PR0008 - Advanced Academic Preparation


Open doors to future possibilities! Study alongside university-bound students and challenge yourself to think, read and write critically within an academic context. This intensive 20 hour/week program will not only refine your English language skills but also deepen your academic communication, interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving and research skills.

  • Delivered in a full-time, 12-week format
  • 20 hours per week of classroom instruction
  • Offered 3 times per year (September, January, April)
  • Designed for students with an Advanced level of English proficiency 

Certificate in Advanced English Proficiency

Students who achieve 73% or higher in both courses in Advanced Academic Preparation will receive a Certificate in Advanced English Proficiency. This certificate can be used as proof of meeting the minimum English language requirement when applying for one of RRU’s undergraduate degree completion programs or most RRU graduate programs.

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Registration Details

This program is shared with students in University Academic Preparation, which prepares students for Year 3 of RRU undergraduate degree completion programs and most RRU graduate programs. The minimum English level required is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Only students who are assessed at an advanced level of English in all skill areas and who are prepared to commit 10-15 hours per week outside of class to assignments should select this program


Dates and Fees

Program Duration Dates Program Tuition
Advanced Academic Preparation 12 weeks Sep 09 - Nov 29, 2024
Jan 06 - Mar 28, 2025
Apr 22 - Jul 11, 2025
*$4,680 CAD
A non-refundable deposit of $550 is required upon acceptance to secure registration. The deposit is a pre-payment towards tuition and fees for each program and will be applied to the Professional and Continuing Studies invoice.
*Royal Roads University student fees apply to students in most GLLC programs. These fees, which help fund a range of services that support student learning and the student experience, are included in the program tuition stated above.Fees are subject to change without notice and are reviewed annually.


Homestay is a preferred choice for many GLLC students. Living with a local host family offers a unique and enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, enhance your language skills, and grow personally in a safe and supportive environment. Ready to apply for homestay or want more information? Click here.

For other options, visit the RRU Off-campus Housing page.

Contact us

Global Learning and Language Centre

Our advisors are here by email to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need, including:

  • Program details
  • Admission requirements and the application process
  • Campus and student services
  • How to prepare for your journey to Victoria



Enroll Now - Select an offering to enroll in

Program Offering Name
Advanced Academic Preparation - Sept 2024 (12 weeks)
Program Offering Dates
09 Sep 2024 - 29 Nov 2024
Program Offering Fees
Program tuition $4,680.00 or $550.00 deposit
Program Offering Name
Advanced Academic Preparation - Jan 2025 (12 weeks)
Program Offering Dates
06 Jan 2025 - 28 Mar 2025
Program Offering Fees
Program tuition $4,680.00 or $550.00 deposit
Program Offering Name
Advanced Academic Preparation - Apr 2025 (12 weeks)
Program Offering Dates
22 Apr 2025 - 11 Jul 2025
Program Offering Fees
Program tuition $4,680.00 or $550.00 deposit Click here to get more information
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