Good English writing and reading comprehension skills are needed to succeed at college, as are basic mathematics or science skills for some programs. Skills assessments ensure that new students are placed in the appropriate level of English and/or mathematics in their first semester of study.
Some programs require a Skills Assessment for Admission purposes, others require a skills Assessment for Placement purposes.
When do I have to write my Skills Assessment for Placement?
Book your Skills Assessment now to avoid unnecessary delays in:
If I wrote a Skills Assessment for Admission, do I have to write the same assessment again for Placement?
No. The College will use the Skills Assessment for Admission results to place you into the appropriate English and/or math classes.
I have a documented disability. How do I arrange accommodation when I write my Skills Assessment?
Please register with the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to receive accommodations.
If I applied for a Transfer Credit for recognition of a previous post-secondary credit I earned at another institution, do I still need to write the Skills Assessment for Placement?
Yes. Unless you have received written confirmation that your transfer credit has been awarded, book your Skills Assessments for Placement to avoid any delays in starting your classes.
How do I book my Skills Assessment?
In order to book your Skills Assessment, you will need your Centennial College Student ID and program number. You can find your Student ID and program number on your Fees Statement.
You will also be asked to provide a valid e-mail address. We will send you an e-mail message with written confirmation of your Skills Assessment appointment, what you need to bring and, if necessary, notify you of any changes to your appointment.
You may book your Skills Assessment for Placement by using one of the following booking methods:
1. Online Assessment Booking
Select Skills Assessment for PLACEMENT.
2. By Telephone
3. In Person
The Assessment Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm in room D2-01.
What if I live out of town?
If you reside 150 kilometres or more outside the Greater Toronto Area, arrangements can be made to write your Skills Assessment in your hometown. For more information, please visit the Assessment Centre's website at http://www.centennialcollege.ca/skillsassessment. Please note this request must be submitted in writing and approved well in advance of the start of the semester to ensure sufficient processing time.
When will I get my Skills Assessment results?
Language Skills Assessment results are available when you complete your assessment.
This information is used to create a timetable that best suits your learning needs. You can