In order to begin studying in the Certificate of Proficiency in English Language and Culture, all new students are required to take an online Placement Test. Test results are used to evaluate your current level of proficiency and place you in the appropriate level/course according our program structure. Students can take the test only once per session and the results are valid for one year.
We strongly suggest that you to register to a placement test as soon as possible to secure your place in a course. If you were not able to register for a placement test, please contact us to make an alternate test arrangement at language.conted [at] mcgill.ca.
Upcoming Placement Test Dates:
- February 1st -3rd
- February 15th-17th
- February 22nd-24th
- March 29th-31st
- April 12th-14th
- April 26th-28th
- May 24th-26th
- June 7th-9th
- June 21st-23rd
- August 2nd-4th
- August 16th-18th
- August 30th-September 1st
- September 20th-22nd
- October 4th-6th
- October 18th-20th
Accessing the Test
Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation with detailed instructions on how to access the test.
Completing the Test
You may complete the test any time during the active testing period.
Repeating the Test and Validity of Results
Students can take the test only once per session and the results are valid for one year.
About the Test
The test is given online and takes about one hour to complete. It will test your skills in:
To complete the speaking part of the test, you need a USB headset with a microphone installed on your computer. Please check the technical requirements of the test here: https://www.versanttest.com/technology/platforms/cdt/index.jsp
Accessing Your Results
Your test result will be ready within two business days following the end of the placement test period. When it is ready, we will email you instructions on how to retrieve your test result.
Registering for Your First Course
Information on how to register for your first course will also be sent by email.
During the first few days of classes, your course lecturers will confirm your level and may recommend a transfer to another level in certain cases. In each case, the final decision for a transfer is made by the course lecturer and the administration.