Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Taking your skills assessment online is convenient and safe. The Assessment Centre will send you all the information you require to create an account with our exam partner Examity. Once you have created your account, you can use the voucher the Assessment Centre sends to you to book an appointment for a date and time of your choosing. Appointments are available 24/7.
For instances where our online proctors need to access your computer screen, such as to troubleshoot technical issues, they will always request permission first and will only gain access to the mouse and keyboard. If you grant access, you will always have the ability to revoke privileges. In addition, any access granted will be automatically disabled at the end of the proctoring session.
For some exams, an online proctor will request access in order to enter a password for the test. This helps keep the password and exam secure, protecting the integrity of test content. Once the password is entered, complete control is returned to the test-taker.
For more information about online proctoring, visit this webpage.
Assessment tests accurately determine your English and Mathematics skill level. Good English listening, writing and reading comprehension skills are important to succeed at Centennial College. For some programs, you also need basic math or science skills to succeed. By testing your college readiness, we can give you advice on how you can pursue your post-secondary goals, and we can tailor your timetable to promote success in your studies at Centennial College.
If you are writing an assessment to meet outstanding admission requirements, we recommend you book your assessment as soon as you receive a notification from Enrolment Services as programs fill quickly.
Your skills assessment results will be used in several ways:
- For admissions consideration (if admissions have not been offered).
- To find out if you need an upgrading program, such as a Foundations program or an English upgrading program, before you enter a regular post-secondary program.
- To identify the appropriate language and/or math course that matches your current skill level.
Be sure to do your best, because the results can have a big impact!
In-person admissions skills assessments $60.00
Online admissions skills assessments $90.00
Rewriting a test may be permitted under certain circumstances. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an inquiry about rewriting your Admissions skills assessment. If approved the rewrite fee is $75.00.
No. The Assessment Centre will reach out to qualified applicants who have met their program eligibility with details.
The length of the test depends on the type of test. Please consult the Assessment Formats page.
No specific preparation is required because the skills the assessments are testing are ones that you have acquired through your previous education or employment experiences. However, if you require guidelines and refresher material, you are welcome to access our Study Materials.
Communications and math results will be sent by email usually within 48 hours of completing your skills assessment to the address used to make your appointment. For Career and College Transition and English for Academic Purpose assessments, you will have to wait up to one week for results.
If you are a student with a documented disability and need exam accommodation, please contact the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services by calling 416-289-5000, ext. 3850 before booking your skills assessment with us.
We understand if you are not able to write your exam on the date you have booked with us. However, because space is limited, please try your best to notify us 3-5 days in advance so we can offer the free spot to another candidate.
To reschedule or cancel your online appointment, please call Examity at 855-392-6489 or send a message to email@example.com
To reschedule or cancel your in-person appointment, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancelation and administrative fees may apply.
As of September 7, 2021 visitors to Centennial College who appear to write an exam must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to entering the campus and pass the COVID-19 pre-screening assessment with College security. The Assessment Centre is recommending that all visitors to Centennial College arrive at least 45 to 60 minutes during prior to the official exam start time to avoid delays when entering the campus and checking into their exam. Please download the Assessment Centre Entry Guidelines and Protocols form and have it in hand to show to campus security staff when you arrive on campus.
Acceptable photo ID has a current photo and isn’t older than 10 years. It can include one of the following: A passport (Canadian or foreign), driver’s license, provincial photo ID card, proof of citizenship card, Permanent Residence Card, or a Centennial College student photo ID.
If you do not have any of the above ID, you may provide non-government issued photo ID (such as other school photo ID, transit photo ID, or employment ID) along with either your birth certification or social insurance card.
Students arriving without proper photo ID will not be allowed to write their skills assessment and will be asked to rebook their tests.
Visitor Pay and Display Parking is available in Lot #3 South and Lot #6 South, near the Athletic and Wellness Centre.
Visitor Parking is also available in Lot #2, Lot #3 North, Lot #6 North and Lot #7. You can pay for parking with a credit card at the exit gate. You can also pay with cash, debit or credit card payment at Pay on Foot terminals located in the A Block second floor main entrance by the bridge, the L Block first floor main (west) entrance and the Student Centre main (north) entrance.
Short term parking is available in the south end of the Student Parking Lot off of Ashtonbee Road. Please remember to purchase and display a valid pay-and-display ticket if you plan to park in the short-term lot.
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Short term parking is available on the south-east end of the campus, immediately inside the entry driveway. Please remember to purchase and display a valid pay-and-display ticket if you plan to park in the short-term lot. For more information regarding parking, please visit our Parking Services page.
An English Advisor will contact you by email within two business days to discuss your “next steps” based on your English assessment results. You may be required to take extra English courses with your program in order to improve your reading, writing, speaking and/or listening skills. Building upon these skills will not only help you to succeed in college, but will make you a desirable employee in the future.