Assessment Centre

The Assessment Centre is offering in-person computer-based Math and Keyboarding assessments.

Please click on the appropriate colored box below for more information and for alternative assessment options.  

If you require assistance with program requirements and options, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 604.871.7000, option 2.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment 

Every student with a scheduled in-person appointment is required to complete a BC COVID-19 Self-Assesment on the day of their appointment. The link to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment will be provided to you in your confirmation appointment email.  



At this time, we are not offering the ABE, ELA or the CLBPT.  As an alternative, the online Duolingo English Test can be taken to meet the English Language requirement for most VCC programs.

Please see below for programs that are not accepting the Duolingo English Test.   


LPN and HCA programs
VCC will not accept the Duolingo English test. Please see an Academic Advisor for other options.

Pharmacy program

VCC is currently not offering the ABE assessment, however we are temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Assessment with an overall score of 120 for those students who have completed three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction. For those who have not studied three years full-time in English, refer to the Pharmacy Technician for academic ielts  and toefl scores accepted. We recommend you meet with an Advisor before paying for the test to determine the appropriate English assessment. Please call 604 871-7000, option 2 to make an appointment.

College and Career Access (CCA) - Self-Paced Upgrading
If you are interested in CCA Self-Paced upgrading classes, please email cca@vcc.ca for assessment options.  CCA does not accept the Duolingo English Test.  

Duolingo English Test - Please read all the information carefully

The Duolingo English test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for $49 US. The test is taken using a computer with a camera (NOT a tablet, iPad, or phone) and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample. Certified results will be sent to you by Duolingo within 48 hours of the test session. Duolingo results are valid for two years.   

Click on this video for more information about the test.  

There is a practice test on the Duolingo website that we suggest you use to prepare for the English test.

Visit englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants to register. 


How to submit your Duolingo English Test results to VCC:

Step 1:    You must have a VCC ID#

Step 2:    Use the same email address for both Duolingo and VCC

Step 3:    After completing the Duolingo English Test, choose “Vancouver Community College- Domestic Admission" 

                   Click on the following:  How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?

Step 4:    When you receive your results from Duolingo, email the Assessment Centre with the

                    following information:  (without this information, we cannot enter your results in the student database)           

  • Full Legal Name (Last name and First name)
  • VCC ID#
  • Date of Birth (eg. 05 May 1997)
  • The date you wrote the Duolingo English test
  • The program you are applying for
  • Your email address (please use the same email for both Duolingo and VCC)

Once we have all your information and have entered your scores in our student database, you will receive a confirmation email.  

DUOLINGO English Test results are valid for two calendar years.   Please check with DUOLINGO for the re write policy.