Placement Assessment Procedures

Assessment Scenarios

  1. Academic Upgrading: Individuals applying to the Academic Upgrading program may be evaluated to measure their proficiency in English reading and writing and/or math skills for accurate placement in upgrading courses at Lethbridge College.
  2. Mature or Home School: Individuals applying through the Mature Admission Route or Home School Admission Route may be evaluated for proficiency in:
    1. English reading and writing skills required for admission to Lethbridge College.
    2. Math skills required for admission to some Lethbridge College programs.
  3. Transfer: Individuals applying through the Transfer Admission Route may be evaluated for proficiency in:
    1. Math skills required for admission to some Lethbridge College programs.

Assessment Process

Applicants who require assessment will be notified by the Admissions Department.

Applicants are responsible for booking their own appointment with Testing Services at least one (1) business day in advance of the assessment. Applicants requiring administration of assessment at an external location require additional advance notification.

Evaluation and Re-Assessment

If assessment results do not meet the admission requirements:

  • Applicants are advised that they have one (1) additional opportunity (if time allows) to be evaluated on those skill areas which fall below the requisite placement scores;
  • A minimum two (2) week period after initial assessment must pass before applicant will be reassessed.

If the second assessment results do not meet the admission requirements:

  • Applicants must wait a minimum of three (3) months from the last assessment date before being re-evaluated;
  • An applicant is responsible for payment of a fee if a third attempt is required within a twelve (12) month period.
Validity and Limitations

Placement decisions are based on an applicant’s assessment results, which remain valid for a period of two (2) years. Post-secondary placement decisions are relevant regardless of the program to which the applicant applies.

An applicant may be assessed a maximum of three (3) times within a twelve (12) month period.

Applicants may consult with an Academic Advisor to discuss upgrading courses that will fulfill admission requirements.