Upgrading and University Preparation

How to apply


Apply for admission

In order to take Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses or the Workplace TASK program for students living with disabilities, you must first complete an online UFV application form.

To apply to the TASK program, you must also complete the TASK intake form.

There is no application fee when you apply as a new or returning upgrading Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Basic Education University Preparation (ABEUP), or Workplace TASK program student.

Note: If you are already a UFV student in another program but would like to take an upgrading course, then skip this step and move to step 2.


Book an appointment

Whether you want to complete high school, upgrade courses, or take the Workplace TASK program, a UUP assistant can help you figure out which classes to take. You can book your appointment at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, or Hope campus.

If you have your high school transcript, please bring it to your appointment. If you do not have a high school transcript on hand, contact the Ministry of Education to order one.


Take an assessment

As an upgrading student, you may need to take an assessment to measure reading, writing, and math skills. Completing the assessment helps place you in a course level that's comfortable and meets your skill level. A UUP assistant can review your high school transcript and let you know if you need to take an assessment.


Register for classes

You may register for classes through your myUFV account once your application has been processed and you've been assigned a registration date. To learn more about registration and the UFV timetable, watch a video tutorial.

If you have problems choosing classes or with the registration process, you can either contact the Office of the Registrar, or contact the Upgrading and University Preparation department to get help.

View the current timetable to see available Adult Basic Education courses.

Need financial assistance?

Apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant.


Get oriented

Are you new to UFV? Do you have questions? Check out our New Student Orientation guide, visit UFV's orientation website, or get in touch with the Orientation and Transitions team at 604-557-4064.

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Upgrading through UFV was absolutely the right decision for me. I could get my foot in the door at a wonderful university, and despite having not yet completed high school, I feel like a real university student! The upgrading courses are fun and have a relaxed environment — allowing you to thrive and flourish academically.

  • – Hayley Westwood
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