What is a Skills Assessment?
Skills Assessment is a testing system that will measure your skill level in English and Math. If it’s needed for admission to your program, you can write a Language Skills Assessment or a Math Skills Assessment to show that you’re ready for that program.
Check the Centennial College Viewbook or contact Enrolment Services to find out if you need to takeSkills Assessment test for admission to your program.
Do you need accommodations for a disability?
Students with disabilities can complete their Skills Assessment with accommodations. If you have a documented learning disability, medical or mental health condition, physical, mobility, visual, or hearing disability, please contact our Centre for Students with Disabilities.
Please contact us early to make sure you can receive appropriate accommodations.
If you live outside the GTA, arrangements for writing with accommodations can be made in your community.
Ready to Book?
Book your Skills Assessment Online
Book your Skills Assessment as soon as possible. You should complete it well before your program begins. You can book your Skills Assessment with our partner B Virtual. You can still meet your deadlines without having to travel to Centennial.
If you see COMM-999 or MATH-999 on your schedule, it means you have not completed the Skills Assessment, or the assessment score hasn't been entered into the system. If your score has not been entered into the system two business days after your Skills Assessment, please contact the Assessment Centre at email@example.com.
What to bring for your assessment
The most important item to bring to your Skills Assessment is an acceptable photo ID. Other items you are allowed to bring include a letter from Centennial College, a bottle of water and a pair of headphones if you are writing the Language Skills Assessment. Parking may be provided by the Assessment Centre.
Please do not bring: Your own stationary, writing utensils, dictionary or calculator. We will provide you with all the materials you need for the assessment.
For more information about what to bring, what an acceptable photo ID is, and parking, please visit our FAQ.
After your assessment
The Assessment Centre staff will review your results, and they will be used by the college for either admission consideration, indicate the need for program upgrading, or to identify the appropriate language or math course that matches your current skill level.
Out-of-town Skills Assessment
If you can’t make it to a Skills Assessment in person, arrangements can be made with Centennial College to write your assessment in your home or any other undisturbed environment for a convenience fee of $25.
All you need is a computer, a webcam and a high speed Internet connection. A live online proctor (the person who monitors students during a test) will give you the necessary software to proctor your test session remotely. After the session is complete, the proctor will conclude the test session and remove any remote proctoring software from your workstation.
To request an out-of-town skills assessment, please complete the Out-of-town Skills Assessment Request Form.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding booking an out-of-town skills assessment, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1 (416) 289 5000, ext. 2597 or ext. 2598.