Requesting a CELPIP Test Result Review: Step by Step Guide
As an international student, a skilled worker, or an immigrant applying for permanent residency in Canada, taking the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is often a crucial step in demonstrating your English language skills. However, what happens if you receive a score lower than you anticipated or feel that the test results do not accurately reflect your language proficiency level? In such cases, you can request a review of your CELPIP test results.
In this article, we will guide you through the process of how to request a review of your CELPIP test results, including the steps you need to follow, the fees you need to pay, and the factors to consider before submitting a re-evaluation request.
Understand the Re-Evaluation Process
The first step to requesting a review of your CELPIP test results is to understand the re-evaluation process. You can apply for a re-evaluation of some or all components of your CELPIP-General Test within six months of the test date. The re-evaluation request is a process where your test is rescored to ensure that the original scores are accurate.
Pay the Re-Evaluation Fee
You must pay a re-evaluation fee at the time of your application that depends on which components of the test you would like re-evaluated. The fees for re-evaluation range from $75 to $200 CAD, depending on the component or components that you want to be re-evaluated. If the CELPIP-General level changes for any component that has been re-evaluated, the re-evaluation fee for this component will be refunded. Please note that there is a limit of one re-evaluation for any particular component of the test.
Submit Your CELPIP Re-Evaluation Request
Once you have understood the re-evaluation process and paid the required fee, you can submit your re-evaluation request. Please note that re-evaluation requests are final sale, and cannot be cancelled once the request has been submitted. Test takers who apply for a re-evaluation of their test results will be notified of the results of the re-evaluation in approximately one to two weeks of submission of their application and payment of the re-evaluation fee.
Consider the Effectiveness of the Re-Evaluation Request
Before submitting a re-evaluation request, it is essential to consider the effectiveness of such a request. Please note that requesting a re-evaluation of the Listening and Reading components is unlikely to result in a change in your scores as they are computer rated. However, requesting a re-evaluation of the Writing and Speaking components may result in a change in your scores.
To summarize, requesting a review of your CELPIP test results is an option available to test takers who feel that their language proficiency level has not been accurately reflected. By understanding the re-evaluation process, paying the required fee, and considering the effectiveness of the request, you can ensure that your CELPIP test results reflect your language proficiency level accurately.
If you have taken the CELPIP test and are curious about your Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) level, you may find it useful to use a CELPIP CLB score calculator. This online tool allows you to input your scores from the CELPIP test and receive an estimated CLB level, which can be helpful for immigration or language learning purposes.