Follow these steps to get started on your Adult Basic Education (ABE) or College & University Preparation (CUP) courses at CapU.

Step 1. Apply for admission to Capilano University

New students apply to CapU online using EducationPlannerBC. If you are already a CapU student you can skip this step.

In the education planner:

  1. Create an account
  2. Create an application
  3. Select "Preparatory"
  4. Select either ABE or CUP as your first and/or second choice. 

Find more information on How to Apply.

Note: Be sure to pay the application fee. The University will not process your application until you have paid the fee. 

Step 2. Attend an Information and Assessment session

Our instructors need to know which class is at the right level for you. So before you can register for Adult Basic Education (ABE) or College & University Preparation (CUP) courses you’ll need to come to an information session.

At the info session you'll take an assessment test. The test is only to make sure we sign you up for the right class. You can’t register for courses until you’ve written the test.

The test involves:

  1. English: a half page writing assessment. We will give you the topics.
  2. Math: the test will be similar to this Practice Math Assessment (pdf).

Note: You can try the Practice Math Assessment at home if you wish. The higher you place on the test, the higher the level of math you’ll start at. Don’t worry if you can’t get all the answers. What you don’t know now you will learn in class. 

Sign up for an info and assessment session.

Step 3. Register for classes

New ABE and CUP students register in person at the same as your Information and Assessment session. If you are taking courses in other CapU programs please bring your schedule with you.

Returning ABE and CUP students must register in person (not online). If you are unable to attend registration, you can ask a friend or relative to register for you, but you need to download, fill in and sign a Release of Information Form (pdf). 

Registration dates

North Vancouver campus Summer 2018 (classes from July 9 – August 24)

GroupPriorityDayDateTimeRoom

Current ABE

1

Thurs.

June 28, 2018

10–11 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

Returning ABE

2

Thurs.

June 28, 2018

11–11:30 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

Current CapU

2

Thurs.

June 28, 2018

11–11:30 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

New ABE

3

You will register on the same day as your  Information & Assessment Meeting

North Vancouver campus Fall 2018 (classes from September 4 – December 14)

GroupPriorityDayDateTimeRoom

Current ABE

1

Thurs.

July 26, 2018

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

Returning ABE

2

Thurs.

July 26, 2018

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

Current CapU

2

Thurs.

July 26, 2018

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Birch Building, BR381

New ABE

3

You will register on the same day as your  Information & Assessment Meeting

Any ABE and CUP student who has attended an Information and Assessment session and who wants to add, drop or change classes can do so on the following dates:

For Summer 2018 (classes from July 9 – August 24)

DayDateTimeRoom

Thurs.

June 28, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Thurs.

July 5, 2018

9:30–10 a.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Thurs.

July 5, 2018
(if space available)

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

For Fall 2018 (classes from September 4 – December 14)

DayDateTimeRoom

Thurs.

July 26, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Thurs.

August 2, 2018

9:30–10 a.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Wed.

August 8, 2018

9:30–10 a.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Tues.

August 14, 2018

9:30–10 a.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Wed.

August 22, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Wed.

August 29, 2018

9:30–10 a.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Wed.

August 29, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Tues.

September 4, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Mon.

September 10, 2018
(if space available)

1:30–2 p.m.

Birch Building, BR377

Step 4. Pay your fees

If you don’t pay your fees on time you may be charged a late fee or even deregistered from your courses. 

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents do not pay tuition fees for ABE courses.

You will still pay:

We suggest you pay any fees the same day that you register.

Find more information about ABE and CUP fees and the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) at Financial Aid & Awards.

Note: Applying to Capilano University does not guarantee a place in the program.