EPT Update

Please note the EPT is no longer available for independent purchase.

The ELC English Proficiency Test (EPT) can be used to determine if a student meets the English proficiency requirement to apply to the following programs:

You will receive further information to purchase and register for the EPT after your application is received.  The cost of the EPT is $25 CAD.  This is a non-refundable purchase.

Test format

  • Section 1: Use of English
    Students are asked to select words to fill in the blanks to complete a series of sentences and conversations.
  • Section 2: Listening
    Students will listen to audio clips and answer questions by selecting from a list of options.


  • Time limit: 90 minutes   

Equipment required

  • Reliable internet connection
  • Speakers on your mobile device or computer


If you have questions about the application process for any ELC or UVic program or about the English Proficiency Test, please contact Registration at elcreg@uvic.ca.

If you are already registered for English for Global Communication or ELPI-O online courses, this test is included in your registration and you do not need to purchase it separately. The results of the EPT will be used to help us place you in the appropriate level for your English language course.