These courses are for students who require academic upgrading for admission to the University of Calgary.
Changes coming in Winter 2024...
Starting in January of next year, our academic preparation courses will be revised with new course numbers and titles that better reflect the naming conventions of the Alberta high school system. In addition, the course fees and some course hours will be increasing.
Courses and Equivalents
|Current Course||Starting Winter 2024...||Similar to...||Prerequisites*|
|UPG 110 Biology 1||APP 210 Biology 20||Biology 20||Science 10|
|UPG 210 Biology 2||APP 310 Biology 30||Biology 30||Biology 20, UPG 110 Biology 1, APP 210 Biology 20, or equivalent|
|UPG 140 Chemistry 1||APP 230 Chemistry 20||Chemistry 20||Science 10|
|UPG 240 Chemistry 2||APP 330 Chemistry 30||Chemistry 30||Chemistry 20, UPG 140 Chemistry 1, APP 230 Chemistry 20, or equivalent|
|UPG 222 English 2||APP 341 English 30-1||English Language Arts 30-1||English 20-1 or equivalent|
|UPG 350 Indigenous Studies 3||APP 350 Indigenous Studies 30||Aboriginal Studies 30||None|
|UPG 001 Math Foundations||APP 100 Math 10||Mathematics 10C||Math 9|
|UPG 020 Math 1||APP 201 Math 20-1||Mathematics 20-1||Math 10-C, Pure Math 10, UPG 010 Math Fundamentals, APP 100 Math 10, or equivalent|
|UPG 101 Math 2||APP 301 Math 30-1||Mathematics 30-1||Math 20-1, Pure Math 20, UPG 020 Math 1, APP 201 Math 20-1, or equivalent|
|UPG 032 Math 2B||APP 302 Math 30-2||Mathematics 30-2||Math 20-2, or equivalent|
|UPG 031 Math 3||APP 303 Math 31||Mathematics 31||Math 30-1, Pure Math 30, UPG 101 Math 2, APP 302 Math 30-2, or equivalent|
|UPG 130 Physics 1||APP 220 Physics 20||Physics 20||Science 10|
|UPG 230 Physics 2||APP 320 Physics 30||Physics 30||Physics 20, UPG 130 Physics 1, APP 220 Physics 20, or equivalent|
|UPG 360 Social Studies||APP 361 Social Studies 30-1||Social Studies 30-1||Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 20, Social Studies 30-2, or equivalent|
* Please note the prerequisites for each course. Students uncertain of their readiness are advised to contact us prior to registering.
UPG Course Levels
UPG Level 1 courses are equivalent to the 20 stream, and UPG Level 2 courses are equivalent to the 30 stream. If you are not strong in a subject, or have been away from high school for more than three years, we recommend you begin with the 20 stream course before attempting 30 stream.
Your UCID Number
Please note that the UCID you received as a student or staff will not work for registration until you create a Continuing Education student account. If you have not previously taken a Continuing Education course, you will need to create a new account during the checkout process.
The Pre-pathways to Education for Indigenous Students in Southern Alberta (PEISSA) award is designed to support Indigenous students in gaining the pre-requisite courses needed for admission into a program at the University of Calgary. Students eligible to access this program will be permitted to take up to four upgrading courses over one year. Learn more...