Alberta Foundation Program
School of Continuing Education
The Alberta Foundation Program (AFP) is a study program designed to address the gap between a student’s current level of qualifications and knowledge and the level needed for admission into and success in a post-secondary diploma or degree.
Successful completion of this program prepares students for further post-secondary studies at the undergraduate level. Upon completion of the Alberta Foundation Program (AFP), students are encouraged to apply to a degree or diploma program. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to another program.
Depending on the student’s transcripts and English Language Proficiency, students could be enrolled into University Preparation courses and/or English as an Additional Language courses.
All students must enrol in FOUN 101 (39 hrs).
The maximum number of hours a student can be enrolled in each term varies between 235 to 360 hours.
Once students have gained foundational courses, they will be permitted to take courses listed under open studies. SCE University Advisors will work with each student to create an Educational Program Plan that align with their individual goal program admissions requirements.
Students under 18 years of age are not accepted except with special permission.
All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. This program requires proof of CLB scores of 5 in at least 2 categories (with no skill under 4), an overall IELTS score of 4.0 (with no skill below 3.5), or equivalent.
Once admitted, students may be required to write a placement test to determine their current academic standing and placement level in the program.
International applicants must be eligible to apply for a study permit which is valid for 6 months or longer.