Assessment Services


The Accuplacer test is required for admission to some programs, but can also be taken as a general math and English assessment prior to starting upgrading. It is recommended for students who have been out of school for a number of years. Academic Advisors help determine if writing the test is advisable, provide information on how to prepare and use test results as a tool for accurate course placement in math and English.

The general assessment covers five areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence skills
  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Writing Ability

Assessments take from one to three hours. Cost is $35. Results are provided in about 10 days from the day of writing.

Contact the Assessment Centre to make an apointment:

Private Testing

The TRU Assessment Centre provides private testing services for individuals wanting to write exams from institutions or agencies other than TRU.

 $40 + GST per sitting
Postage — Regular mail or pre-paid waybill provided by the institution/agency:  No charge                                           Courier: Within BC - $10, Nationwide - $15, other locations - fees vary.

Contact the Williams Lake campus to make an appointment:

Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

The LPI is administered to students who plan to enter a post-secondary institution in BC. It indicates English competency level and is used to place a student in the most suitable English course. TRU Williams Lake does not hold public sittings of this exam, but private sittings are available for students who are required to take the exam. It is up to the student to complete the LPI private sittings application and find an invigilator to supervise the exam. The invigilator must be a high school principal, university professor or counsellor. For more information, please visit the LPI registration website.

TRU requires LPI scores for many incoming students. Pre-registration is required for all public sittings of the LPI.

Application Requirements:

At the time of application applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • BC resident for at least 6 months
  • Out of school for at least one full academic year

Full test fee is payable at the time of application. Payment should be made by certified check or money order payable to: Minister of Finance and must be received in Victoria 28 days prior to the test date.

Strong Interest Inventory

Assessing your interests is one of the most important steps in the process of career decision making. The Strong Interest Inventory is a valuable tool in the search for a compatible occupation because it helps you gain a more focused understanding of your career-related interests.

The Strong was developed to help you better understand your interests and help you match those interests with work, vocational or leisure activities. Professional career choices

  • Vocational/Technical career choices
  • College/University major exploration
  • Career change
  • Career development
  • Organizational development
  • Midlife/Retirement planning

Contact the Administration Office to make an appointment:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The MBTI instrument is the most widely used personality inventory in history. You may depend on it when you need to make important personal or career decisions. Two-and-a-half million people gained valuable insight about themselves and the people they interact with daily by taking the MBTI instrument last year. The MBTI instrument helps you improve work and personal relationships, increase productivity, and identify your leadership and interpersonal communication preferences. Cost to take the MBTI is less for registered students. This includes taking, scoring and a 45 to 60 minute debriefing of your results plus an interpretive booklet describing your type and outlining the basic type concepts.

Contact the Administration Office to make an appointment:

Step One Workshops

You are invited to join us for a free 1 1/2 hour workshop presentation on post-secondary education and training and what you need to get started.

  • What does "applying" and "registering" mean?
  • The difference between a "course" and a "program"
  • Opportunities within the "non-credit/extension" course offerings
  • What is a "credit"?
  • What is available at TRU?
  • Discover the importance of career planning
  • How and when to apply for admission?
  • What it costs to go to College or University?
  • Financial assistance programs

For more information contact Academic Advising:

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