Pre-Admission Testing

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Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-Admission testing is offered for Mature Applicants who are referred for admission testing, to meet eligibility into their program.

Contact Information
Email: preadmissiontesting [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Phone: 905-575-2448

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Overview

Pre-Admissions test(s) are used for applicants that do not meet or are missing the eligibility requirements for the program they have applied to. Applicants will be informed of any missing requirements by either Admissions or the International Department. These areas will assess and determine if the applicant is eligible to write the Pre-Admission test(s) for the missing subjects (i.e., Math, Grade 12 English).

In order to be eligible to write a Pre-Admission test(s), all applicants must have received a testing referral from Admissions. Once a testing referral has been created, the applicant will be referred to contact the Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 to schedule an appointment.

Important Information

  • Pre-Admission tests are valid for one year, and can be re-written after that time, with the exception of the Language Test which can be re-written after 6 months

  • The test will replace the applicable course from your transcript for eligibility into a program at Mohawk College only

  • The grades are not transferrable to other colleges

  • Successful completion of the Pre-Admissions Test(s) does not guarantee you an offer of admission to a program at Mohawk College. Offers are based on you meeting the specific admission requirements of the program to which you have applied. Please contact your Advisor if you have any questions about the status of your application.

     The use of external aids are not permitted, unless indicated.

Testing Fee

If writing the Pre-Admissions English Language or Math test, there is a testing fee of $30 + HST. If writing two tests, there is a testing fee of $40 + HST. Payments will be processed online. Payment instructions will be provided at the time of booking.

International Students: Please contact the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 for information about testing fees.

 

How to Book

  1. After applicants have applied to a program at Mohawk College, they will receive notification that they are missing requirements. Once received, applicants must request to write a Pre-Admission test(s) from Admissions, and have a testing referral created.

For a referral:

  • Domestic applicants, contact Admissions: coach [at] mohawkcollege.ca

  • International applicants, contact International : intered [at] mohawkcollege.ca

  • Continuing Education applicants: All Continuing Education students are required to contact their Program Coordinator/ Manager to determine if they meet the admission requirements for their program. The Program Coordinator/Manager must then send the Pre-Admission Testing Centre a testing referral.

  1. Tests can only be booked once a referral has been generated therefore, applicants are required to contact the appropriate area for a referral. Once a referral has been generated, applicants will receive further instructions from the Pre-Admission Testing Centre on how to proceed with scheduling an appointment. 

Applicants who require testing accommodations will be required to identify themselves when requesting an appointment with the Testing Centre.

  1. Prepare for your test using the sample questions. Please see the Sample Questions section below.

  2. Pre-Admission Testing will be offered through online virtual proctoring. Applicants must ensure they meet all technical requirements. Please see the Technical Requirements section below.

  3. Write your test(s).

  4. Instructions on how to access your scores will be provided during the booking process.

Sample Questions

Grade 10 English Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

You will be presented with an article. Please read the article thoroughly. 
After reading the entire article, you will be asked a series of questions to be answered in 1-2 complete sentences.
Timed for 1 hour

Sample Questions:


Grade 12 English Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

1. Writing Assessment

  • 300-600 word essay
  • Timed for 1 hour

 

2. Reading Assessment

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

Each section is timed individually.  Once you have submitted and moved onto the next section, you will not have the option of accessing the previous section. Leftover/unused time from one section cannot be used towards another section.

Sample Questions:

Writing:
Accuplacer WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays (opens PDF)

Reading:
Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading Sample Question (opens PDF)


Grade 12 Language Test

Please identify that English is your second language so that the appropriate assessment can be booked for you.

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

1. Writing Assessment

  • 300-600 word essay
  • Timed for 1 hour

 

2. Reading Assessment

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

3. Listening Assessment

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

Each section is timed individually. Once you have submitted and moved onto the next section, you will not have the option of accessing the previous section. Leftover/unused time from one section cannot be used towards another section.

Sample Questions:

Writing:
Accuplacer WritePlacer ESL Sample Essays (opens PDF)

Reading:
Login Accuplacer practice (requires the tester to self-register)

Select English as a Second Language (ESL).
Under ESL Reading Skills you can choose ‘Learn as you go’ or ‘Practice Test’.
The sample test will open in a new window. You may need to allow pop-ups in your browser.

Listening:
Login Accuplacer practice (requires the tester to self-register)

Select English as a Second Language (ESL).
Under ESL Listening you can choose ‘Learn as you go’ or ‘Practice Test’.
The sample test will open in a new window. You may need to allow pop-ups in your browser.

Please Note: The practice questions allow you to listen to both the conversation and the question unlimited times. However on the test, you will only be able to listen to the conversation 3 times, and the question 3 times.


Grade 10 Math Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

  • Multiple choice style, computer based test, timed at 1 hour
  • Approximately 30 questions
  • Topics include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mixed numerals, fractions, whole numbers and decimals
  • A popup on-screen calculator will be available. Scrap paper and pencils can be used for rough calculations.

 

Sample Questions:

For additional assistance, please view the Math Minutes video series.


Grade 11 Business Math Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

  • Multiple choice style, computer based test, timed at 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Approximately 30 questions
  • Topics include: fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, laws of signs
  • Calculators are not permitted, scrap paper and pencils can be used for rough calculations.

 

Sample Questions:

For additional assistance, please view the Math Minutes video series.


Grade 12 Technical Math Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

  • Multiple choice style, computer based test, timed at 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Approximately 50 questions
  • Topics include: fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, laws of signs, basic algebra, equations, exponents, radicals, and algebraic fractions
  • Calculators are not permitted, scrap paper and pencils can be used for rough calculations.

 

Sample Questions:

For additional assistance, please view the Math Minutes video series.


Grade 12 Comprehensive Technical Math Test

Test Information:
For information regarding minimum score requirements for eligibility into your program, please contact Admissions.

  • Multiple choice style, computer based test, timed at 2 hours
  • Approximately 70 questions
  • Topics include: fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, laws of signs, basic algebra, equations, exponents, radicals, and algebraic fractions, mensuration, trigonometry & geometry, linear equations and logarithms
  • Calculators are not permitted, scrap paper and pencils can be used for rough calculations.

 

Sample Questions:

 

Technical Requirements

Pre-Admission tests are being offered online through virtual proctoring. In order to complete your test virtually, all applicants must meet the technical requirements:

  • Access to a computer or laptop (no cell phones, tablets, iPads or chromebooks)
  • Stable internet or WIFI
  • Quiet workspace with no disruptions
  • Webcam and microphone

 

Please following the steps below for ensuring you meet technical requirements:

1.   Go to the Zoom website, download, and install Zoom.

2.   Check that Zoom was set up correctly. Please use the option to join with video. You will need to test your microphone, speaker and your ability to share your screen.

3.   Check that your computer can run ACCUPLACER by following these steps:

a)   Go to Accuplacer

b)   At the bottom right of the screen, please click on ‘Verify System’

 

For any questions regarding technical requirements, please contact the Testing Centre at 905-575-2448