Before coming to the exam, students must

Do not come on campus if you are sick.

Though masks are no longer mandated, we strongly recommend that everyone wears a mask that covers their nose, mouth, and chin.

Students must bring one of the following forms of photo ID to the exam to show proof of identity: 

  • a passport
  • BC Driver's License (international driver's licenses are not accepted)
  • a BC Identification card (BCID)
  • a Photo BC Services Card

Students who do not have one of these forms of ID should contact the LET Coordinator at least 2 days before the exam date by emailing

Please note the following:

  • The ID presented must be current and in the original form; photocopies or scanned/digital copies are not acceptable.
  • Students with a Langara student card should bring it to the exam as well.  In cases where two or more students have similar names, the Langara student card may be needed to confirm the Langara student number for students without receipts.
  • Students who do not present an accepted form of photo ID will not be permitted to write the exam and will have to register for another sitting.  They may not transfer the registration, nor is the registration fee refundable.
  • ID presented should match the name under which the student is registered. 

Photo ID might be held for the duration of the exam.

Students should arrive 30-45 minutes before the start of the exam for registration check.

For security reasons, students may take to their desks only the following items: two pens, their wallet, and their photo ID. 

Students should turn off all electronic devices, especially cell phones (a cell phone turned to vibrate is also noisy).

Students will be required to leave all personal belongings—including purses, backpacks, smart watches, and cell phones -- at the side of the exam room.  Langara College cannot take responsibility for the safety of these items; students are advised not to bring valuables to the LET.  Personal items may be reclaimed after the exam is finished.

Once the exam starts, students should not leave the exam room until they have completed and handed in the exam. 

Before the exam

Students need to put the following information on the cover of the booklets:

  • their full name
    • Students must use the same name or names they used when they registered for the exam.
  • the date of the exam
  • their legal signature in the bottom left of the booklet where it says "signature”
    • A person’s legal signature is, for example, what he or she writes on a credit or debit receipt.

Students also need to print their name on the top of the instruction sheet and the exam sheet, and should read the instruction sheet included with the booklet before beginning the exam.

During the Exam

  • Write in pen.  Pencil is not acceptable.
  • Write on only one side of the page.
  • Double space (leave one blank line between each line of writing).
  • Spend approximately 30 minutes on the summary and 90 minutes on the essay.
  • Leave yourself time to proofread.
  • Write approximately 100 words for the summary. Be careful to use your own words. Do NOT copy the wording of the original passage.
  • Write approximately 400 words for the essay.
  • Make sure that you finish both parts of the exam.  Incomplete exams will receive a zero.
  • Make sure that you read the essay topic carefully and answer the question asked.  Exams with off-topic essays will be given a zero.
  • Do NOT remove anything from the answer booklet.  Students who remove a page or pages might receive a zero for the exam.

Note: Students who receive a zero have to write the exam again.

After the Exam

  • Make sure you have printed your name on the exam booklet, the instruction sheet, and the exam sheet. Also, make sure you have signed the booklet.
  • Wait at your desk until one of the supervisors pick up the booklet, exam sheet, and instruction sheet.
  • Wait for the supervisors to check your materials.
  • Pick up the blue sheet that explains how to find your results and what each score means.
  • Collect all your belongings before you leave.