Testing

 

Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

Students may write the LPI to satisfy the English academic admission requirement for many Okanagan College programs. Please refer to the program listing in the Calendar for specific English requirements.

Information on how to register to write the LPI, and dates and locations for the LPI sittings are available online. Results must be submitted no later than July 31 for admission to programs starting in September.

Applicants outside B.C. can call the LPI office at (778) 327-6853 or visit their website.

English Testing for International Students

See Okanagan College International.  

ABLE Math and English Test (Trades Test)

Satisfactory standing in basic math and reading tests can be used to meet the entrance to most Entry Level Training (Trades) programs (except the AME program). Please see individual program listing for admission requirements to your program.

To find out more about test dates and how to schedule a test in your area, please see our information sheet. Please also review our sample test (PDF).

Office Administration Testing

All Office Administration testing is done by appointment only. To find out more about entrance tests and how to schedule a testing appointment, please see our information sheet.

Adult Academic and Career Preparation Skills Assessment

Applicants wishing to enter some Adult Academic and Career Preparation (Adult Basic Education) courses may be required to complete a skills assessment test if they do not meet specific course prerequisites or to determine the level which would best suit their needs. Assessment dates and times are available at the Registrar's Office, campus offices, or online. Also see AACP programs in the calendar for more information.

Diagnostic Tests

Testing times and dates are available at the Learning Centre in Kelowna or Regional Campus counselling offices. Find out more about some of the diagnostic exams on the Kelowna Learning Centre's website.

Computer Competency Test

Computer Information Systems students may write the Computer Competency Test to satisfy the computer studies admission requirement for the Diploma and Degree program. Please contact the Learning Centre in Kelowna to schedule your test.

Mathematics Diagnostic Test

Any person requesting admission to the following programs (see chart below), must demonstrate proficiency in the indicated area of Mathematics. The indicated diagnostic test may be used to satisfy the math admission requirement.

Culinary Management Diploma
Math Diagnostic Test
16/25

Associate of Science Degree  
Calculus Readiness Test
16/25

Bachelor of Business Administration

Math Diagnostic Test
20/25

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Business Administration Diploma
Math Diagnostic Test
16/25

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
64%

Commercial Aviation Diploma
Math Diagnostic Test
16/25

Computer Information Systems Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 12 Challenge Exam
70%

Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenege Exam
70%

Trades Technology Teacher Education Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
64%

Water Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
85%