Program Highlights

Looking to explore a wide range of academic disciplines? The Academic Studies Diploma is a 60 credit credential. The diploma can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Guided by their emerging areas of interest, students are invited to select their course of study from an extensive list of lower-level courses. Students can use their diploma credits towards further study at Capilano.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

To be eligible for a Diploma in Academic Studies, a student must have: 

  1. Completed 60 credits, 50% of which must be completed at Capilano University;
  2. Achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better;
  3. Successfully completed at least 45 credits from the following subject areas (List A and B), including at least six credits from English (100-level or higher), at least six credits from subjects in List A; and at least 15 credits selected from 200-level courses;
    • List A
      Applied Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography (Physical), Geology, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics
    • List B
      Anthropology, Art History, Chinese, Commerce, Criminology, Economics, English, French, Geography (Human), German, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre, Women's Studies
  4. All courses must be university transferable courses.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Jun 4, 2019 - May 5, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 9, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Apr 28, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 4, 2020 - Dec 1, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 16, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 21, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 2, 2020 - May 4, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 8, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Apr 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

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