BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)


The BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood) program, an adult Grade 12 equivalency, enables adult learners to complete their BC Ministry of Education secondary school graduation requirements in order to enter the workforce or post-secondary studies.

Courses required for completion are offered in a term-based format.

Students completing the Adult Graduation Diploma can satisfy graduation requirements by using:

  • courses taken in high-school;
  • transferable courses taken at other post-secondary institutions;
  • undergraduate-level courses (these may also be applied towards other programs).

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/acp

Department's website: kpu.ca/acp/english-upgrading

Admission Requirements

All applicants who do not have the appropriate High School prerequisite, or those referred by instructors, must take assessments in English and mathematics to ensure appropriate placement in the program. Assessments are booked online at kpu.ca/assessment-testing-services.

Curricular Requirements

To complete the Adult Graduation Program at KPU, mature students (19 or older) must complete five B.C. post secondary system qualifying courses. Courses and credits can be counted from KPU and/or the B.C. Secondary School System. At least three of the five courses must be completed (directly, or through PLA) after enrolling in the Adult Graduation Program. For a more detailed explanation of the graduation requirements, see the Ministry of Education's website for the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma Program.

Diploma requirements are:

A Provincial Level (Grade 12) English course or higher:
Select one of the following:
Available at KPU: 3
Provincial Level English Literature (English 12)
Professional and Technical English 12
Any ENGL course numbered 1100 or greater 1
Or taken previously/elsewhere:
ABE Provincial English 12
English 12 2
English 12 First Peoples 2
An Advanced (Grade 11) or Provincial Level (Grade 12) Mathematics course or higher:
Select one of the following:
Available at KPU: 3
Qualifying Studies Math
Foundations of Mathematics
Any MATH course numbered 1100 or greater 1
Or taken previously/elsewhere:
ABE Provincial Mathematics 12
Mathematics 11 or 12 (including Foundations, Applications, Principles, or Pre-Calculus)
Three additional courses at the Provincial Level (Grade 12) or Post-Secondary Level: 2
Available at KPU:9
Any course numbered 1100 or greater

Completion of a Provincial Level (Grade 12) English course with a grade of C+ or better may be required to access KPU courses numbered 1100 or greater.


Grade 12 courses taken at BC Secondary Schools may be used to meet requirements. See KPU Policy AR16, Requirements for Graduation.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

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