Testing

Request a test to be written in Testing Services

Georgian College and Lakehead at Georgian students, please log onto the student portal, click on “Student Services” and then “Testing Services”

OntarioLearn

OntarioLearn exams must be booked through the OntarioLearn office.

Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR)

After you have made arrangements with your program area to write your approved prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) test, please contact the appropriate Testing Services office.

Communications Placement Assessment and Health Occupations Aptitude Examination Tests

Georgian College and Lakehead at Georgian students

Georgian College and Lakehead at Georgian students, please log onto the student portal, click on “Student Services” and then “Testing Services”

OntarioLearn

OntarioLearn exams must be booked through the OntarioLearn office. Questions? Please phone 705.728.1968, ext. 1672 or email ol@georgiancollege.ca.

External Invigilation Requests

Fees (Laurentian at Georgian, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: RPN-BScN, and York University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Collaborative Program students are exempt from testing fees.)

  • two hours per test/sitting – $56.50 ($50, plus HST)
  • three hours per test/sitting- $84.75 ($75, plus HST)
  • payment due the day of the exam by cash (exact amount), debit or credit card at Testing Services
  • administrative fee of $25 to re-schedule confirmed exam dates

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Return of completed exam

  • pre-paid return courier slip provided by assessing institution
  • if your institution does not provide return postage for your exam, or you would like to have your exam couriered, please bring a pre-paid envelope with you

Parking

  • there are parking meters available – if you park in the parking lots, it will cost $7 to exit at the gates
  • meters are located in the front of M Building and the Library

Exam information

  • it is your responsibility to make arrangements for the exam to be sent to Georgian College
  • please note it may take 10 to 12 days for your institution to send the exam

Please fill out the form below to complete your booking. Once we have received the completed form, we will send you a confirmation email.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2.7 million tests taken in the last year in over 140 countries.

Services

  • test preparation: 30 hours online free
  • registration: Register online or in person
  • test day: Thursday and Saturday test dates
  • facilities: Modern, quiet, spacious testing rooms
  • LAST-MINUTE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

Test dates and locations

Date Location
GBC Georgian
June 24, 2017 AC AC
Aug. 19, 2017 AC/GT AC/GT
Sept. 30, 2017 AC AC
Oct. 28, 2017 AC/GT AC/GT
Dec. 2, 2017 AC/GT AC/GT

AC: Academic, GT: General Training

Registration

  • online: www.georgebrown.ca/ielts
  • in person: 341 King St. E., Room 419
  • required documents: Valid passport or Canadian permanent resident card
  • payment: $309 by Visa, MasterCard, debit or money order (we cannot accept cash)

Address, contacts and testing services hours of operation

Testing Services administers tests with accommodations and missed or make-up tests. Priority will be given to students requiring test accommodations.

Testing Services are offered at the following campuses:

  • Barrie – Room B121
  • Midland – Library
  • Orangeville – Room 204
  • Orillia – Room A200
  • Owen Sound – Room 607

Muskoka and South Georgian Bay campuses do not have formal test rooms, however, these campuses also provide testing services.

To be eligible for test accommodations, the student must meet with an accessibility advisor to obtain a letter of accommodation (LOA). The LOA must then be presented to each faculty member prior to writing the test. Students will complete the Request a test form and write at the same time as the rest of the class.

Missed tests are written in Testing Services only after the student and faculty have arrived at a mutually agreeable date and time. Students must completed the Request a test form. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If the date and time requested is not available, the student must go back to the faculty member to set an alternate date and time. The student must then submit a new test request.

If you require assistance or instructions related to Testing Services, please read through the Faculty FAQs.

Faculty instructions

Instructions

How do I get a copy of my test to Testing Services?

  • faculty can attach an electronic copy of the test to the test request reply email
  • in the reply email, faculty are to complete information on the form before submitting the test
    • any special instructions should also be included in the reply
    • Testing Services staff will then print off the test and provide any materials you have indicated in the form (paper, Remark)
  • if you cannot find the original test request, email Testing Services, including the student’s name, test information and attach the test

Do I have to scan the test to Testing Services?

  • no, a scanned copy of a test is only required if an electronic copy is not available
  • tests can be sent as Word, PDF, Excel documents, etc.
  • instructions on how to scan your test to email are available on the Testing Services faculty information tab – “How to reply and attach a test to a student’s test request”�

How do I organize and flag my requests in Outlook to ensure I do not forget to reply to them when the test date gets closer?

  • refer to the “How to reply and attach a test to Testing Services”� link under Faculty information for details

How do I reply to a test request from a student?

  • refer to the “How to reply and attach a test to Testing Services”� link under Faculty information for details

How do I use scanned REMARK tests from Testing Services into existing REMARK batches?

