Assessment and Testing

Find out if your present knowledge and skill meet the entrance requirements for BCIT programs with our assessment tests.

Tests are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Click on a test in the table below for the test schedule, cost and registration details. Make sure to register early as seats can fill up quickly.

If you are not ready to write a test and need to further upgrade your knowledge and skills in a specific subject area, find out more about upgrading options available at BCIT.

If you have questions or require further information about BCIT assessment testing, contact Program Advising.

What grade is required for my test?

English tests: Refer to your program's entrance requirements, and then view our English Requirements page to determine the percentage grade required.

For science and math tests, refer to your program's entrance requirements to determine the percentage grade required.

BCIT Entrance Requirements and Acceptable Tests

Grade 12 Requirements

English Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
English 12 COMM 0015 - English Competency Assessment

BCIT English Trades Pre-entry Test
  • Acceptable for Trades programs ONLY
  • Acceptable ONLY for applicants with two years education in English in an English-speaking country
Two years of education in an English-speaking country COMM 0033 - English Speaking and Listening Assessment

Science Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
Biology 12 BHSC 0012 - Biology 12 Challenge Exam
Chemistry 12 CHEM 0120 - Chemistry 12 Challenge Exam
Physics 12 PHYS 0120 - Physics 12 Challenge Exam

Math Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
Pre-Calculus 12 -or-

Foundations of Math 12 -or-

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12

MATH 0120 - Math 12 Competency Test

BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test

  • Acceptable for trades programs ONLY

Grade 11 Requirements

English Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
English 11 COMM 0015 - English Competency Assessment

BCIT English Trades Pre-entry Test
  • Acceptable for Trades programs ONLY
  • Acceptable ONLY for applicants with two years education in English in an English-speaking country
Two years of education in an English-speaking country COMM 0033 - English Speaking and Listening Assessment

Science Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
Biology 11
BCIT test/assessment not currently available for Biology 11
Chemistry 11 CHEM 0110 - Chemistry 11 Challenge Exam
Physics 11 PHYS 0110 - Physics 11 Challenge Exam

BCIT Physics Trades Pre-entry Test
  • Acceptable for Electrical Foundation program ONLY
Math Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
Pre-Calculus 11 -or-

Foundations of Math 11 -or-

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11

MATH 0110 - Math 11 Competency Test

OPMT 0198 - Business Math Assessment Test

  • Acceptable for School of Business programs ONLY

BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test

  • Acceptable for trades programs ONLY

Grade 10 Requirements

Math Requirement
Acceptable Test at BCIT
Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 -or-

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10

BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test
  • Acceptable for trades programs ONLY