Adult Basic Education - Sunshine Coast

  • Capilano University on the Sunshine Coast provides students with the opportunity to complete Grade 12 or to prepare for entry into programs at post-secondary institutions through the Adult Basic Education program. Courses can also be used to improve general skills for writing, math and computers.

    The program offers face-to-face, individualized instruction in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and computers. Face to face classes are offered Monday through Friday during the spring term. Click here for a practice math assessment.

    Can’t attend face-to-face classes? For the first time, Capilano University on the Sunshine Coast is excited to offer online instruction for students who are unable to attend face-to-face classes. Visit our Online Options web page for more information.

    Apply Now for January 2017

    Applications to the University can be done online. You are applying to the Preparatory Program and the course is Adult Basic Education, Sunshine Coast campus, spring 2017. Registration begins November 14, 2016.

    The university requires that the application fee be paid by credit card before your application is processed. Please contact the front desk at 604.885.9310 if you are unable to pay using a credit. Once you have completed your online application, please contact the University for information on your next steps.

    Returning students who have not taken a break of one semester or more from their studies DO NOT need to apply and pay the application fee again.


    Tuition fees are approximately $320.00 per course (two classes) plus some incidental fees. These fees are the same for classroom or online classes.

    Financial Aid

    IMPORTANT: Most students will qualify for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) or Supplemental Upgrading Grant (SUG) which covers tuition and some other fees. If students qualify for the AUG bus transportation and unsubsidized daycare costs are also covered. For more information regarding both AUG and SUG, visit the Financial Aid web page.

    For further information, contact Becky Wayte or Heather Ingram or call 604.885.9310.

    Spring Term 2017

    Adult Basic Education - Sunshine Coast Campus Timetable

    January 5 to April 25, 2017

    Daytime Classes

    8:30 to 9:50
    10 to 11:20
    60 60
    11:30 to 12:50 BMTH-MATH (Heather Ingram) BENG -ENGLISH (Colin Gilker)
    61 60
    1 to 2:20 BMTH-MATH (Heather Ingram) BENG -ENGLISH (Colin Gilker)
    2:30 to 3:50 BCMP - COMP (3 to 4:30)(Becky Wayte) / BSCI-SCIENCE (Bill Kershaw)
    4 to 5:20 BCMP - COMP (4:30 to 6)(Becky Wayte) / Science Learning Lab

    Evening Classes

    5:30 to 7 BSCI-SCIENCE (Bill Kershaw)

    Bill Kershaw (Science) Rm 125
    Colin Gilker (English) Rm 122
    Heather Ingram (Math) Rm 122
    Becky Wayte (Computers) Rm 107

    (New students only) Application Fee - $50.00
    Term Fee - $27.57
    Student Union Fee - $16.00
    Tech Fee - $24.48
    Tuition - $332.92
    Ask for information about Upgrading grants.