Length: 1 year (8-month)

Location Offered: Nanaimo Campus


For non-graduated Adult International students.

Download program brochure here.

Program Details

  • 1-year (8-month) program
  • Starts in September
  • Small classes, highly qualified, friendly, approachable teachers, and a wide range of learning materials.

Program Outcome

The average student will obtain the following:

  • Adult BC Dogwood High School diploma
  • VIU English entrance requirement met which allows direct entry to a variety of VIU degree, diploma and certificate programs (as long as academic pre-requisites met)
  • 3 Vancouver Island University credits
  • Skills for academic success

Admission requirements

  • 18 years old by December 31 of the year they enter
  • Non-graduated Adult
  • IELTS (or equivalent) of at least 4.0 overall. Applications will not be complete without an official IELTS score (or equivalent).

Important Note: An IELTS of 5.5 or 6.0 is required to complete this program in 1 academic year (8 months). Add an extra semester of study for each level of IELTS below 5.5.


As Adult learners, students in this program are welcome to explore the following options:

Start Date and Application Deadline

This program starts in September, and follows the university's academic calendar. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The school calendar is available here.

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