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Foundation Knowledge Assessment test (VPI)

The Foundation Knowledge Assessment test (VPI) is a compulsory test for all students enrolled in the 1st year of any undergraduate or integrated degree graduate programme. 

The VPI is not an entry test. It is a test required by our Ministry for Universities and Research to assess the basic knowledge needed to successfully attend the programme you selected.

The date for the VPI is automatically assigned after enrolment. You will find the test date time and information on the test content, as well as mock questions, in your iCatt page (tab “Online registrar”, box “Appointments”). You can request a change of the test date only if strictly necessary and within 8 days prior to the test, through the same box in your iCatt page.
The test is held online remotely, and you will receive the technical details after enrolment on your iCatt email box; make sure you activate the email box as soon as you enrol and get access to your iCatt page.

In case of a negative result, or the test is not taken, an Additional Training Obligation (OFA) is assigned to address the gaps found in a specific subject area.

Only students who successfully passed the Cattolica admission test for the School of Economics are exempted. Hence, candidates who receive an offer for admission based on SAT/ACT results or high school grades will have to take the VPI test after enrolment.  

See additional Information related to the 2023/24 VPI test