External Exam Centre

The Enrolment Services Exam Centre administers assessments for non-University of Calgary exam takers. We offer a welcoming, efficient and reliable exam writing experience for students who are taking courses domestically or internationally through a variety of institutions, businesses and professional organizations.

 

As of March 24, the External Exam Centre is closed until further notice. If you would like to be contacted when we reopen, please send a message to exam.centre@ucalgary.ca.

Types of hosted exams

We can host almost any exam you may need proctored. Some of the types of exams we host include:

  • Pre-admissions/entrance exams
  • Post-secondary exams for distance learners
  • University of London exams
  • Professional designation exams
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta exams
  • Certification and professional development exams

Making a booking

For mailed exams:

We prefer at least 10 business days between submitting your booking form and the exam date. This allows enough time for your exam to arrive from your home institution. If you require an earlier booking and your exam can be express-mailed, we’ll try to accommodate your request.

For emailed/online exams:

We prefer at least five business days between submitting your booking form and the exam date. If you need an earlier booking, contact us and we’ll try to accommodate your request.

Note: Are you acting on behalf of an institution, business or professional organization? Please contact us directly to make exam writing arrangements for your students.

Booking availability

As of March 24, the External Exam Centre is closed until further notice. This action was guided by the University of Calgary's response to COVID-19, which is in place to keep the campus community healthy and safe.

During this time, we are still reachable by email at exam.centre@ucalgary.ca. If you would like to be notified when we reopen, please send us a message and we will add you to our contact list.

Take care and stay well!

Bookings are typically available on:

Monday: 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.

Please contact us if you need to book an exam outside of these days and times.


Booking your exam

students studying

General exam

We offer students studying in Canada and around the world a welcoming and professional exam writing experience.

students studying

RECA exam

We are an approved testing centre for the Real Estate Council Alberta (RECA).

London

University of London exam

We are a designated testing centre for students who are taking courses through the University of London.


Exam day

Plan to arrive  10 to 15 minutes before your exam is scheduled to begin. 

What to bring

You’ll need to show us a piece of valid government-issued photo ID upon arrival. Every exam is slightly different so it’s important to follow the regulations set out by your institution. Your instructor or organization should provide you with a list of permissible items.

Storing your belongings

We can provide you with a locker while you’re writing your exam. Cellphones, smart watches, and other non-permissible items must remain in the locker for the duration of the exam (or you can leave them at home).


Getting to your exam

Our location

Science A - Room 116
External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Parking

There are many places to park at the University of Calgary.

View a full list of lots and rates

Transit

There are multiple bus stops and an LRT station located on UCalgary’s main campus. 

Visit Calgary Transit’s website to plan your trip

Still need help finding the External Exam Centre?

Visit UCalgary maps 

Contact us

Office hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Our location

Science A - Room 116
External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Mailing address

External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
Mackimmie Tower 234
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Phone or email

Phone: 403.220.6223

Email: exam.centre@ucalgary.ca

Have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at 403.220.6223 or exam.centre@ucalgary.ca