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Mission & Vision

Mission

The School of Test Preparation supports VIU’s mission. We focus on standardized tests and we prepare students for these tests. Our goal is to improve outcomes and to make each student’s test prep experience as stress-free and successful as possible. VIU students come to us from many backgrounds and with various needs. We work with students who need strategy, content, and focus or who are suffering from test stress or anxiety. Our team is united to help students achieve the highest scores on their tests. VIU has three language labs and will soon have a fourth lab available for both test preparation and test administration. VIU is an authorized test site for national standardized tests for university admission such as TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT.

How do we view standardized testing? Our testing center supports standardized testing as a valid predictor for future, graduate, and professional success. Preparing for the standardized tests is a crucial aspect of the process of applying to universities in the United States. VIU offers a variety of test preparation classes to better prepare students who need to take TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, SAT, and LSAT, and other standardized tests and major field tests. VIU has sessions that are held during the day, evening, on Saturdays, and online to better accommodate individual needs.

Vision

VIU’s School of Test Preparation is committed to maintaining the highest compliance with VIU standards. Our vision is to build confidence in students and assist them in becoming independent learners who rely on their strengths and abilities. All students will be prepared successfully to have the confidence and the skills they need for the test they plan to take. We collaborate with students to address their unique needs, valuing individual achievements, concerns, and goals. Our vision is to be an integral component in each student’s successful academic journey.