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Assessment Centre

Schedules

Contact our office to book appointments, and pay in advance, for all the following services:

- English as an Additional Language (ESL) assessments

- PN Access assessments

- Exam supervision/invigilation appointments

ABE Reading, Writing and Math assessments do not need to be booked in advance.

See below for information about:

  • ABE reading, writing and math assesment schedules
  • VCC ELA (English Language Assessment) schedules and to request an appointment
  • Keyboarding assessment schedules and to request an appointment

You can talk to a VCC Program Advisor to find out if the ABE English assessments are best for you. 604.871.7000, option 2

The times listed below are when you are required to arrive at the Assessment Centre to write ABE reading, writing, and/or math assessments.  Please come to the office to sign in when you arrive.

No appointments are necessary.
We work on a first-come, first-serve basis. Late comers will not be able to enter the assessment room.

You may write all three assessments on one day (except evenings) or you may complete them over several sittings.

If you plan to write a math assessment only - especially on a Wednesday evening - please refer to the last column for arrival times.

For a complete English assessment, you must write both the reading and writing assessments. They can be completed on the same day or over two separate sittings.

 

DAYDATE

Reading

$30.00

Arrival Time

Writing

$30.00

Arrival Time

Math

(if doing same day
as reading & writing)

MATH ONLY

$30.00

Arrival Time

Wednesday June 6 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. X 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 12 X X X 1:30 p.m.
Thursday June 21 8:45 a.m. 10:10 a.m. after reading & writing 12:10 p.m.
Tuesday June 26 X X X 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday July 3 X X X 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 4 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. X 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 17 X X X 9:00 a.m.
Monday July 23 8:45 a.m. 10:10 a.m. after reading & writing 12:10 p.m.
Thursday July 26 X X X 1:30 p.m.
Monday July 30 X X X 9:00 a.m.

 

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

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 assessments are available on the subject pages (English, math). Please review the samples before coming to write your assessments.


The times listed below are when you are required to arrive at the Assessment Centre to write a math assessment. Please come to the office to sign in when you arrive.

No appointments are necessary. Assessments are available on a first come, first serve basis. Latecomers will not be able to enter the assessment room.

Please arrive at the arrival time listed on the schedule below - VCC Assessment Centre, Broadway campus, Building A, room 4027. 

DAYDATE

MATH ONLY

$30.00

Arrival Time

Wednesday June 6 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 12 1:30 p.m.
Thursday June 21 12:10 p.m.
Tuesday June 26 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday July 3 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 4 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 17 9:00 a.m.
Monday July 23 12:10 a.m.
Thursday July 26 1:30 p.m.
Monday July 30 9:00 a.m.

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

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.

 

 


Note: We currently only offer keyboarding assessments for VCC programs. 

DAYDATE

Start time

Monday June 11 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday June 19 1:30 p.m.
Friday June 22 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday July 4 6:30 p.m.
Friday July 6 10:00 a.m.
Friday July 20 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 25 5:00 p.m.

 

There are several ways you can make an appointment for a keyboarding assessment:

  • Complete the online request form.  This option does not confirm your appointment.  When we receive the request we will call you to finalize a date and make the payment.
  • Call 604.871.7093, option 6.  Please be prepared to pay the assessment fee with a credit card. 
  • Come to the VCC Assessment Centre at the Broadway campus. Bring picture identification and payment.

For security purposes, please do not share credit card information in an email or voice mail.

This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.

This schedule is subject to change. 


You can talk to a VCC Program 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 schedule 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 June 5 Morning
Monday June 11 Morning
Wednesday June 13 Evening
Monday June 18 Morning
Friday June 22 Morning
Monday June 25 Morning
Wednesday June 27 Evening
Thursday July 5 Morning
Monday July 9 Morning
Wednesday July 11 Evening
Monday July 18 Morning
Tuesday July 24 Morning

Demand can be high for this assessment. During peak periods it may take up to six weeks for an available assessment appointment. Book early to make sure you meet your registration deadline.

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

  • In person at the VCC Assessment Centre.  Please bring photo identification (ie: valid passport, PR card, driver's license, etc.)
  • 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 with a credit card.
  • Call us to book an appointment. 604.871.7093, leave a message at option 3. Payment can be made with a credit card.

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.

 

 

 

New reception hours begin Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday         closed to the public

Tuesday        11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday       11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday            closed to the public

Scheduled testing will continue behind closed doors. 

Emails and phone calls will be returned within 3 business days.

 

Please note: The VCC Assessment Centre will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  We will reopen again the following day, per the usual reception hours. Thank you.