  • refer to the “Compiling remark test results for students who have written a test in Testing Services”� link under Faculty information for details

How do I scan a test to send to Testing Services?

refer to the “How to scan a test so I can email it to Testing Services”� link under Faculty information for details

Accommodation tests (approvals)

How far in advance does the test need to be provided?

  • for accommodation tests, Testing Services requires tests to be received three business days in advance of the test date
    • Testing Services staff need time to format the test for use with adaptive technology

What is an accommodation test? What is the difference between a missed test and an accommodations test?

  • a student with a disability has provided the required documentation pertaining to their disability and has registered with Student Success
    • these students may request to write a test in Testing Services as they may require accommodations such as extra time, a private space and adaptive technology – this is different from a missed test as students with accommodations are writing at the same time as the rest of the class

Accommodation students receive extra time in the Testing Services but my students are required to come to class after for a lecture. What do I do in this situation?

  • there may be situations in which students will need to start their test earlier to ensure they receive their allotted extra time (time and a half)
    • students may speak to faculty directly about arranging a time that works for both the faculty member and the student prior to the test date

I have multiple accommodation students writing the same test. Can I just send one test?

  • yes, you can send one test but please list all the names of students writing the test
    • also, please provide all the necessary instructions for the test

I am not sure if I am supposed to approve all accommodation test requests that come to my email. Which requests should I approve?

  • it is the college’s duty to accommodate students with disabilities, therefore their requests do not require approval
  • faculty should receive a letter of accommodation indicating the approved accommodation and that the student has registered with Student Success
    • the student should be writing at the same scheduled time as the rest of the class, unless prior arrangements have been made with the faculty member

If one of my students does not attend a scheduled accommodation test in Testing Services, what happens?

  • Testing Services staff will email the faculty member stating that the student did not attend the scheduled test
    • this accommodation test now becomes a missed test
    • the student needs to seek approval from faculty for a missed test and make arrangements regarding the date and time before submitting another test request

Do I have to provide five business days when sending a copy of the test to Testing Services?

  • no – for accommodation tests, Testing Services requests three business days in advance to make arrangements for space concerns, adaptive software, etc.
    • however, students with accommodations are required to submit the test request three business days in advance

Missed tests (approvals)

How far in advance do I need to provide the test?

  • for missed or make-up tests, Testing Services requires tests to be received at least 24 hours in advance of the test date

What is a missed test?

  • missed tests are tests that a student has missed due to documented medical/family emergency situations or conflicting religious observance schedules
    • faculty members grant approval to students wishing to write a missed test (Testing Services staff do not grant permission for missed tests)

Missed tests are written in Testing Services on a date pre-arranged by the faculty member and student and at the first available time established by Testing Services. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If the date requested is full, the next available seat is assigned to the student. Missed test times are listed on the Testing Services website.

I am not sure if I am supposed to approve all missed test requests that come to my e-mail. What requests should I approve?

Testing Services follows the college’s policy on test and exam regulations which states that only documented medical/family emergency situations or conflicting religious observance schedules are grounds for special consideration. Requests for adjustments to prescribed examination or test dates must be made before the examination or test dates. As Testing Services is not aware of the reasons for a missed test request, approval is granted by the faculty member/co-ordinator. You have the discretion to approve each request. Testing Services allows only students who have been approved by faculty to write the test.

If one of my students does not attend a scheduled missed test in Testing Services, what happens?

Testing Services staff will email you to inform you that your student did not attend their scheduled test. It is up to the faculty member whether or not multiple approvals are given for missed test requests.

After I have approved the missed test, where do I send the student to book his or her test?

Please direct students to this website, where they can find the electronic test request form under Testing Services. Please do not send students to Testing Services.

For missed tests, do I have to provide five business days when sending a copy of the test to Testing Services?

No, for missed tests we request to have the test at least one business day in advance. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis during dedicated times and if a seat is not available, the next available seat on the next dedicated missed testing date will be reserved.

Use of email

I am a Laurentian professor, may I use Laurentian email address to communicate with Testing Services?

Testing Services staff can communicate via Georgian, Laurentian and UOIT email addresses.

I am a part-time faculty member. Can the requests be sent to my personal email address?

For consistency purposes, Testing Services staff can only communicate via Georgian, Laurentian and UOIT email addresses.

I receive multiple reminder emails saying I have not sent the test when I know I have. Why is this happening?

Testing Services staff work hard to ensure that all requests are received and processed correctly and strive to ensure that all tests are received before the test date. Faculty members are sent reminder emails if the test has not been received 24 hours before the scheduled test. Faculty are also sent confirmation emails when the test has been received.

There are times when an additional email may be required upon the initial receipt of the test request due to missing information, i.e., dates or times that are not congruent with class testing times. There may also be questions about the test itself if it appears to be missing important information.

