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Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)

Students who are unsure of their reading, writing, and mathematical abilities may have these skills assessed. Many programs at Northern Lights College utilize the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) to assess whether an applicant meets the Admission Prerequisites for a program. 

The CAAT is a unique measure of an adult's current functional level in mathematics, reading and language. This battery of achievement tests has been designed specifically for the Canadian adult, regardless of his or her previous school experience.

The CAAT helps determine an individual’s present educational level and readiness for literacy instruction, general academic upgrading, core skills development and vocational selection. Where possible, students needing upgrading will be referred to the appropriate program.

Any applicant wanting to write the CAAT can do so in one of two ways: either during a supervised session on an NLC campus, or with an authorized invigilator at an off-campus location*.

For scheduling of Exams on any campus other than Dawson Creek or  Fort St John, please contact Invigilation Services.

There is a cost to write the CAAT. In the event a student needs to re-write the CAAT, normally a three-month interval is required.

Basic (Non-Scientific) calculators will be allowed for the CAAT. 

Application to write Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) PDF

*Note: Applicants wanting to write off-campus, must complete this form and submit it along with payment to Student Services. Once the form and payment are received, you will be registered for an off-campus CAAT and it will be forwarded to invigilation for mail-out preparation.
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