General English and Math Assessments

What is the General English (GEA) and Math Assessment (GMA)? 

If you are not a full-time student at George Brown but you are interested in taking selected English and/or math courses through Continuing Education, you will be required to take the GEA and/or GMA to ensure that you register in the course appropriate to your skill level. 

You will need to take a GEA if you want to register for any of the following courses, and you have not completed the required prerequisite courses: 

  • COMM 1008 College English 
  • ENGL 1030 Skills for College English 

You will need to take a GMA if you want to register for any of the following courses, and you have not completed the required prerequisite courses: 

  • MATH 1103 Hospitality Mathematics 
  • MATH 1074 Mathematics 
When and where do I take my assessment? 

Plan to take the assessment before registering for a course, as there may be a fee for withdrawing from a course. For course start dates, visit the Continuing Education website. 

The assessment will take place at the St. James Campus (200 King St. E) in room 275A.

What assessments will I be taking? 

GEA (General English Assessment) 

The GEA consists of an Essay and the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Test

GMA (General Math Assessment) 

Students planning to take MATH 1074 Mathematics will be required to take the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Math Test

Students planning to take MATH 1103 Hospitality Mathematics will be required to take the Hospitality Math Test

How do I book my assessment? 

Booking Online: Students can book an appointment via their STU VIEW account. 

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

PLEASE NOTE: 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 page. 

Is there a charge for the assessment? 

General Assessment Fees * 

General Assessment types and fees
Assessment  Fee
General English Assessment $40.00
General Math Assessment $35.00
Both General English and Math Assessment $40.00

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 pen or a pencil. 
  • The test fee, if applicable. 
  • 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 

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. 

To learn more, view our General Preparation Checklist

How can I prepare for my assessment? 

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

How will I get my results? 

Immediately after you complete your assessment, you will meet with an Assessment Advisor, who will go over your results, explain what courses are available to you based on those results and give you a letter indicating which course you are eligible to take.