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Academic Upgrading

Admission Requirements

You are admitted into college courses and programs based on your previous educational background and experience. When you apply, you’ll need to meet the prerequisite requirements for each course or program. There are two ways to do that - by submitting a transcript or by taking an assessment.

Prepare for admission

Step 1 - Do you need an assessment?

A few reasons you may need to write an assessment:

  • You have no high school transcript
  • Your transcript doesn't include English or Math courses higher than Grade 9
  • Your academic English is below a C

Please consult Admissions to help decide if you require a math assessment.

We strongly recommend that you complete an assessment if your skills are rusty or your prerequisites are several years old. The assessment will help to determine if your current skills are sufficient, or whether taking a refresher course first would give you a better chance of success.

Prepare for admission

Step 2 - Take an English and/or math assessment (if required)

Contact the Assessment Centre at Lansdowne campus.

Are you Indigenous? Contact Indigenous Education to set up an appointment with an Indigenous Advisor. They can provide you with support and services.

Do you have a documented disability? If you have a documented disability that requires you to test under specific conditions, make an appointment with a Centre for Accessible Learning staff member so that testing accommodations and support can be arranged for you.

Assessment Results - English

Depending on your assessment results, you'll take different steps to apply and register. If your assessment places you in:

Assessment Results - Math

Depending on your assessment results, you'll take different steps to apply and register. If your assessment places you in:

Prepare for admission

Step 3 - Apply and register
Fundamental courses

Apply

There are two options for you to submit your application:

Register

To register, show your assessment results to Admissions and register in person for your first course(s) at either campus.

Intermediate courses

Apply

There are three different ways for you to apply. You can choose to:

Register

To register, show your assessment results to Admissions and register in person for your first course(s) at either campus.

College preparatory courses and BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Apply

There are three different ways for you to apply. You can choose to:

When you apply, you'll need to submit your high school and/or post-secondary transcripts or assessment results to Admissions.

Register

You'll register online using our Camlink system. Get ready to register with this step-by-step guide.

Completion requirements

Fundamental Academic Upgrading

To be eligible for the Certificate in Fundamental Academic Upgrading, you must complete at least two (2) of the fundamental academic upgrading courses as follows:

Intermediate Academic Upgrading

To be eligible for the Certificate in Intermediate Academic Upgrading, you must complete:

  • at least three (3) of the Intermediate courses*, or,
  • two (2) of the Intermediate courses* plus the BEST (Building Employment Success for Tomorrow) program.

*One course must be one of ENGL 050, ENGL 057, ENGL 058 or ENGL 059 or equivalent; and one course must be one of MATH 053, or MATH 057 or equivalent.

BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Grade 12 equivalency)

To graduate with a BC Adult Graduation Diploma from Camosun, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older (please refer to page 3 of Camosun's admission policy for Underage Applicants if under 19 years)
  • have taken at least three (3) courses as an "adult" at either Camosun College, through the secondary school system or another post-secondary institution
  • have completed at least one (1) course at Camosun College
  • have credit for all five (5) courses, and,
  • achieve an accumulative GPA of 2.0 ("C" average).

Other supports to consider

  • If you need financial assistance, see Financial Aid 
  • If you have a documented disability, contact the Centre for Accessible Learning. They can help arrange services and supports and act as a resource for you and your instructors.
  • If you're an Indigenous person and interested in upgrading either on campus or in community, talk to an Indigenous Advisor to help you plan your educational journey. They can provide academic and cultural support and assist you to access funding.
  • Public Transit and the Camosun Express are both efficient and convenient ways to get to our campuses. The Universal Bus Pass – included in your student fees – allows you access to buses in the Victoria region.
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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