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Testing Services

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

Testing Services during COVID-19

We are providing online and in-person testing services in a limited capacity. To request testing services, please email us at [email protected] or call 1.877.722.1523.

Our customer service team is available to answer inquiries Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tests are typically scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. If you require a test booked outside of these times, please contact us.

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.

Inquire about accommodated testing

To schedule your accommodated on-campus test, please complete our on-campus accommodated test request form. Your accommodated test request must be submitted at least five days in advance.

Missed or make-up testing

About missed tests and make-up tests

A missed test occurs when a student is unable to write a test within the scheduled class time. Faculty may grant approval to students requesting to write a missed and/or make-up test based on circumstances including, but not limited to, documented medical/family emergency situations and conflicting religious observance schedules.

For more information, students can review Georgian College’s academic regulations regarding tests and exams.

Schedule a missed or make-up test

Students who require a missed and/or make-up test, must first discuss available options with their class instructor. Testing Services requires confirmation and approval from faculty before scheduling a missed and/or make-up test.

To schedule a test, or for more information, students may email [email protected] or call 1.877.722.1523.

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 shortly 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 Transfer website.

Writing a challenge exam

If you are approved to write a challenge exam through Testing Services, please email [email protected] or call 1.877.722.1523 to schedule.

Internal invigilation requests *HIDDEN SECTION*

About internal invigilation requests

Testing Services offers internal invigilation requests for Georgian College upgrading, Lakehead-Georgian, UoIT RPN-BScN and York BScN Collaborative Program.

Schedule an internal invigilation

To book, please complete our internal invigilation request form.

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External invigilation requests

About external invigilation requests

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

  • Midterm 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 [email protected] or call 1.877.722.1523.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, we are currently unable to accept external invigilation requests. Any updates or changes will be posted to this page.

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:
  • 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

  • One Georgian Dr., Barrie ON, L4M 3X9
  • Room B121, Founders Building
  • Directions to campus and campus map
  • Phone: 1.877.722.1523, ext. 1235
  • Email[email protected]
  • On-campus hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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