Testing Services

Testing Services provides admissions testing, placement testing, missed and make-up tests, as well as testing accommodations for students with individual circumstances.

Fall semester service update (effective Monday, Oct. 31)

Testing Services operates on campus Monday to Friday:

• Barrie Campus – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Thursday), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Friday)
• Orillia Campus – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Owen Sound Campus – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you require a test booked outside of these times or at a different campus, please contact us.

Please note that online invigilation/proctoring requests cannot be guaranteed, as we are returning to in-person delivery for most of our services.

To connect with Testing Services, please email us at studentsuccess@georgiancollege.ca or call 1.877.722.1523. You may also wish to connect directly with Testing Services on your campus.

Accommodated testing

About test accommodations

Students who face physical, medical, sensory, mental health or learning barriers to education may be eligible to receive accommodations for their tests. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, additional time or use of adaptive technology. Students are encouraged to connect with an accessibility advisor to discuss their individual needs.

Schedule an accommodated test

As an accommodated student, you can now book all your tests, quizzes and final exams via our Clockwork portal. Learn more about Clockwork in the student portal, including instructions and video tutorials.

To schedule your accommodated on-campus test via Clockwork, please visit the student portal to get started. Your accommodated test request must be submitted at least five days in advance.

Lakehead-Georgian (LUGC) students: Find out how to book an accommodated test as an LUGC student.

Missed or make-up testing

About missed tests and make-up tests

A missed and/or make-up test occurs when a student is unable to write a test within the scheduled class time. Faculty may grant approval to students wishing to write a missed test based on the circumstances outlined in Georgian College’s academic regulations regarding tests and exams:

“Documented medical/family emergency situations, conflicting religious observance schedules, students in varsity games or Georgian College Student Association executive members in Georgian Board of Governor, or senior management scheduled events, are grounds for special consideration. Requests for adjustments to prescribed examination or test dates must be made before the examination or test dates.”

Schedule a missed or make-up test

Testing Services requires confirmation and approval from faculty before scheduling a missed and/or make-up test.

Once approved by faculty, please visit the student portal to schedule your missed on-campus test. Your missed test request will be processed within five business days.

At the Barrie Campus, missed or make-up tests are scheduled during the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Please note, missed and make-up testing is subject to availability within your campus Testing Centre. For all other campuses, contact your Testing Centre directly for more information.

Admissions testing

About admissions testing

Admissions testing is available for applicants who do not meet the academic entrance qualifications when applying to a program at Georgian College. For admissions tests to be considered for entrance to a Georgian program, applicants must be 19 years of age by the time they wish to begin their studies or have a grade 12 diploma. Please see our Admissions academic regulations page for further detail.

Types of available admissions testing

Admissions testing is only available for college-level English or Math prerequisites. Depending on the admission requirements, you may need to write one or both admissions tests.

Testing fee

Each test is $30 and Testing Services will provide further instructions on how to pay after your request is received.

How to prepare for the admissions test

Testing results

A Testing Services staff member will provide you a copy of your test results after you complete your test(s).

Schedule an admissions test

To schedule an admissions test, please complete our admissions test request form.

Communications Placement Assessment

About the Communications Placement Assessment

Current Georgian College students may attempt the online Communications Placement Assessment (CPA) to determine the appropriate Communications course to register in. You are permitted one attempt at the CPA. Please note, the CPA is not an exemption test.

  • If you write the CPA and score 260 in both the Reading and Writing sections, you may enrol in any communications course.
  • If you write the CPA and score 259 or less in both the Reading and Writing sections, you must enrol in Communication Essentials (COMM 1016).

If you require testing for the purpose of admission into a program, please see our admissions testing offerings.

Testing fee

The testing fee is included in your tuition and ancillary fees, so no additional payment is required.

How to prepare for the CPA

  • The test is entirely multiple choice. We encourage you to review the practice test materials: Reading and Writing.
  • Please allow at least two hours minimum for your scheduled test date and time. The CPA is not timed, so you are permitted to take as long as you need to write the test.

Schedule a CPA

To schedule a CPA, please complete our CPA test request form.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition challenge exams

About Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option for learners with significant learning/life experience that may be equivalent to a college/university course credit. Students have the opportunity to challenge program requirements based on relevant work or life skills and knowledge gained prior to starting your program at Georgian.

Submit a PLAR request

If you are planning to study in a program where you have relevant work or life experience in the field, you may be eligible to receive credit through PLAR. For more information on how to submit a PLAR request, please review the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Writing a challenge exam

If you are approved to write a challenge exam through Testing Services, please email studentsuccess@georgiancollege.ca or call 1.877.722.1523 to schedule.

Lakehead-Georgian (LUGC) accommodated test requests

About LUGC accommodated test requests

Testing Services offers on-campus invigilation for students registered in LUGC programs.

Schedule an accommodated test (for LUGC students only)

To book your in-person test, please complete our LUGC accommodated test request form. Your test request must be submitted at least five days in advance of the scheduled test date.

External invigilation requests

About external invigilation requests

External invigilation requests may include, but are not limited to:

  • Mid-term or final exams for online courses (offered through other colleges or universities)
  • Real Estate Program (REEP) exams
  • Tarion
  • Yardstick
  • Math Proficiency Test (EQAO)

Schedule an external invigilation

To inquire about invigilation for your group or individual exam, email studentsuccess@georgiancollege.ca or call 1.877.722.1523. Please include the location of the campus you wish to schedule your invigilation (i.e. Barrie Campus).

External invigilation availability varies by campus and may not be available during high-volume testing times (e.g. final exams).

International English Language Testing System

About the 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.

IELTS 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 is available!

How to register

  • Online: www.georgebrown.ca/ielts
  • In person: George Brown College, 341 King St. E., Room 419, Toronto ON, M5A 1L1
  • Required documents: Valid passport or Canadian permanent resident card
  • Payment: $309 by Visa, MasterCard, debit or money order
    • Please note, we cannot accept cash

Contact us

Barrie Campus

Midland Campus

Muskoka Campus

Orangeville Campus

Orillia Campus

Owen Sound Campus

South Georgian Bay Campus