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Frequently Asked Questions & Test Day Procedures

Where is Assessment and Testing Services (ATS) located?

Assessment & Testing Services Main Office is located in the Surrey Main Building, Room 138.  Testing can be booked at different campuses, so please check your booking confirmation for the correct address for your test session.

Mailing address:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey Main, Room 138
12666-72 Ave. Surrey BC
V3W 2M8

Where do I park?

Paid parking is in effect and available on all Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses.

How do I schedule an appointment?

All tests must be booked and paid online at On our homepage, click the 'Book A Test' under the campus which offers the test you need to take and then proceed to the online booking page. Follow the steps to register and pay.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Acceptable forms of payment include: VISA, INTERAC and other MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.   

Testing fees are non-refundable.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the test?

On the day of your assessment you are required to bring:

  • Current photo identification (cannot be expired).
  • Your KPU Student Number.
  • Confirmation of Payment Receipt (received after booking test online).
  • Writing instruments such as pen, pencil and eraser.
  • Cell phones brought into the testing room MUST be powered OFF. We do not allow access to cell phones while writing tests. It is best to leave your personal items in the trunk of your car.
  • Students may not be accompanied into the testing room; exams are written independently. If you have a disability that requires you to test under specific conditions, please book an appointment to see a Disability Advisor.

What are acceptable forms of photo identification?

KPU student cards and government issued Photo ID such as a Drivers Licence, BC Identification, Passport or Permanent Resident Card. ID MUST be current and not expired.

Can I just drop-in to do my assessment?

No, all assessments must be booked in advance ONLINE. You should book your exams early (4-6 weeks in advance) so that you are able to meet any deadlines you might have.

Can special arrangements be made for students with disabilities?

If you have a disability that requires you to test under specific conditions, please book an appointment to see a Disability Advisor. Testing Services cannot allow special accommodations without approval from the Disability Services Office.

How many times can I take an assessment?

Test Parameters
Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Assessment Re-write after 4 months.
ELS Reading/Writing & Speaking/Listening Assessment Re-write after 4 months, for a maximum of 3 times. Note: Once enrolled in the English Language Studies Diploma, you cannot take the ELS (Aptis) test again.
English Placement Test Re-write once per semester.
Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) Math Test Assessment No wait period.
Math Placement Test Re-write after 4 weeks, for a maximum of 3 times.
Vocational (Trades) Tests ALEKS Math test can be re-written after 4 weeks.
Reading/writing/vocabulary test can be re-written after 3 months.
Vocational (Drafting) Tests Drafting Math test can be rewritten after 4 weeks.
EPT can be re-written once per semester.

How will I receive the results of my assessments?

Students taking the following Assessments will receive their results at the test session:  ACP English, ACP Math, Trades/Vocational, Math Placement test (MPT) and Typing tests.

Results for the English Placement Test (EPT) are emailed approximately two weeks after the assessment. Results for the ESL Assessment will be emailed approximately 5-7 days after the assessment. Each student will be emailed a copy of their results to their KPU student email account only. Your test results are confidential so we cannot give out test results over the phone or by fax or to a personal email account.  Results will only be sent to your KPU Student email account.   You will need to register and receive a KPU Student Number in order to setup your KPU email account.

Will other institutions accept my test results?

It is at the discretion of the external institution whether or not they wish to accept KPU test results. However, KPU Assessments are for placement into KPU courses only. KPU does not provide extra copies of test result forms or mail test results/letters to other institutions or to employers.