Academic and Career Preparation (ACP)

Academic and Career Preparation and High School Equivalency (ABE)

You’re ready to come back to school and make your dreams come true. It is quite possible that you are in a job or pursuing activities you cannot imagine doing for the rest of your life. Whatever the reason, you are ready for this challenge.

Whether you are missing prerequisites, want to finish high school, or need to prepare for success in an academic program, get started on a path that helps you get to where you want to go – no matter what career or goal you might have in mind. You will gain new confidence in your abilities, and find that you are soon making progress and feeling more confident with the full support of caring, dedicated instructors.

Maybe you have something standing in the way of what you imagine for yourself? This is the start of a positive conversation with an Educational Advisor who will help you find a way to make your goals possible and encourage you to take steps that will be supported all the way to your completion of a course or program.

VIU also offers literacy programs to provide Math and English courses to students who need fundamental skills.


Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Bachelor of Education Student, Brianna Thorne

Brianna Thorne

“After enrolling in the ABE program, the care and support that was offered to me from all of my instructors took me by surprise. I have never felt so supported and encouraged in my entire life as a student. It didn’t matter what obstacle I was faced with, my instructors were always there to accommodate whatever it was that I needed. If it were a matter of finances, moral support or extra help in a subject that I was struggling with, there was always a team there to support and guide me. The amazing staff has lifted me up when I needed it the most and created a confidence in myself that I never knew existed. I would not be where I am today without this program.”

Brianna is working on her Bachelor of Education after completing courses in the Adult Basic Education Program