In addition to completing and passing the HOAE, applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the program to which they have applied. Please visit our Programs and Courses page for a list of programs and their admission requirements.
For sample questions, please visit www.psbtests.com > Test Resources > Sample Questions > choose “HOAE sample questions”. In addition, various resources can be used to prepare for the exam such as a dictionary, an 8th grade arithmetic textbook, high school science textbooks, a GED study guide, a SAT study guide, and the ARCO Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams study guide. There are also numerous preparation manuals available for sale online titled “Health Occupations Aptitude Examination”.
A non-refundable testing fee of $50 must be paid on the day of your exam with debit only. Sheridan College does not accept cash or credit cards.
The HOAE takes place at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga and on select Saturdays at the Davis Campus in Brampton.
For more information about registering, please visit our Accessible Learning Services page.
International applicants who have questions about the HOAE are asked to contact the Sheridan International Centre:
Applicants who live within a three hour drive of any Sheridan campus are expected to test at the college. If you live more than three hours away, your situation will be assessed on an individual basis and you may be permitted to take the HOAE at a qualified location in your area. For more information, please contact the Sheridan College Assessment Centre in Mississauga at 905-845-9430, ext. 2476.
The pass mark varies by program. The results of the HOAE will not be released to applicants until final selection has been made by the Admissions department. Students are subject to a relative ranking based on the averages of all applicants who have taken the HOAE; this, in tandem with previous academic grades, will determine each admission decision. Sheridan will mail the results of the HOAE to applicants once the program has been filled, usually by the first month of the first term. For example, a student who applied for the September intake will receive their results in September.
At the end of each HOAE session, your results are submitted to the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). OCAS then sends your results to all the institutions you have applied to that require this examination.
If you have taken the HOAE before January 1, 2012 and have applied to a college other than Sheridan, please make a request to have your results sent to OCAS by calling the Sheridan College Assessment Centre in Mississauga at 905-845-9430, ext. 2476.