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Placement Testing

Assessment in the subject areas of English and Mathematics are available to students who are unable to meet admission and/or course requirements based on their previous educational history.

Test sessions are normally held Monday through Friday at the Burnaby campus. Appointments can be booked from the MyAC student portal.

English Placement Test (EPT) English as a Second Language Placement Test (ESLPT) Math Placement Test (MPT)

Test Study Guides

In order to be eligible to rewrite a placement test, the following criteria must be observed by the student:

  • A placement test rewrite must be written in between semesters.
  • This period begins the day after the last class of the current term, and up to 3pm of the last day of the add/drop period for the subsequent term.
  • A placement test rewrite can be written during a term so long as the student is not currently enrolled in classes for which the test has any direct bearing. (E.g.: A student is not currently taking an EAP course)
  • No student can write more than one (1) Test (initial placement or rewrite) in a term.
  • If a student writes an English or Math placement test rewrite outside this period, for any reason other than those stipulated above, the mark of the placement test rewrite will remain with the Placement Testing Officer until the criterion above are met. Once the mark for the Test is released, the Placement Testing Officer will submit the result to the Office of the Registrar, who will make the necessary notation in the student’s file and provide a copy to the student’s Education Advisor.

English Placement Test (EPT) Study Guide View [PDF]

Math Placement Test (MPT) Study Guide View [PDF]

How to Book a Rewrite

  1. The student must contact the Placement Test Administrator or Office of the Registrar to confirm their eligibility to rewrite a placement test.
  2. If eligible, the student must pay a $50 placement test rewrite fee to the Student Financial Services office.
  3. The student must see the Placement Test Administrator or Office of the Registrar to book an appointment.

If you are experiencing difficulty booking a Placement Test, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding Placement Testing, contact the Placement Test Administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Go to myac.alexandercollege.ca
  2. Login using your 8 digit Student ID number and your password.
  3. Click on the ‘Make an Appointment’ tab
  4. Choose the subject of the test that you would like to take: English or Math
  5. Choose your preferred time date and time, and click ‘register’
  6. Click on the ‘My Appointments’ tab to check the status of previous and upcoming test appointments

Bring one piece of government issued photo ID or your Alexander College student ID card, a pencil and an eraser.

Cell phones, dictionaries, calculators, translators and other devices are not permitted. Scrap paper will be provided by the test administrator.

You will not be able to take the test and your appointment will be considered a ‘no show.’ Please see “What happens if I miss my appointment?” for more information.

When you arrive, please proceed to the classroom as indicated in the pre-test email (sent the day before your test). We strongly recommend that test takers arrive 10 minutes before the test start time.

Please note that the door will be closed at the start time of the test and no late arrivals will be admitted. Please see “What happens if I miss my appointment?” for more information.

You will receive your test results in the Placement Testing tab of your MyAC student portal, under ‘My Results.’ It typically takes 2-3 business days for results to be posted. If you have any questions about your placement test result, contact: placementtesting@alexandercollege.ca

Yes. Appointments can be cancelled up to 1 business day before the test. You cannot cancel an appointment on the same day of the test. If you do not come to your test appointment without cancelling, the appointment will be considered a ‘no show.’

To cancel an appointment log in to your account, click on the ‘My Appointments’ tab, and press the CANCEL button located next to the upcoming test.

Due to the nature of the test, late arrivals are not permitted entry. The door to the testing room is closed promptly at the test start time. If you are late for a scheduled test, or if you do not appear at all for your scheduled test, you will be marked as a ‘no show’ and will need to rebook for another date.

After two ‘no shows’ recorded, you will be blocked from using the online booking system. To be able to book an appointment again, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $50 (see “How to Book a Rewrite” above).


* If you have more questions, contact the Office of the Registrar

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Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.