Course Load Reference
% of a Full Load
(when completed in a 4-month semester)
A student is considered to be full time for StudentAid BC student loan & grant purposes when enrolled in at least 60 percent of a full undergraduate course load (40 percent for students with permanent disabilities) for at least 12 weeks and leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.
Prior learning assessment is ineligible for StudentAid BC funding as it is an assessment process, not a formal course or program of study. Costs associated with the prior learning assessment process (i.e., the assessment) are not allowable costs, and courses for which prior learning assessment credit has been granted may not be used to determine full-time enrolment for StudentAid BC funding.
Upgrading / University Preparation / Adult Special Education
Adult Upgrading / University Preparation and Adult Special Education courses are not post-secondary and therefore their credits do not count toward the course load required for government student loans or post-secondary / undergraduate scholarships, awards, or bursaries.
Adult Upgrading/University Preparation & Adult Special Education courses start with a 0. Examples are: