Admissions Testing

Student Readiness Assessments

Many programs require English and/or Math skills for admission. You may be required to write a Student Readiness Assessment (SRA) if:

  • You have not taken the required English or Math courses listed in your program's admission requirements.
  • You have been out of school for several years.
  • You are an international or out-of-province applicant.

We will let you know if you are required to write the SRA as part of the application or selection process.

Please note that the SRA may only be taken once every six months.

Taking your Student Readiness Assessment

You must have a current CNC student number and have applied for a CNC course or program to write the test. You must also pay the testing fee, prior to your test date.


CNC will provide you with information about upcoming SRA test dates, if required.


If you live in Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Quesnel or Vanderhoof, you may register at the CNC Office of the Registrar in your community.

If you do not live near a CNC campus, you may arrange to write the test at your local high school or community college by contacting Testing and Tutoring services at or by phone at 250-561-5837. 

After the request is received and approved, Testing & Tutoring Services staff will email the testing instructions to the school/proctor you have identified.

A suitable proctor is someone who works full time in an academic or administrative role at a college, university, high school or public library. Students and proctors cannot be related in any way, nor live at the same address. You may not use an employer, coach, friend or business associate as a proctor. CNC reserves the right to refuse any proctor who it deems to be inappropriate.

What's on my the Test?

The guides below will help you prepare to write the Student Readiness Assessment.


Academic Upgrading Placement Tests

Placement tests allow you to be placed at the appropriate course level and assists with determining your educational plan. If you are interested in upgrading and the course prerequisites require you write a placement test, or if you are not sure, please contact admissions at or (250) 561-5800.

If you would like to book your placement test please contact Testing and Tutoring Services at or 250-561-5837.

Due to COVID-19 and requirements for physical distancing, we have moved our placement testing into an online format. This means we no long have set dates for placement testing. Please also know that we understand these processes are new to you, and we will do everything we can to support your online placement testing.