Upgrading and College Prep

If you don’t have the admission requirements for the program or courses you’re interested in right now, don’t worry. We can help you get there.

Let us guide you

Student Navigators are available to answer your questions weekdays from 8am-4pm on both campuses

Email: upgrade@camosun.ca

  • Valerie Neaves: Call Office: 250-370-3847 or Text or Call: 250-216-8692
  • Tia Primrose: Tia: Call Office: 250-370-3466 or Text or Call: 250-216-7156
  • Ghofran Zrek: Call Office: 250-370-3847 or Text or Call: 236-638-3503

Why upgrade with us?

Camosun offers flexible learning to fit your schedule. Take one course or complete all the courses needed for a certificate.

  • Upgrading is tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will cover the cost of textbooks, student fees and registration fees for eligible students*
  • Courses and programs are offered on both campuses year-round
  • Small class sizes mean you get the attention and support you need

What upgrading program is right for you?

Upgrading & college preparatory programs

Academic Upgrading, Certificate - length varies

  • Foundations of Academic Upgrading, Certificate
  • Intermediate Academic Upgrading, Certificate
  • Upgrade to the Grade 10 level 
  • Earn pre-requisites for your next program
  • Take individual courses or complete the certificate
  • Individual courses are also available for Pre-requisites
  • For adult learners who want to take courses in order to complete high school and obtain their adult high school diploma
College Prep - courses only
Indigenous College Prep, Certificate - 8 months
  • Held in local First Nations communities
  • Prepares Indigenous students for entrance into college-level courses and programs
  • Take courses including Intermediate math (Grade 10)
  • UCEP (University College Entrance Preparation) fundable by bands
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