In order to begin studying in the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication, all new students (except for the beginners level) are required to take the Entrance Placement Test (EPT). Test results are used to evaluate the student’s current level of proficiency in our program structure. Students can take the test only once per session and the results are valid for one year only.

Topics Covered

The test takes about one (1) hour to complete and has sections that test your listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Learning Outcomes

Your test result will be ready 1 business day following the end of the placement test period. When it is ready, we will notify you by email and provide you with instructions on how to retrieve your test result. Information about course registration will be sent by email.

On the first day of classes, the course lecturer confirms the student’s placement 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.



Please note that course registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Taking the placement test does not guarantee a space in a course.

Please note that all fees are non-refundable. Before submitting your registration, please double check the date you have chosen as test dates are fixed and final. If you cannot attend the date you registered for, you must register for a new test date and make another payment.


“I wanted to continue my studies in public relations and communications, and I wanted to do it in English at McGill. I enrolled in the part-time English program because I really wanted to be fluent; I needed to strengthen my grammar, and make sure that I was prepared to begin my masters.
I got what I wanted from the course, and much more. I really felt more confident with my English, and confident in general that I could start without second-guessing myself. I completely recommend the course - I actually have friends who took the class!”

- Dieynaba Cisse
Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication

Section(s) offered
Section Title
English Entrance Placement Test (EPT)
Language of Delivery
Placement Test
Oct 05, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $41.95
Drop Request Deadline
No drop request allowed after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

This placement test is offered remotely. Instructions on how to complete the placement test online will be sent by email on Tuesday, October 5 before 12 PM.

You have up to 60 minutes to complete the online placement test. You must complete the placement test between 2021/10/05 after 12 PM - 2021/10/07 before 12 PM.

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