International Learner Preparation Day

Preparation Day for International Students is mandatory and important for all new international learners joining Bow Valley College.

It will provide you with the right tools to succeed in your program, an opportunity to get in touch with fellow students, and a chance to become familiar with the different support units and student services available to our learners.

If you are starting classes on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, here is the information you need.

Fall 2017 - International ELL Preparation Day & Placement Test

International students starting the International ELL program MUST  attend:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 – International ELL Placement Test. Room TBD – time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – International ELL Preparation Day. Room S2009 – time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Attendance is MANDATORY to both sessions. 

Once you have the proper immigration documents to start your studies in Canada, please CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE for the International ELL Orientation and Placement Test here: ELL PD - Fall 2017


  • Check in 15 minutes before the test.
  • Please bring your passport and study permit or visitor visa documentation.
  • All New Students must take the INTERNATIONAL ELL PLACEMENT TEST and attend the Preparation Day.
  • If you miss the placement test, we cannot guarantee you a seat in the program.

Fall 2017 - Certificate and Diploma, International Learner Preparation Day

International students starting a certificate or diploma program MUST attend:

  • Fall 2017 International Learner Preparation Day

    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bow Valley College, South Campus, 2nd floor, room S2009
    Please CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE here: ILPD Fall 2017

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017. General New Student Orientation. Information here: