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General English and Math Assessment (GEA & GMA)

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What is a General English Assessment (GMA) and a General 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

 

 

To check availability and for information about registering for part-time evening English or math classes please visit the George Brown College Continuing Education website.

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 Continuing Education.

 

 

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

How do I book my assessment?

You may book your GEA or GMA via the Contact Centre (416-415-2000) or in person at an Assessment Centre Location. You will be required to have a George Brown student number before you can book an assessment. If you do not have one, please visit the Student Service Centre.

 

 

Please note that online (STU VIEW) booking is not available for this assessment.

Is there a charge for the test?

Please see our Fees page.

What do I need to bring?

Please go to the General Preparation Checklist page for information on what to bring to your assessment.

What assessments will I be taking and how do I prepare?

 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.

     

     

    For more information on how to prepare for the GEA/GMA, visit Assessment Preparation and Resources.

    How will I know my results?

    Immediately after you complete your assessment(s), 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.