Frequently Asked Questions & Test Day Procedures

Where is Assessment & Testing Services (ATS) located?

Assessment & Testing Services is open for Admissions testing and external exams at the Surrey, Langley, Richmond and Civic Plaza campuses.

Surrey campus: 12666 72nd ave., Fir building Room 118/116 Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

Langley campus: 20901 Langley Bypass, room 1655 East bldg, Langley, BC V3A 8G9

Richmond campus: 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Room 1360/1370, Richmond, BC V6X 3V8

Civic Plaza campus: 13485 Central Ave, 8th floor, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8

Where do I park?

Paid parking is in effect and available on all Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses. Civic Plaza campus paid parking is only on P1; other pay parking available in the neighborhood.

How do I schedule an exam date and time?

All tests must be booked and paid online at 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. 


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 government issued photo identification (cannot be expired). A second piece may be required to confirm identity.
  • Your KPU Student Number.
  • Writing instruments such as pen, pencil and eraser. Stick style only - no barrel style or e-style pens.
  • Cell phones brought into the testing room MUST be powered OFF. We do not allow access to cell phones or any other electronic/smart devices while writing tests. It is best to leave your personal items outside the testing space.
  • 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 Accessibility 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. A second piece of ID may be requested.

Can I just drop-in to do my assessment?

No, all assessments must be booked in advance ONLINE. You should book your Admissions testing 4-6 weeks in advance so that you are able to meet any deadlines for admission.

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 an Accessibility Advisor. Testing Services cannot allow special accommodations without approval from the Accessibility Services Office.

How many times can I take an assessment?

Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) English Upgrading AssessmentRe-write after 4 months.
English Placement TestThis test can only be taken once per semester.
Math Placement TestThis test can only be taken one time.
Vocational (Trades) TestsVocational Math test can be re-written after 4 weeks.
Reading/writing/vocabulary test can be re-written after 3 months.

How will I receive the results of my assessments?

Students can view their results online:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click: ‘Online Self Service’ or ‘OSS’  (If it does not appear on the homepage, type in OSS on the Search line at the top of the page)
  3. Enter your KPU Student Number and Password. Click: Login
  4. Click: Student Menu
  5. Click: Prior Education (on the left of the page)
  6. Your Test Score(s) will be listed below the header ‘Testing’

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.