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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.


Mature applicant: 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.


For test dates and locations, see How do I book my assessment below.


How Do I Book My Assessment?

To book an appointment, follow the steps below:
1. Log into your STU View account
2. Click on the 'Registration Services' tab
3. Click on 'Registration'
4. Click on 'Admission Assessment Booking' or 'English/Math Placement Test Booking'
5. Choose your appointment date from the ones listed
If you want a date that you do not see listed on the website, please try again closer to your desired date. If you do not know your password, please contact the Contact Centre at (416) 415 2000, they will help you reset your password, but it is your responsibility to book your assessment appointment.


    Booking test accommodations by students registered with Accessible Learning Services

    If you have not registered with Accessible Learning Services, but you think you might be entitled to accommodations, contact Don Kezima, Intake Co-ordinator, or visit the Accessible Learning Services main page.

    If you are already registered with Accessible Learning Services, go to Testing Accomodations for GBC Students Registered with Accessible Learning Services.


    How do I take my George Brown Admission Assessment if I live far from the college?


    It may be possible to take the Admission Assessment off-site, at another institution. You will need to make arrangements with an educational institution near you, where you can take the assessment. *


    Only invigilators working in a full-time teaching, administrative, or counselling position in a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university) will be approvedThat institution will administer the assessment, make sure that it is conducted under the correct conditions, and send the completed assessment to George Brown College.



    How do I book an an Off-Site Assessment?



    You and your chosen invigilator must complete the following form:



    Request to Write Off-Site Form



    Send the completed form to the GBC Assessment Centre via the GBC email address on the form.


    How do I pay the Admission Assessment Fee?


    By Certified Cheque or Money Order, mailed to the GBC Assessment Centre (address is on Request to Write Off-Site Form). Personal cheques are not accepted. The GBC Assessment Centre is not responsible for any proctoring fees required by the chosen institution.

      *Please note that you can only write off-site if you are located more than 200 km away, barring exceptional circumstances.



        Is there a charge for the Assessment?

        Admission Assessment Fees

        Math OR Science (One subject only)$35.00
        English only (including General English Assessment)$40.00
        English AND Math$40.00
        English, Math and Science$40.00
        CLBPT - George Brown College program applicants (admission testing)$60.00
        Manual Dexterity/Spacial Relationship Test$20.00


        Placement Assessment Fees

         There are no fees for placement assessments.


        Other Fees

        Proctoring services for other institutions ( per test)$50.00
        Proctoring of Apprenticeship Trade Exemption exams (per test)$150.00
        Proctoring of Asbestos Abatement Tests (per test)$75.00



        Types of payment accepted: 

        Cash (exact amount)


        Credit Card (Visa or Master Card)

        Certified cheque or money order (payable to George Brown College)



        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?      

        Before the Test Day

        • Make sure that you know where to go.
          • Most assessment appointments will take place at the St. James Campus, Building A, Room 275A.
          • During busy periods, there will also be testing at the Casa Loma Campus, Building C, Room 343 (enter through the Library).
        • Check the date and time of your appointment and ensure that you will arrive on time
          • Our assessment sessions begin at 9:30 am or 1:00 pm. If you show up later than these start times, then we may have to reschedule you for another session.
        • Prepare for the assessment by taking a look at our Preparation and Resources page.

        What to Bring

        • 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 (for Admission Assessment and General Assessments only). For fee information, please see our Test Fees page.
        • 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. 

        What Not to Bring

        • Any valuables
          • George Brown College is not responsible for your belongings or personal items.
          • You will be required to leave all of your belongings (including any food, drinks or liquids) in the cubbies provided.
          • A limited number of lockers are available for a $1.00 coin in the St. James Assessment Centre (the $1.00 coin will be automatically refunded after each use).
        • Phones, smart watches or any electronic devices.
          • If you bring any electronic devices, you will be required to turn them off and leave them in the provided cubbies (unless your approved accommodations include an electronic device).
        • Do not bring a calculator unless your approved accommodations require it.

        Special Circumstances

        • If you arrive at the Assessment Centre on the day of the assessment feeling sick, anxious or unprepared and feel that it may affect your performance, please consider rescheduling your assessment for another day.
          • If this is the case, please speak with a staff member for assistance
        • If you experience any problems during your assessment, please inform one of the invigilators in the lab right away.
          • Assessment Centre staff are not able to assist you with an issue if you wait until after the assessment to report it.
          • Please be advised that any problems encountered on the test day may be documented by staff for future reference.
        • If you arrive late to the assessment, you will have the option to rebook.
          • Please note that due to shorter hours on Saturdays, Assessment Centre staff will not accept students or applicants for testing after 1:30 pm.
        • If tests are not completed prior to closing time, you will be required to return on another day. All test scores will not be entered until you have returned and completed all assessments that are required.

        What assessments will I take and how will I prepare?


        1. Check which assessments you will be required to take.

        If you are a student preparing to take the Admission Assessment, please click Admission Assessment by Program.  If you are not sure which assessment you will be taking, go to What is an Admission Assessment?  

        If you are a student preparing to take the Placement Assessment, please click Placement Assessment by Program. If you are not sure which assessment you will be taking, go to What is a Placement Assessment?


        1. Visit Preparation and Resources to prepare for your assessment.

        How will I know my results?


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

          • Your assessment results will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office.
            • The Registrar’s Office will notify you if you are offered a place in the program(s) through your StuView account and by letter.

                • You will not receive any results on the day you take the assessment(s).

                    • After an admission decision has been made, you may wish to meet with an Assessment Advisor to go over your assessment results. We do not issue letters with test results. We cannot discuss the assessment results over the phone.

                        For the Assessment Advisor contact information, see Contact Us.


                      • Test Preparation


                        Try our English and math preparation materials including guides, links, sample questions, and more!