Centre for Student Success
Admissions Test (EMAT)
The CNC Admissions Test, sometimes referred to as the EMAT or English and Math Admissions Test, is an assessment of proficiency in English and/or Math. Depending on your selected program, you may also have your skills in mechanical reasoning and metric and percent assessed. Completion of this assessment may be part of your application process or part of the selection process. If this is the case, you will receive a notification from the College with information about when and where you can write the Admissions test.
If you have questions about the assessment or its relation to your program, you may call the Centre for Student Success or the Admissions Office.
There is a $15.00 fee payable prior to writing the test. You must have applied for a CNC course or program and have a current CNC student number in order to write the test.
If you live in Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St James, Mackenzie, Quesnel or Vanderhoof, you may register at the CNC Admissions office in your community. If you do not live near a regional campus, you may arrange to write the test at your local high school or community college by contacting the Centre for Student Success with the following information:
- your name and current CNC student number
- the program you are applying to
- the phone number you can be reached at
- the name of the * individual (proctor) who will be overseeing the test
- the name of the school and its complete mailing address
The Centre for Student Success will mail the test and instructions to the school you have identified.
*A suitable proctor is someone who works full time in an academic or administrative role at a college, university, high school or public library. Students and proctors cannot be related in any way, nor live at the same address. You may not use an employer, coach, friend or business associate as a proctor.
Please note: CNC reserves the right to refuse any proctor who is deems to be inappropriate.
What's on my Admissions Test?
For a brief description and a list of tests sorted by program,
Once you know which tests are used for the program you want (above link), check out the samples here:
Test 1. Vocabulary
Test 2. Reading Comprehension
Test 3. Spelling
Test 4. Language Mechanics
Test 5. Language Expressions
Test 6. Not written by CNC students
Test 8. Mathematics Computation
Test 9. Metric and Percent
Test 10.Mechanical Reasoning