College and University Preparation (Upgrading)

Aim for success

The College and University Preparation Program offers learning opportunities through to Grade 12 equivalency on a full-time or part-time basis, and is open to any person who successfully meets Grade 9 standards. College and University Preparation is typically taken by three different student groups: those who want to complete their high school equivalency, those who want to improve their final marks in high school courses, and those who did not take particular high school courses now required for entrance into their post-secondary program of choice.

College and University Preparation is right for you if you:

  • want a better future through higher education
  • are ready to return to the classroom to make it happen
  • require upgrading to move ahead at work
  • want to upgrade your marks to gain admission to a college or university program.

Making ‘cents’ of your money

It’s true: you can’t put a price on education. But, the reality is, schooling may be expensive and the numbers can add up quickly. There are a few options that can help: you can choose to be self-funded through private loans from family members or banks; if you are an aboriginal, you may qualify for FNMI Band/Organization Funding; or, you can apply for funding through government grants. Information on Funding options can be found at the Financial Aid desk in the Student Services area.

College and University Preparation (Upgrading): At-a-Glance
September, January, May
Online, Blended, Face-to-Face
Students in the College and University Preparation program who accumulate at least 18 credits in academic courses are eligible to receive a Credential of Achievement. To qualify, students must take four courses numbered 0090 through 0099, including at least one English course, and achieve a minimum grade point average of 1.50.
College and University Preparation - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$1,500$946$1,300
Year 2Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
Upgrading School | Academic Upgrading | Upgrade Education

Contact Us

Program Offices:
Main Campus:

• 403.329.7269
Crowsnest Pass Campus:
• 403.563.7041
Claresholm Campus:
• 403.625.4231
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3202 ext. 5308
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3568

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