How quickly will I receive a completed test from Testing Services?

Tests will be returned via Georgian email within a 24-hour timeframe. The intention is to return all completed tests as soon as possible, well before the 24-hour period. In Orillia and Owen Sound, hard copies will be delivered within two business days and in Barrie (B121), faculty can pick up their tests within five business days.

Printing and paper

When my students write in Testing Services, I do not want staff to print my test double-sided. What do I do?

When you reply to the test request, please specify this type of information in the special instructions section. Staff will not print double-sided if you have instructed them to print your test single-sided.

When I receive an email from Testing Services with my test attached, I do not want it to print double-sided. What do I do?

Many printers default to double-sided. If you want to print single-sided, follow these instructions: Click File, Print, Properties. Under two-sided printing, click on the dropdown menu and select One-sided print.

I want to save paper and since the test is being emailed back to me anyway, can I have the student complete the test on the computer and then email it back to me to eliminate printing the test twice?

Yes. If you do not want Testing Services staff to print the test, please make this clear when replying to the test request. Please ensure you send the test to Testing Services as a Word document. Staff will save your test to a USB data storage device and the student can complete the test on the computer. Once the student has completed the test, it will be emailed back to you as a Word document. No printing needed at all and the test will be deleted from the storage device after it has been emailed to you.

What if the materials of my test are too large to scan to email or there are required supporting documents?

We are aware that some materials may be difficult to scan. If this is the case, bring your materials to Testing Services. We will return the materials to you with the completed test.

Testing clarification/communication (students/faculty)

If I give specific information to the students writing in the classroom, what do I do about my students writing in Testing Services to ensure they receive the same information?

Accommodation students writing in Testing Services need to be privy to the same information that may be given to students writing in the classroom. All classrooms have telephones in the room that can be used in times like these. Simply call Testing Services and tell the staff the information to relay to the student OR request for a staff member to relieve you in the classroom, so you can come to Testing Services to give the information to your students directly. Alternately, you can also send the information/request for relief by emailing Testing Services.

What happens if my student who is writing in Testing Services needs clarification or has a question about the test?

Often times students need clarification for a question on a test. Testing Services staff may walk with the student to the classroom to seek assistance. Alternately, the student may keep writing in Testing Services while we try to contact you on campus. If you are in the classroom where the class is testing, Staff may “relieve”� you so you can come to the Testing Services and speak with the student directly. If we cannot reach you, we would advise the student to indicate his or her query in the margin beside the question.

While in the classroom I notice that many students have the same problem/question with the test/exam. What can I do to give this same information to my students writing in the Test Centre?

Accommodation students writing in Testing Services need to be privy to the same information that may be given to students writing in the classroom. All classrooms have telephones in the room that can be used in times like these. Simply call Testing Services and tell the staff the information to relay to the student OR request for a staff member to relieve you in the classroom, so you can come to Testing Services give the information to your students directly. Alternately, you can also send the information/request relief by emailing Testing Services.

Confidentiality and security concerns

I am concerned about the integrity of my tests being sent through email. How does Testing Services staff maintain confidentiality and security of tests?

Testing Services staff ensure that the integrity and confidentiality of tests is maintained at all times. All tests are securely locked in Testing Services. All tests that are sent via email are deleted once they are printed. Testing Services staff in Orillia and Owen Sound will only deliver tests to your secure mailboxes. Testing Services staff in Barrie keep all tests locked up for pick up in Room B121.

Address and contact information

Accommodated test hours of operation

First day of classes in the fall semester to last day of classes in the winter semester.

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading breaks, two weeks between semesters, and first day of classes in the summer semester to the last day of classes in the summer semester.

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Missed make-up tests hours of operation

First day of classes in the fall semester to the last day of classes in the winter semester.

  • Monday to Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m.

Reading breaks, two weeks between semesters, and first day of classes in the summer semester to the last day of classes in the summer semester.

  • Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address and contact information

Accommodated and missed make-up tests hours of operation

  • Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address and contact information

Accommodated and missed make-up tests hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address and contact information

Accommodated tests hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Missed make-up tests hours of operation

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Address and contact information

Accommodated tests hours of operation

First day of classes in the fall semester to the last day of classes in the winter semester.

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading breaks, two weeks between semesters, and first day of classes in the summer semester to the last day of classes in the summer semester.

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Missed make-up hours of operation

First day of classes in the fall semester to the last day of classes in the winter semester.

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading breaks, two weeks between semesters, and first day of classes in the summer semester to the last day of classes in the summer semester.

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address and contact information

Accommodated and missed make-up tests hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address and contact information

  • 499 Raglan St – view map
  • phone: 705.445.2961, ext. 2900

Accommodated and missed make-up tests hours of operation

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.