Assessment Centre


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 Program Advisor to determine which math assessment you may need.

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

On-site math assessments:

*Please check the schedules page for updated dates/times before coming for an ABE Math assessment.*

Math assessments are offered several times each month.  No appointment is necessary. See the schedule for available dates.

Please read all the information on the schedule carefully. You will need to arrive at the arrival time listed on the schedule. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come to the office to sign in when you arrive.

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

Math only:

If the math assessment is the only ABE assessment you plan to write, please check the MATH ONLY arrival time on the schedule.

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

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

Off-site math assessments:

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

Please 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. You can also contact us for a list of existing service providers.

To request an off-site ABE or Health Sciences math assessment, please 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

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

A fee of $30 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.

The cost for a math assessment is $30, payable by cash, debit or credit card when you come to write the assessment.  

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.