Upgrade Your Skills and Achieve Your Goals

The Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department can help you to:

  • reach your education and career goals
  • complete highschool and earn your Adult Dogwood
  • meet university program prerequisites

Find out more about our programs and services or browse our complete list of courses.

Interested? Follow our step-by-step process to become a UUP student!

If you are an adult living with disabilities, the TASK program might be for you! You can receive the Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) certificate to explore employment opportunities and prepare for a job. Find out more


Adult Basic Education courses are tuition-free

What does this mean for me?

When you register for Adult Basic Education courses, you don't have to pay the tuition fee.

Are there other costs involved?

Yes. Although tuition is free, you will still be responsible for student fees, and any applicable textbooks and supplies.

Is there funding available to help with these other costs?

Yes! The Adult-Upgrading-Grant-Application (AUG) is available to qualifying students to help cover the cost of fees, textbooks, supplies, and other costs. You can also visit Financial Aid to find out what other grants and funding may be available to you.

Still have questions? Contact us today! 


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Upgrading courses are tuition-free at UFV

If you are a domestic student, Adult Basic Education and English Language Studies courses are tuition-free. And you may qualify for a grant to cover other costs.

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