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 three (3) Mohawk College intake terms, with the exception of the Language Test which can be re-written after 6 months. Intake terms include Fall, Winter and Summer.

  • The test will replace a missing credit 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.

 

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 the Admissions or International department to 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 Continuing Education to determine if they meet the admission requirements for their program. A staff member from the area 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 is offered through online virtual proctoring or in-person proctoring. For online virtual proctoring, applicants must ensure they meet all technical requirements. Please see the Technical Requirements section below.

  3. Write your test(s).

  4. You will receive an email when your results have been processed, with contact information of the area that will be contacting you with your next steps. 

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 Section

  • 300-600 word essay
  • Timed for 1 hour

 

2. Reading Section

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

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. Speaking Section (for FALL 2022 applicants only)

The Speaking section of your Pre-Admission test requires you to respond to a recorded question that you will hear. Your response is only 30-60 seconds in length, and you must speak clearly using complete sentences. Conversational level English would be appropriate in completing this short speaking assessment. 

In order for Mohawk College to provide students the opportunity to complete their Language Pre-Admission Test during the COVID-19 pandemic, online proctoring through Zoom is being used to assist with remote testing process.

During the Speaking section of the Pre-Admission Language Test, the Testing Centre staff will capture your video and audio through the Zoom recording tool. The audio and video collected by the Testing Centre will be used to provide Mohawk College Communication Faculty your Speaking response. Access to the recording of the testing session will be restricted to Mohawk College Testing Centre staff and Communication faculty who will review for the purpose of assessing this skill. Recordings of the Speaking Assessments will be uploaded to Mohawk College servers. Recordings may be stored in the for a period of 1 year at which point all recordings will be deleted from Mohawk College Servers.

For additional information on Zoom, please refer to their Terms of Service. For more information on Mohawk College’s privacy policy, please review the Privacy and Legal Statements.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the administration of the Language Pre-Admission Test, please contact the Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 or preadmissiontesting [at] mohawkcollege.ca

2. Writing Section

  • 300-600 word essay
  • Timed for 1 hour

 

3. Reading Section

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

4. Listening Section

  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Not timed

 

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:

Speaking (for FALL 2022 applicants ONLY):

Download the ELT Speaking Sample Prompt Audio File (mp3, 315kb).

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

Online virtual proctoring of Pre-Admission tests is available if preferred. 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