Admissions Testing

Student Readiness Assessment (ACCUPLACER)  

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.


 Taking your Student Readiness Assessment

You must have a current CNC student number and have applied for a CNC  program to write the test. The test fee ($20 plus gst) must be paid prior to taking the test.

Please see Minimum Scores Sheet for the tests and scores required for your program.

*SRA results are good for one year.

How to book

If you live in Prince George please contact the Academic Success Centre at 250-561-5837 or If you live near one of our regional campuses you may contact the campus in your area.

Burns Lake 250-692-1700 or
Fort St. James 250-906-7019 or
Mackenzie 250-997-7200 or
Quesnel 250-991-7500 or
Vanderhoof 250-567-3200 or

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 the Prince George campus.

After the request is received and approved, the Academic Success Centre staff will email the testing instructions to the school/proctor you have identified.

Study Materials

Please refer to the College Board ACCUPLACER Next Generation website for ACCUPLACER practice questions.

For mechanical reasoning practice please see this document Mechanical Reasoning Study Guide.

Rewrite Recommendations

1st rewrite-two weeks after first attempt

2nd rewrite-90 days after first attempt

3rd rewrite-30 days after third attempt

* Students are encouraged to seek support from tutors in the Academic Success Centre if they do not meet the required scores for their program. If students wish to retake the test earlier than the recommended rewrite date they may do so.