Kwantlen Polytechnic University General Interest

General Interest Students

Interested in taking a course or two at KPU?  No problem!  KPU provides General Interest students the opportunity to complete up to 12 credits of undergraduate coursework before being required to apply to KPU. 

The General Interest option is for non-credential-seeking students, and is not intended for students who previously attended or graduated from KPU.  Students wanting to return to KPU should contact our Academic Advising to discuss the process for re-applying.

Registration for General interest students begins after all scheduled registration, is only active for one term, and limited to 4 undergraduate credits per term (to a maximum of 12 credits overall).

If this is what you are looking for, registration begins each term on the first day of classes.

Here are your next steps:

  1.  Choose What Course You’ll Take

Look at the course search timetable to check availability of the course you are interested in completing.

  1. Submit the General Interest Registration Form

Access the General Interest Registration form online.

Bring the completed form to any Student Enrolment Services (SES) office for processing.  Once SES has processed your registration form, you will be provided with registration access.

  1. Log-in to Online Self-Service & Register

To log in to Online Self-Service you will need the following credentials:

  • User ID: Your KPU student number
  • Default Password: your birthdate in the following format: DDMonYYYY (i.e. September 01, 1999 will be 01Sep1999).You should change your password after logging in for the first time.

Please refer to the Registration Guide for instructions on How to Register.

Note: To register for a course with a pre-requisite, you will need to seek permission from the instructor teaching the course.  Permission is at the discretion of the instructor.  Enrolment is not guaranteed if the course is full.     

Already Completed 12 Credits?

Completed 12 credits of coursework – now what?  Contact Academic Advising to discuss admission into KPU.

International Applicants interested in studying at KPU can contact our Office of International Recruitment & Admissions at or by calling 604-599-2866.

Further information regarding General Interest can be found in AR2 Admission Policy and Procedures.