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To find out if the VCC ABE Reading & Writing assessments are best for you, contact 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.

Additional Information:

  • Assessment fees are non-refundable. Payment can be made with cash, debit card, or credit card.
  • Personal cheques are not accepted for payment.
  • Samples of the VCC ABE Reading & Writing assessments are available on the subject pages (English). Please review the samples before coming to write your assessments.
  • You may write both the reading and the writing assessment on one day or you may complete them over several sittings.
  • For a complete English assessment, you must write both the reading and writing assessments.
  • Latecomers will not be able to enter the on-site assessment room.

** NEW APPOINTMENT BOOKING PROCESS **

You must make an appointment and pay the fee in advance for all VCC ABE Reading and writing assessments.

There are 2 ways to request an appointment:

  1. Email us – assessments@vcc.ca, or
  2. Call us – 604.871.7093,  option 5 

Provide us with the following information:

  • Name of the VCC assessment you need
  • Name of the VCC Program or Course you want to get into
  • Your preferred assessment date (see the schedule below)

We will contact you to finalize a date and arrange payment.  After payment has been made, you will receive an email confirming all appointment details and location information.

If you do not know the name of the assessment you need, or the name of the VCC Program or Course, please speak to a VCC Academic Advisor – 604.871.7000, option 2 or advisingservices@vcc.ca
DAYDATE

Reading

$40.00

START Time

Writing

$40.00

START Time

Thursday July 11 8:45 am 10:10 am
Wednesday July 17 4:30 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesday July 23 8:45 am 10:10 am
Monday July 29 8:45 am 10:10 am
Wednesday Aug 07 4:30 pm 6:00 pm
Thursday Aug 15 8:45 am 10:10 am
Monday Aug 19 8:45 am 10:10 am
Wednesday Aug 28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

 All on-site VCC ABE Reading & Writing assessments are delivered at the VCC Broadway campus.

* Dates and times are subject to change without prior notice.  


To take a math assessment for a VCC course or program, you need the following 2 pieces of information:

  •  The name of the VCC course or program you want to get into
  •  The name of the VCC math assessment you need

       ABE Math assessments include:

  • Basic Math (1 hr)
  • Basic Algebra (1 hr)
  • Basic Math & 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)

To find out which math assessment is best for you, contact 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.

Additional assessment information:

Assessment fees are non-refundable. Payment can be made with cash, debit card, or credit card.

  • Personal cheques are not accepted for payment.
  • Samples of the math assessments are available on the math page. Please review the samples before coming to write your assessments.
  • Latecomers will not be able to enter the on-site assessment room
DAYDATE

MATH

$40.00

START Time

Friday July 12 10:00 am
Monday July 15 1:00 pm
Wednesday July 17 6:00 pm
Wednesday July 24 1:00 pm
Thursday July 25 10:00 am
Tuesday July 30 10:00 am
Wednesday Aug 07 6:00 pm
Friday Aug 09 10:00 am
Wednesday Aug 14 1:00 pm
Monday Aug 19 1:00 pm
Thursday Aug 22 10:00 am
Thursday Aug 29 10:00 am

All on-site math assessments are delivered at the VCC Broadway campus 

*Dates and times are subject to change without prior notice.


NoteWe currently only offer keyboarding assessments for VCC programs. 

*On January 02, 2019, the new assessment and rescheduling fees will come into effect*

  

Schedules can be accessed when booking online at:   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  Option 6.

 

Details about the Keyboarding Assessment:

- The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a computer using the Cortez-Peters keyboarding program

- Backspace key is disabled  (cannot backspace to correct)

- 2 spaces after a period (.)   1 space after a comma (,)

- 2 spaces after a colon (:)   1 space after a semi-colon (;)

- Timed Writings are on a piece of paper and not on the screen

- Use a regular keyboard to practice and not on a laptop if possible

Please allow 1 hour to 1 ½ hour  of your time to do the keyboarding assessment.

 

This assessment can be taken without a waiting period.  

Picture identification is needed to enter the assessment room (ie: valid passport, driver's license, PR card, BCID, etc.).

 

 

 


You can talk to a VCC Academic Advisor to find out if the VCC ELA is best for you. 604.871.7000, option 2

All VCC ELA appointments must be paid for in advance.

There are two parts to the VCC English Language Assessment:

  1. VCC ELA written part - 3.5 hours
  2. VCC ELA speaking part - 15 mins

Morning session – speaking is scheduled after written
Evening session – speaking is scheduled before written

All VCC ELA appointments are held at the VCC Broadway campus. Start and end times will be provided when the appointment is confirmed.

DAYDATESession
Tuesday July 16 Morning
Monday July 22 Morning
Wednesday July 31 Evening
Thursday Aug 08 Morning
Tuesday Aug 13 Morning
Wednesday Aug 21 Evening
Monday Aug 26 Morning

Demand can be high for this assessment.  Book early to make sure you meet your registration deadline.

There are several ways you can make an appointment for the VCC ELA:

  • Online - complete ELA appointment request form - select VCC ELA at the top of the form. This does not confirm your appointment.  When we receive the completed form we will call you to book a date and to finalize payment.  After payment has been made, you will  receive an email with all appointment and location information, including a sample of the assessment to practice.
  • Call us to book an appointment. 604.871.7093, leave a message at option 3.

The assessment fee must be paid to secure an appointment. For security reasons, please do not share credit card information in an email or voice mail.