Thompson Rivers University
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University and Employment Preparation

Upgrade tuition-free

As of Sept. 1, 2017, tuition is free (applicable fees still apply) for students accessing Adult Basic Education (campus or distance) or English as a Second Language. Low-income students can apply for a grant to cover books, a bus pass, and additional university fees.
*BC residents only for distance programs


Upgrade your skills. Complete prerequisites for admission into career, vocational and academic programs, or choose from several adult basic education diplomas including the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (the equivalent to high school completion).


Courses in biology, business, chemistry, computing, English, math, psychology, physics, science, social science and student success are designed for adult learners and delivered in small, student-centred classes through teaching methods that accommodate students' life experience and different learning styles.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

  • At least 17 years of age or one year out of school.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or student permit.

Next Steps

Apply to this program Visit the program website View program information package


Specific questions about this program?
Phone: 250-828-5036

Specific questions about this program in Williams Lake?
Phone: 1-800-663-4936