Adult Basic Education University Preparation (ABEUP)
Adult Basic Education University Preparation (ABEUP) is different from the ABE Program in two ways:
- Students take Provincial Level (Grade 12 Equivalency) ABE courses only.
- While taking ABE courses, students are also able to enroll in up to three first-year university courses.
Entrance Requirements | Course Descriptions | Fees and Costs
Adult Basic Education University Prep (ABEUP) courses are for students who need to upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
The ABEUP program is designed for those who have completed ENG 081 or are assessed at the ENG 091 level.
You can take upgrading classes in math, English, chemistry, physics, biology, computing science, and First Nations studies. You can start at a level that's comfortable and meets your skill level.
Academic Advisors can help you figure out where to start and develop your education plan. Please book an appointment with an advisor here.
Once you have your education plan in hand, UUP staff can help you figure out where to start. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Book a UUP appointment form.
The following table lists the provincially recognized ABE Provincial Level (Grade 12 Equivalency) courses. These courses meet the BC Ministry of Education requirements and guidelines.
NOTE: Provincial Level courses may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood).
*Courses taught by UFV departments other than UUP
Provincial Level (Grade 12 Equivalency)
|Course || Title|
| BIO 093*
|| Pre-College Biology II
| COMP 091
|| Computer Applications
| ECP 094
|| Education & Career Planning
| ENGL 091
|| Provincial English
| ENGL 099
|| Pre-University Composition
| FNST 091
|| Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Peoples' Cultures
| IPK 092
|| Academic Learning & Indigenous Cultures
| IPK 093
|| Critical Thinking from Indigenous Perspectives
| MATH 094*
|| Introduction to College Math I
| MATH 095*
|| Introduction to College Math II
| MATH 096
|| Algebra & Trigonometry
| PHYS 093*
|| Preparatory College Physics II
Courses are offered at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission campuses during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. NOTE: Summer semester courses are only available at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses.
See the UUP timetable for the courses that are currently being offered.
For complete program information, see the UFV calendar.
For information on ABE courses that transfer to other BC post-secondary institutions, see the Adult Basic Education Transfer Guide.
Fees and Costs
Apply now for the Adult Upgrading Grant for the Winter 2017 semester.
Due to government funding changes, fees are now being charged for upgrading courses and programs. See here for costs per credit and semester based fees.
Additional costs may include:
- Textbooks, up to $200 per course
- Supplies (binders, pens, etc.) approximately $20 per course
The Student Union Society Health and Dental Plan fee of approximately $216 is charged to students who are enrolled in nine or more credits. It is charged in the fall semester only, but provides coverage from September to August. Students may opt out if they have equivalent coverage with another health plan.
Funding is available for those who qualify for the Adult Upgrading Grant through UFV Financial Aid and Awards. Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid office at least four weeks before classes start.