skills verification test  

what will the test include?


The test contains 20 multiple choice questions, plus a 3 paragraph writing assignment. The main components of the test are:

  • Reading comprehension

  • Language expression

  • Pre-Algebra and Math skills

  • Writing sample

Calculators may be used during the test.


how do I take the test?

Once the University receives your completed application you will be sent an email with the link to the exam.


This exam is self-administered online. You are expected to complete this test independently to gauge your readiness for online learning in the program. Once starting the test, you will have two hours to complete it, although most students finish in less than an hour.


What score do I need to pass the Test?

The multiple choice questions will be automatically graded online, and that score will immediately be available to student.


The essay question will be scored by program staff, and you'll be notified if you've passed the test, within one business day.


A passing score of 70% must be achieved to enroll in the program.


All applicants must pass a Skills Verification Test to confirm proficiency in math and English. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the test  ~

Click here for some resources to help you prepare for the test.

test prep resources

You may access various free tutorials online for assistance preparing for the test.  Some websites may ask you to join in order to be able to access all of their information, but there are free portions within all these sites.  









What if I don't pass?


Prospective students may take the exam once in every 30 days, & may request a free re-test from the Program Coordinator.