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**NOTICE**  

The Assessment Centre has temporarily suspended all in-person assessments until further notice.

We are looking into alternative options for students who need to meet program/course requirements. 

To check out what alternative options we are offering, please click on the appropriate box below.  

The Assessment Centre is still open for inquiries and can be reached by email assessments@vcc.ca or

by phone 604-871-7093.

 

If you require assistance with program requirements and alternative options, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 604-871-7000 Option 2 or schedule online at online appointment booking.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during a very challenging and very complex time.

 

 

Math

 

Health Sciences Math Assessment

The Assessment Centre is exploring alternative ways that you can do the Health Sciences Math assessment online. As we explore these options, you are welcome to register for an online self-paced ‘Math for Health Sciences 1054’ course offered through the CCA (College and Career Access) Department as an alternative to the Health Sciences Math assessment. 

 

To "fast track" through the Math for Health Sciences 1054 course, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor for more information.  Please call 604-871-7000 Option 2 or book online at online appointment booking.

 

 Please review your math skills by reviewing the following math assessment samples: 

     For Health Sciences Math go to this link:       Health Sciences math 

 

     For general upgrading, go to this link:           Basic arithmetic

                                                                                             Basic arithmetic and algebra

                                                                                             Intermediate algebra

                                                                                             Math precalculus

 

 

Basic Arithmetic, Basic Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Calculus Assessments

At this time, we are still exploring alternative options for the math assessment.  Please continue to check our website for any updates.

In the meantime, contact an Academic Advisor to see what other options you have other than taking a math assessment to meet your program/course requirement.  To book an appointment for an Academic Advisor please call 604-871-7000 Option 2 or book online at online appointment booking.

Thank you.

 

The following math assessments are used to determine where students should begin their educational upgrading or to determine if an applicant meets the math pre-requisites for entry into specific VCC programs.

Hard copies of the samples are also available from the Assessment Centre, the Advising Office, and the Registrar's Office at either campus.

Speak to a VCC Academic Advisor to determine which math assessment you may need.

IMPORTANT:  Calculators and dictionaries are not allowed during the assessments.


*** ALL APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

 

 To book an online Math assessment appointment  for a VCC course or program, you will need the following 3 pieces of information:

  • A VCC ID number (usually 9 digits and begins with ‘000’)
  • The name of the VCC course or program you want to get into
  • The name of the VCC Math assessment you need 

If you do not have the above 3 pieces of information, please speak with one of the following advisors:

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm and request the correct assessment for their chosen program/course.  Please consult with a VCC advisor for details.

 ABE Math assessments include:

  • Basic Arithmetic (1 hr)
  • Basic Algebra (1 hr)
  • Basic Arithmetic & Basic Algebra (1 hr)
  • Intermediate Algebra (1 hr)
  • Precalculus (2 hrs)

    The Health Sciences Math assessment is for entry into applicable VCC Health Sciences programs (1 hr)

Additional Information:

  • Assessment fees are non-refundable and non transferrable. Payments online must be made by credit card. (Debit Credit cards are not accepted online)
  • Please review the samples before coming to write your assessments.  Samples of the math assessments are available on the math page.
  • All on-site math assessments are delivered at the VCC Broadway campus.

 

On-site Math assessments:

  • VCC ABE Math assessments are offered several times each month.  You will see the dates and times offered when you are booking your appointment online.
  • Government Issued Photo Identification is needed to enter the assessment room (ie: valid passport, driver's license, BC Services Card).
  • Latecomers will not be able to enter the on-site assessment room.

 

**NEW ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING PROCESS**

Schedules can be accessed when booking online

(Note:  Dates and Times are subject to change without prior notice)

 

Please book online by clicking on the following link:   https://canada.registerblast.com/vcc/Exam/List.

If you do not have a credit card, please do not book online.  Contact the Assessment Centre at 604-871-7093 and please leave a message at Option 5.

 

Off-site Math assessments – outside the BC Lower Mainland:

If you live outside the BC Lower Mainland and need to do our assessments to get into a VCC program, we can mail our VCC math assessments to your local college.

  • Contact Student or Assessment Services at your local college (or reasonable equivalent) and get the name of the contact person who is willing to supervise the assessments for you. This could be an instructor, an assessment centre proctor, etc.
  • Complete the request for supervision for off-site assessment form‌. Have your test supervisor complete their section of the form.
  • Once completed, please scan and email the form to assessments@vcc.ca
  • We will contact you to finalize payment and provide further information.

The test package will then be forwarded to the receiving institution attention to the test supervisor.

All testing materials must be returned by the test supervisor either by Canada Post Xpresspost or by courier with a tracking number.  It is the applicant's responsibility to cover the courier cost.  

A fee of $40 per assessment and an additional $20 processing fee will be charged before the test package is sent out.

Fees are payable by credit card, a certified cheque, or money order. Assessment fees and processing fees are non-refundable.

 

 

 


 Assessment fees are non-refundable.  * Fees are subject to change *

The cost for a math assessment is $40.   Payment must be made to secure your appointment. 

 To reschedule your math assessment appointment, we require 48 hours notice to avoid a $25 rescheduling fee.

 

Off-site math assessments are charged an additional $20 processing fee. Off-site math assesment fees can be paid with a credit card over the phone. For security purposes, please do not share credit card information via voice mail or email.  

 


Assessment results are confidential and valid for one calendar year. Assessments may be re-written every four months. 

Duplicate results letters can be generated at an additional fee. Call us at 604.871.7000, ext 7094 or email us for more information.