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. 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 Information and Entrance 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.


Computer Fundamentals Test

This online challenge test can be arranged through Continuing Studies – cscentral@okanagan.bc.ca

Keyboarding/Typing Test

Book your keyboarding/typing test through the Testing Centre - Here

For applicants who are outside the OC region, they must find an invigilator in their area. The results need to be sent to admissions@okanagan.bc.ca by the invigilator.

Diagnostic Tests

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

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
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test) 
16/25 

Associate of Science Degree  
Calculus Readiness Test
16/25

Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test)
20/25

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
Math 11 Challenge Exam
70%

Business Administration Diploma
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly Math Diagnostic Test) 
16/25

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
64%

Commercial Aviation Diploma
Business Math Proficiency Test (formerly 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%

Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Math 11 Challenge Exam 
70%

Sustainable Construction Management Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenege Exam
70%

Water Engineering Technology Diploma
Math 11 Challenge Exam
85%