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Apply to Academic Upgrading


Ongoing student registration

begins on Monday, October 24, 2016
New student registration begins Monday, October 31, 2016
Last day to request a Training Provider Information Form (TPI) (for learners requesting Alberta Works funding) November 10, 2016 - by 4:00PM
Last Day to pay tuition or show proof of Alberta Works funding (FAD letter) or be dropped from classes January 3, 2017 - by 4:00PM
Winter Term classes start January 5, 2017

Click here for the Winter 2017 Upgrading Course Registration form

If you are interested in applying for Alberta Works funding, see the BVC Alberta Works webpage for more information. There is a deadline to apply for funding, so please ensure you apply to Bow Valley College as early as possible.

High School Upgrading - Aboriginal Program

  • The Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning - Aboriginal Program accepts learners of First nations, Metis and Inuit descent, who are over 18 years of age, for either full-time or part-time studies. To receive assistance through the application process, please contact the Aboriginal Student Recruitment Specialist at 403-476-2256.

Literacy and Essential Skills - Adult Basic Education

High School Upgrading - Traditional and FlexClass

High School - Anytime Online 

Pre-Business Career Pathway

Pre-Practical Nurse

  • If you would like to apply for our Pre-Practical Nurse program, please submit an application through Apply Alberta. To apply for the Pre-Practical Nurse Program, select the "Upgrading" Program because the Pre-Practical Nurse Program is part of the "Upgrading" Program.

GED Preparation Full-time

  • If you would like to apply for GED Preparation Full-time course, please submit an application through Apply Alberta. To apply for the GED Preparation Full-Time Program, select the "Upgrading" Program because the GED Preparation Full-time Program is part of the High School Upgrading Program.

GED Preparation Part-time Evenings

  • Register directly in person at the Registrar's Office or over the phone (403-410-1400) by paying the course fee.


  • To register for our Lifeline to Literacy, Intermediate Literacy, the Supported Adult Learning Classroom (formerly SARAW), and Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) programs, please call 403-410-1525.