Admission Assessments

What is an Admission Assessment?

The Admission Assessment in English, Math and/or Science is taken by mature applicants as part of the application process. The Admission Assessment measures if the applicant has the academic skills required to start the program.

A mature applicant is a person who is 19 years of age or older on the start date of the program, and who does not have the required program credit(s) i.e., Grade 12 English.

If you have already accepted an offer of admission from George Brown College, you may need to take a Placement Assessment.

When and where do I take my assessment?

You will receive a letter with the admission assessment information from the Registrar’s Office. You should book your appointment immediately upon receipt of your testing letter.

NOTE: Leave yourself some time to review and prepare for the assessment as the results are important to your admission process.

Most Admission Assessments will take place at the St. James Campus Assessment Centre.

How do I book my assessment?

Booking Online: Domestic Students can book an appointment via their STU-View account. If you do not have a 9-digit student ID number or password needed to log in to STU-View, you can call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000.

Booking by Phone: Call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000. Have your 9-digit student ID number ready.

If you have not registered with George Brown College Accessible Learning Services and you think you might require test accommodations, please see our Testing Accommodations for Applicants and New Students page.

Is there a charge for the assessment?
Subjects Required Fee
English Only $65.00
Math OR One Science (One Subject Only) $65.00
English and Math or Science $65.00
English, Math and Science $65.00
Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) $65.00

Types of payment accepted:

  • Cash (exact amount only. Cash is only accepted for Assessments, cash is not accepted for other proctoring services)
  • Debit, tap is not accepted
  • Credit Card (Visa or Master Card), tap is not accepted

NOTE: Personal cheques are not accepted, and the Assessment Centre does not give change for non-exact cash amounts payed.

What do I need to bring to my assessment?

A valid form of government issued photo ID to confirm your identity.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include the following:

  • Driver's Licence
  • Canadian Identity Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status Card
  • George Brown College Student ID Card
  • The test fee, if applicable.
  • If you are an international student writing an Admission Assessment, please bring your test letter (paper or electronic copy) that was emailed to you by your Admissions Officer.
  • We cannot test international students for admission purposes without seeing this letter.
  • A pen or a pencil.

To learn more, view our General Preparation Checklist.

What assessments will I take and how can I prepare?

Please visit our Admission Assessments by Program page to see which assessments may be required for the program you are interested in.

You can visit our Preparation and Resources section to see some suggestions of how you can prepare for your assessment.

How will I know my results?

You will not receive any results on the day that you take the assessment.

Once you complete your assessment, your scores will be submitted to the George Brown College Admissions Office. They will review your results and they will notify you if you are offered a place into the program(s) via your STU View account and by email.

Please note that your application cannot proceed until you have completed all parts of your Admission Assessment.

After an admission decision has been made, you may wish to meet with an Assessment Advisor to go over your assessment results. You can make an appointment to do so by calling the Assessment Advisor Line. Advisors cannot discuss assessment results over the phone.

How do I take my assessment if I live far from the college?

Domestic students who are living out of province may be eligible to complete the admission assessment at an off-site location. You will be required to make arrangements at a test centre at your local educational institution, 

Only invigilators working in a full-time teaching, administrative, or counselling position in a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university) will be approved. 

The following form must be completed by the student and test invigilator: 

Request to Write Off-Site Form 

How do I pay the Admission Assessment fee if I’m writing off-site?

By certified cheque or money order, mailed to:

George Brown College Assessment Centre
Room 275A
200 King Street East
Toronto, ON
M5A 3W8

Personal cheques are not accepted. The Assessment Centre is not responsible for any proctoring fees required by the chosen institution.