Academic and Placement Assessments

Applicants may be required to write an academic or placement assessment to:

  • determine placement in academic upgrading or other foundational programs
  • determine whether they have the required academic skills for program entrance

Generally, assessments take place online. You will use our online eproctoring services so that you can write at a time and place that’s convenient for you! See our frequently asked questions below for more information about what your assessment will be like.

Note: If you require any exam accommodations because of a disability, contact a student navigator so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Academic Upgrading/English language training placement

When you apply for Academic Upgrading or English language programs, you may be required to complete a placement assessment. The free placement assessment may include a standardized reading test, essay, and/or mathematics test. See our FAQs about the assessment below.

Your student navigator will work with the Testing Centre to set up your assessment. Once you have completed your assessment, your navigator will contact you to discuss your results and your program plan.

Testing and Assessment Centre

Room 2-070, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Edmonton campus




Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Weekends & statutory holidays