370-3847 or Text or Call: 250-216-8692
  • Tia Primrose: Call: 250-370-3466 or Text or Call: 250-216-7156
  • Ghofran Zrek: 250-370-3847 or Text or Call: 236-638-3503
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Program at a glance

Credential

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Work experience

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Study options

Full-time or part-time

Open to International

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Length

Varies

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The AUG covers the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.
Learn more

Your first step is here!

Ongoing Enrolment, Online and In-Person, Day and Night

You don't need to complete high school to start your journey at Camosun!

, Education and Career Planning plus all the upgrading courses you need to be successful!

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. TheAdult Upgrading Grant (AUG)covers the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

Gain admission requirements or finish grade 12

Get ready to enter the trades, career training, college or university programs with upgrading courses in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Customize your learning

You can use Academic Upgrading courses to:

  • Meet prerequisites for other college courses and programs
  • Earn a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).
  • meet the admission requirements for specific trades, human services, or access career programs
  • Complete aCertificate in Academic Upgrading

Get ahead

If you're working towards admission to another Camosun program you can enrol in courses to meetprovisional qualification status

To get the most out of your time at Camosun talk to anAdmissions Advisor

Why academic upgrading at Camosun?

Get a head start on program electives by combining your upgrading withuniversity transfercourses.

Programs

Looking for more than a course or two?

Combine academic upgrading with career exploration. Explore your career options while yougain admission requirements or finish grade 12 withCamosun's Academic Upgrading Certificate program.

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in.

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

You will take five courses, including:

  • a Language Arts 12 BC secondary course, or ABE equivalent or higher, and
  • a Math 11 or 12 BC secondary course, or ABE equivalent or higher, and
  • three Grade 12 level BC ministry-authorized courses or ABE equivalent or higher

This diploma is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are an International student, please contactCamosun Internationalfor your options.

Your English and/or Math grades or assessment results will determine what courses you can register for based on the prerequisites for the course.Courses can be taken individually or grouped to complete a Certificate in Academic Upgrading or the BC Adult Graduation Diploma for adult learners who want to take courses in order to complete high school and obtain their adult high school diploma, contact theAdmissions Team.

For more details see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

High School RequirementCamosun Alternative
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Upgrading courses

Upgrading courses are for adult learners who want to take courses in order to complete high school and obtain their adult high school diploma (BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD)), contact anAdmissions Advisorfor information.

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Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

College Preparatory

For domestic students, 0-level upgrading courses are tuition-free. Tuition fees,for other courses, vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to:Student Fees.

Financial assistance

TheAdult Upgrading Grant (AUG)covers student fees, deposit, tuition (if applicable), required textbooks and childcare support for eligible students enrolled in 0-level upgrading courses.

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C in English 10
  • C in Math 10
  • C in English 10 or Math 10 Camosun Alternative

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

Missing admission requirements?

You may be able to take an assessment or upgrade with us.

Need help applying?

Find out more on How to Apply or speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Our Teaching Staff

լ is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Kristine Kerins

Kristine Kerins

Chair - English

kerins@camosun.ca
250-370-3123
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Faculty/staff profile

Margaret Fast

Margaret Fast

Instructor, English

FastM@camosun.ca
250-370-3356
Paul Building

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Jennifer Guenther

Jennifer Guenther

Instructor, English

guentherj@camosun.ca
250-370-3306
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Brenda Proctor

Brenda Proctor

Instructor, English

ProctorB@camosun.ca
250-370-3358
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Patrick Montgomery

Patrick Montgomery

Instructor Math & Statistics

montgomeryp@camosun.ca
250-370-3502
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Gemma Cuizon

Instructor, Mathematics

cuizon@camosun.ca
250-370-3303
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Crystal Lomas

Crystal Lomas

Instructor, Mathematics

lomasc@camosun.ca
250-370-3428
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Bogdan Verjinschi

Instructor, Mathematics

verjinschi@camosun.ca
250-370-3494
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Need advice?

Thinking about going back to school is a huge step. Admission Advisors are here to help.

Contact information

Contact a Student Navigator

Questions? We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Student Navigators are available on both campuses from 8am-4pm weekdays

Valerie Neaves:
Call Office: 250-370-3847 or Text or Call: 250-216-8692

Tia Primrose:
Call Office: 250-370-3466 or Text or Call: 250-216-7156

Ghofran Zrek: 250 -370-3847 or Text or Call: 236 -638-3503

Email:

upgrade@camosun.ca


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