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About your English Skills Assessment for Placement in a Communications (COMM) Course

About your English Skills Assessment for Placement in a Communications (COMM) Course

Centennial College is committed to supporting students to successfully complete their academic programs and achieve their career goals. In your studies, you will critically engage with a variety of curriculum materials, textbooks, research articles and more, and your preparedness in academic writing and communication is key to your success in school and in your future career. Once you have accepted an offer into a certificate or diploma program, the College administers an English Skills Assessment called Accuplacer to determine the first Communications course you will need to take. By ensuring that you start in the Communications (COMM) course level that most closely matches your language proficiency, you will be better positioned to succeed across all of the courses in your program.

We appreciate that assessments can be stressful, and please know that Accuplacer is not like other assessments or exams. There is no “pass”,” fail” or “grade” in the Accuplacer assessment – the results automatically match you to the appropriate Communications course. The Accuplacer assessment is adaptive, meaning that the questions change (that is, the questions get “harder” or “easier”) based on your responses throughout the assessment. In working with students and administering Accuplacer at Centennial College for over 12 years, we have found that this is the most reliable way to ensure that you get the best possible start to your academic program.

You probably have questions about Accuplacer and the assessment process, and we’ve prepared the following “Frequently Asked Questions” to give some additional information and guidance. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please reach out to us at accuplacer@centennialcollege.ca, and we’ll respond within 24 hours. Additionally you can contact your program Success Advisor or our Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services (CALCS) at calcs@centennialcollege.ca.