Assessment Services

Assessment Services

Degrees of Reading Power

Beginning Fall 2024, the DRP is no longer an admission requirement for the following programs:

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography – Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Ultrasound
  • Health Care Aide
  • Library and Information Technology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine – Primary Care Paramedicine

The Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) is used for entry into the Medical Laboratory Sciences program.

To register for a DRP test session, please visit our events calendar.

Test Details

The DRP is a reading comprehension test that assesses your ability to read at a post-secondary level.

  • It is a test that determines how well you understand what you’re reading.
  • As you work through the test, the passages become more challenging.
  • It is a multiple choice test.
  • You will have three hours to complete the assessment.

Note: The Degrees of Reading Power is a test for English first language speakers, i.e., people who learned to speak English at home as a child, were educated in English and now live and work in English. If you aren’t sure if the DRP is the right test for you, please see the English Skills Assessment. If you require more information please contact Assessment Services or call 204-632-2458.


Preparatory Resources

Interested applicants can:

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