BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Qualify for entry into specific programs and increase job opportunities. Many employers, particularly in trades, require grade 12 completion. Study face-to-face or online, during the day or evening, in courses that work around your schedule, learning style and time commitments. Receive support every step of the way, from your initial assessment, to your self-paced learning plan and one-on-one assistance in class.

Where: College Wide
Starts: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June

The teachers here treat you like equals. If you don’t understand something, you can reach out to them. It makes a huge difference.

Patricia Dawson-Hunt, NIC BC Adult Graduation diploma graduate

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Program Requirements

Five courses selected from the following:

  1. ENG-096 or ENG-098 or higher-level English
  2. MAT-053 or higher-level mathematics
  3. Plus, any three courses from the following Adult Basic Education provincial level or higher-level courses:

Completion Requirements

In order to receive a BC Adult Graduation diploma, students must:

  1. Be granted credit for at least 3 courses as an adult at NIC, through the secondary school system, or through prior learning assessment (PLA).
  2. Have completed at least 1 course through North Island College.
  3. Complete all required and elective requirements listed under BC Adult Graduation Diploma program overview.
  4. Earn at least 20 credits in the secondary system or complete 5 courses in the post secondary system. Courses and credits can be counted from the secondary school system and/or the post-secondary school system and/or the Adult Basic Education program.

Admission Requirements

  1. To be eligible for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma, a person must be 18 years or older.
  2. Complete and submit the NIC Application for Admission form, writing BC Adult Graduation Diploma as the program name.
  3. Meet with an educational advisor to discuss your goals and course options. A skills assessment may be booked at this time to ensure you are placed at the right level for success.

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

Did you Know ...

You can earn credit toward Grade 12 and college - at the same time.
If you’re planning to take any other North Island College program, you can earn credit toward completion of your BC Adult Grad diploma - with the same courses. For example, many trades programs earn you three of five required course credits toward your Grade 12. And completing your Grade 12 may qualify you for a wider range of job opportunities upon graduation. Contact a student advisor for details.

Flexible Course Schedules

You will find a wide variety of upgrading courses available at all NIC locations starting in September, January, and June. Some are offered on a set schedule and meet at the same time every week. Other courses, like our continuous-entry and online courses, often have flexible start dates where you set the pace. Most of the continuous-entry and online courses must be completed within four months of your start date (some allow five months to complete). They all include instructor support and follow-up. Educational advisors at your nearest campus can provide a current timetable of courses suited to your goals, including in-class, distance, and online options that make it possible for you to build your timetable around jobs and child care.

Come Talk to Us

Our educational advisors are available by appointment (on campus or by phone) to talk to you about all your upgrading options, BC Adult Graduation diploma completion and how we can help set up a study plan that fits your goals.

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2018, Winter, Spring & Summer 2019

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Per Credit
NISU Fees $5

Adult Basic Education courses are tuition-free for domestic students.  Book costs and Lab fees are course-specific and not all courses have Lab fees.