General English and Math Assessments

  • You must have completed a General English Assessment (or have an approved equivalent) before you register in the following courses:
  • The General English Assessment is a tool used to measure your reading and writing skills. Your assessment results will direct you to the English course that is most suitable for you. The assessment consists of two parts: an opinion essay (three to five paragraphs long) and a multiple-choice reading comprehension test. The essay may be handwritten or typed on the computer; the multiple-choice test must be done on the computer. The assessment will take at least two hours to complete. To prepare for the General English Assessment, visit the Assessment Centre web page.
  • You must have completed a General Math Assessment (or have an approved equivalent) before you register in the following courses:
  • The General Math Assessment is a tool used to measure your math skills. Your assessment results will direct you to the math course that is most suitable for you. The assessment consists of a multiple-choice math test done on the computer. The assessment will take at least 30 minutes to complete. To prepare for the General Math Assessment, visit the Assessment Centre web page.
  • You must book your assessment appointment by calling the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000. You will need your student ID number and password to book an appointment. If you need to create an ID number, visit a Student Service Centre. You can find out your existing ID number by calling the Contact Centre. For detailed information about admission assessments, visit the Assessment Centre web page.
  • If you have a physical, emotional or learning disability, you may request special accommodation for your assessment. Call Accessible Learning Services at 416-415-5000, ext. 2622, to make an appointment to have an accommodation profile created. Once you have an accommodation profile, you may book your assessment by calling 416-415-5000, ext. 2624, or emailing booktest@georgebrown.ca. The college requires five business days' notice to arrange your accommodation. For more information, visit the Testing Accommodations for Applicants and New Students web page.
  • You will complete your assessment at an on-campus Assessment Centre. The location of your assessment will be provided to you when you book your appointment through the Contact Centre.
  • To complete your assessment, you must bring current government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver's licence), a pen, a pencil and the assessment fee ($40 for the General English Assessment and $35 for the General Math Assessment). Assessment fees are payable by cash, certified cheque, credit card (Visa Credit or MasterCard), debit or money order, but personal cheques are not accepted.
  • You will get your results immediately. As soon as you complete your assessment, you will meet with an assessment advisor to discuss your English or math course placement. The advisor will give you a letter indicating the English or math course in which you are permitted to enrol. You must successfully complete that course before registering in the next level. (Note that, in peak periods, personal interviews may not be possible; results would then be mailed.) Provide a copy of your assessment results when you register for your course, and bring a copy to the first class.
  • For more information, visit the Assessment Centre web page.