Applicants may be required to complete entrance testing to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge and skills for their chosen program. The test results are used with high school transcripts to judge suitability for a Lethbridge College program.
Testing for Post-Secondary Lethbridge College Programs
The ACCUPLACER Computerized Placement Test is an academic skills assessment used to evaluate reading comprehension, sentence skills, arithmetic, and elementary algebra skills. Although the assessment has no defined time limit, most students finish the test in 1½ to two hours.
Students must apply to the College before taking the test. Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Picture identification is required. To make an appointment, please call 403-320-3368 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3368. Our office is located in AN1602. For all other inquiries, please email email@example.com.
There are many practice and information sites available on the Internet to help you. Simply type in ‘ACCUPLACER study guide’ as your search heading. The following web sites may also be used to help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER test:
- Oklahoma State University
- SAUDER School of Business
- Aims Community College
- Huntington University
- Purple Math
- Essay Site 1
- Essay Site 2
Testing for the College and University Preparatory Program (Upgrading) at Lethbridge College
If you are applying to the College and University Preparatory program, you are required to write the Canadian Achievement Test (CAT) at Testing Services to help us place you in appropriate courses. The CAT is a standardized test of reading vocabulary, reading comprehension, math computation and math concepts. You must also write an in-house essay. The approximate time for testing is 4 - 4.5 hours.
Contact Testing Services to book an appointment. Picture identification is required.
If you live beyond 2½ hours driving distance from Lethbridge, you can arrange to write the admissions exam within or close to your home community. Complete the Out of Town Admissions Testing Form and submit it to Testing Services via fax or mail.
|Lethbridge College Students|
|Initial Test for Admission (ACCUPLACER or CAT)||No Cost (part of application fee)|
|First Re-Test (ACCUPLACER only)||No Cost|
|Individual Bookings||If students are supervised in a common area: $30 invigilation fee per sitting*/$50 if multi-timed test
If booking requires dedicated room space: $50 per hour
|Group Bookings||If booking requires dedicated room space (seating maximum 25): $50 per hour|
|Typing Skill Assessment||$15 per sitting*|
*a sitting is one exam or any two exams taken back-to-back on the same day