Book online for exams at Nanaimo campus

Book for Cowichan Campus: assessments.cowichan@viu.ca
Book for Powell River Campus: examspr@viu.ca

A classroom-based or online course is always our first recommendation for students who do not meet the English 12 requirement for admission to a program or course at Vancouver Island University.

However, we recognize that time is sometimes an issue or that you already have a high-level of skill in English reading, writing and grammar.

If this is the case, you may choose to write a test to challenge grade 12 English equivalency.

Note: this does not replace the Dogwood diploma.

We currently offer two options:

  •  ACCUPLACER 
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

Table to show comparison between the ACCUPLACER and LPI

Options

Content

Timing

Cost

Testing Location

Testing Schedule

Recognition

Registration

Preparation Materials

ACCUPLACER

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Skills

Essay

2.5 hrs

$55 ($40) rewrite)

including tax

Vancouver Island University

(Nanaimo, Powell River, Cowichan campuses)

Off-campus testing also available
Regular group and individual sittings available ACCUPLACER is accepted by VIU, some colleges and universities in Canada and many colleges and universities in the USA

Vancouver Island University

(Nanaimo, Powell River, Cowichan campuses)

Off-campus testing also available
Accuplacer preparation materials
LPI

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Structure

English Usage

Essay
2.5 hrs $115 excluding tax Various locations (see website) 4 times per year LPI is accepted by over 30 institutions across British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon

See website www.lpitest.ca

See website www.lpitest.ca

 

 

 

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