Helping You Succeed
When you apply to a full-time program or want to register in certain continuing education courses at Algonquin College, you may be asked to take an admission-eligibility assessment. These assessments let you demonstrate your readiness and ability to succeed in the program you’ve chosen and make sure you’ve selected the right starting point at Algonquin.
Accommodations for a Disability
If you have a disability requiring assessment accommodation, contact the
Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to complete an accommodation request. They can be reached at 613-727-4723 ext. 7683 or TTY 613-727-7747 or by email to: email@example.com
When to Complete an Assessment
Before booking an appointment to complete an assessment for admission to an Algonquin College program, you must have:
- applied to an Algonquin College program through ontariocolleges.ca
- been notified by the Registrar’s Office that you must complete an assessment. If you are unsure of which assessment to complete, contact the Registrar’s Office.
What it Costs
The standard admissions assessment fee is $40 – $50. You can pay by cash, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Personal cheques are not accepted.
IMPORTANT: You need to be aware that there are NO REFUNDS for remote requests/assessments.
Please note: If you complete your assessment at a location outside of Algonquin College, you may be charged additional fees by the testing institution.
Booking Your Assessment
You are strongly advised to complete your assessment at one of the Algonquin College Test Centres at the Ottawa, Pembroke, or Perth campuses. Use your
Algonquin College student information system (ACSIS) account to book an appointment to complete your assessment.
It is your responsibility as an applicant to select the correct date, time and assessment within the guidelines of the Test Centre, and to also meet any deadlines.
Applicants outside the National Capital Region (Out of Town Assessments)
If you live farther than 40 km from the Algonquin College campuses in Ottawa, Pembroke, or Perth, you may request to complete your assessment at a college or university testing centre in your local community. You can view a listing of colleges and universities within Ontario here. Please note that some colleges and universities in Ontario do not offer testing services, so you will need to call the college or university in your local community to determine if testing services are available.
Where to find us
The Test Centre is located in Building C, C224 at the Woodroffe Campus (1385 Woodroffe Avenue). Click here to view a map of the Woodroffe Avenue Campus.