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Adult Basic Education

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Academic and Career Preparation and High School Equivalency (ABE)
Field of Study:Adult High School/Secondary Diploma Program
Length:1 Year(s)


Heading back to school to finish your high school education is a big step. Getting your high school diploma will help you qualify for many post-secondary program options, and get you on the path to the job you see in your future. VIU offers the Adult Basic Education program to support learners in obtaining their Adult Basic Education Diploma or GED Diploma.

The High School Equivalency (ABE) program is taught in an inclusive environment, where you receive the individual attention that will help you succeed. Study in small class groups with instructors who care about your success.

Tuition is free for domestic students, and financial support for other costs could be made available.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are for adults who want to:

    • complete prerequisite courses needed for further study;
    • obtain a graduation certificate;
    • prepare for employment;
    • refresh their skills and confidence for work or further studies;
    • reach a personal goal.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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