Not sure where to start?

As an adult student, you’re allowed to enrol in courses even if you don’t have the prerequisites. But you should be aware that some courses will be especially challenging if you don’t have them. One of the best ways to figure out which courses are right for you is to complete placement testing.


These exercises and exams are designed to test your level of understanding of a given topic. Based on your results, an ADLC teacher will recommend courses most suitable to your skill level.

If you’ve been out of school for three or more years, writing Mathematics and/or English placement testing will be particularly useful if you plan on registering in courses that require strong skills in these areas.

Recommendations for Success

Although recommendations are based on current abilities, they’re still only recommendations. In many cases, adult students are able to complete courses at a higher level than recommended with the help of ADLC teachers and additional help from tutors, colleagues, friends, and online videos/content, etc. Another important factor for student success is personal motivation. We’ve seen students succeed at courses they didn’t have the prerequisites for simply because they were highly motivated. Ultimately, you control your own success.

Access Placement Testing

To access Placement Testing, please call our registrations line at 1-866-774-5333. Some Exams will require supervision, please ensure you speak to our registrations staff about the requirements of the testing you are interested in.

Coming Soon: Placement Testing Cost Applied to Tuition

Placement testing will be $50 per subject in future. We anticipate this change occurring by the end of 2015/16. At that point, once you’ve completed the testing, the $50 charge will be applied to your tuition if you register in a related course. If you should happen to register for a course that turns out to be at an inappropriate level, we will be happy to provide you with a refund as per our refund policy (PDF).

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