A Student of the BC Adult Graduation Diploma in the library

BC Adult Graduation Diploma


  • Credential 
    Non-Credit
  • Location Offered 
    Cowichan, Nanaimo, Powell River

The BC Adult Graduation Diploma Program

The BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD) is a diploma that is equivalent to a BC Grade 12 diploma. To be eligible to graduate from this program students must complete five courses. Normally, at least three of these courses would be taken at VIU (or another post-secondary institution), and at least one of these courses MUST be taken at VIU in order for students to be eligible for the BCAGD offered through VIU. Prior Learning Assessments may be used to meet any of the requirements for the BCAGD. In addition, any 4-credit course that is authorized by the Ministry of Education (MEd) or the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (ALMD) as requirements for graduation may be used towards the BCAGD.

Financial Support

Financial support may be available to students in ABE programs through the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP), Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the Ministry of Human Resources, Native Bands, and other organizations. Check with the agencies concerned or ask about financial aid at your local campus, or centre.

ABE Learning Centres

Learning Centres are available to assist students with:

  • help while studying ABE courses
  • preparing for assessments for admission to ABE or other VIU programs
  • materials to prepare for assessments and other tests
  • support for distance and online courses
  • support Prior Learning Assessment preparation

Call your campus to find out more about Learning Centre services and hours.

Program Outline

In order to qualify for the BCAGD, students must take English 067, one mathematics course at the 04 or 06 level, and three additional provincial level courses.

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

ENGL 067 - (English - Provincial)

Select one of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 041 - (Introductory Algebra-Advanced) 
MATH 045 - (Principles of Mathematics 11 - Part I)
MATH 046 - (Principles of Mathematics 11 - Part II)
MATH 047 - (Principles of Mathematics 11 - Advanced)
MATH 066 - (Principles of Mathematics 12: Part II)
MATH 067 - (Principles of Mathematics 12)

Select three of the following Provincial Level courses:
BIOL 067 - (Biology 12 - Provincial) 
CHEM 067 - (Chemistry 12 - Provincial)
COST 067 - (Computer Studies 12 - Provincial)
EDCP 067 - (Education and Career Planning 12)
FNST 067 - (First Nation Studies 12)*
GEOG 067 - (Provincial Level Geography)* 
HIST 067 - (History 12 - Provincial (ABE))
MATH 067 - (Principles of Mathematics 12)
PHYS 067 - (Principles of Physics 12 - Provincial)
PSYC 067 - (Social Sciences - Social Psychology - Provincial Level)*
SOST 067 - (Europe in the 20th Century)*
SOST 047 - (Social Studies 11)*

* These courses are not currently offered at VIU.

Updated 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years or older, or have special permission.
  • Students must meet the prerequisites for each course to be taken.
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - per course*

Amount

Tuition: $0 per course

0.00

Student Activity fee ($13.79 per course)

13.79

Student Services fee ($15.29 per course)

15.29

VIU Students' Union fee (4 months x $20.32 per month)

81.28

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Total

385.36

Notes

* The above table is based on a four-month semester. ABE courses can run more than, or less than, four months.

Contact the CAP Department for a list of required textbooks and costs.

Financial Aid may be available under the StudentAidBC Adult Upgrading Grant. See StudentAidBC for more information.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - per semester

Amount

Tuition (1 semester x $8340 per semester)

8,340.00

Ancillary Fee (1 semesters x $381.6 per semester)

381.60

VIU Students' Union fee (4 months x $20.32 per month)

81.28

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Total

9,077.88

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $695.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

* The above table is based on a four-month semester. ABE courses can run more than, or less than, four months.

Contact the CAP Department for a list of required textbooks and costs.

Financial Aid may be available under the StudentAidBC Adult Upgrading Grant. See StudentAidBC for more information.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Contact

Contact Vancouver Island University in your community for information on course availability, schedules, and registration information:

  • in Nanaimo, call 250-740-6425
  • in Parksville-Qualicum, call 250-248-2096
  • in Cowichan, call 250-746-3500
  • in Powell River, call (604) 485-2878

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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