Placement Testing

Applicants may be required to complete a placement assessment to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge and skills for their chosen program. The assessment results are used to place students in programs and courses appropriate to their current skill level.

Students must apply to Lethbridge College before taking any placement assessments. All placement testing is completed in Testing Services, and appointments must be booked with Testing Services at least 1 business day in advance.

Photo identification is required to write any placement test. To make an appointment, please call 403-320-3368 or 1-800-572-0102 ext. 3368. Our office is located in AN1602. If you have any questions regarding placement testing, please call us or send an email to

Placement Testing for Lethbridge College Programs

ACCUPLACER is a computer-based test that measures proficiency in sentence skills, reading comprehension, arithmetic, elementary algebra, and writing. It uses adaptive testing technology to select specific test questions that are best suited for each particular test taker. While this assessment is untimed, most students will finish the test in 1 ½ to 2 hours. If a student has been asked to complete the WritePlacer (essay-writing), as well, that will add an additional hour of testing.

For further information on the ACCUPLACER test, visit the Testing Services Placement Testing page.

Out-of-Town Testing

If you live beyond 2½ hours driving distance from Lethbridge, you can arrange to write the placement exam within or close to your home community. Complete the Out of Town request for Placement Testing form and submit it to Testing Services via fax or mail.

Other Information

For further information on other testing related inquiries, such as fees, online testing, etc., please visit

GED Testing

For information regarding GED (General Educational Development) tests, please visit the Testing Services GED Testing page.