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Booking your Language Assessment

We strongly encourage you to write your assessment as soon as possible so you are placed in the appropriate communication course and so your timetable can be confirmed before the beginning of the term.

Should you fail to complete the assessment in the required time, Sheridan cannot guarantee your Communication Skills placement being available prior to the semester start. Please check online for various assessment dates and times, including some evening and weekend sessions.

In order to ensure Sheridan graduates have the skills they need to excel in their field of employment, we consult regularly with employers through Program Advisory Committees and through research into the skills required of employees in today's complex workplace. One of the most essential skills is that of effective communication.

Essential Communications Skills (ECS) (course code COMM19999), is a communications course intended to help you develop the written and spoken communication and presentation skills your future employers tell us you will need. This course will also help you develop the academic writing skills you will need throughout your program. For more information on the course curriculum, check out the course outline for COMM19999. Students who are required to take Essential Communications Skills as part of their program must first complete a Language Assessment prior to the start of classes so they can be placed into the correct Communications Skills course.

Please note: Language Assessment test scores are valid for three years. If you have not enrolled in a communications course within three years of your Language Assessment, you will have to retake the Language Assessment. 

Winter 2020 Term

Students who are admitted to the following programs are required to complete a Language Assessment at Sheridan before classes begin in January.

Applicants starting full time programs in January 2020 and requiring a language assessment will be able to register for their test via myStudent Centre beginning in October.

Winter 2020 Programs Requiring Language Assessment

PADMK Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management HMC
PAMCM  Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management HMC
PANCR  Animal Care      Davis
PARTF      Art Fundamentals    Trafalgar
PCAJS     Community and Justice Services    Davis
PCESD     Educational Support Diploma PT Trafalgar
PCYCD     Child and Youth Care  Davis & Trafalgar
PECED     Early Childhood Education (Full time & Part time)     Davis & Trafalgar
PINDE Interior Decorating      HMC
PMDAF  Media Fundamentals  Trafalgar         
PMMCA Makeup for Media and Creative Arts Trafalgar              
PPNSG     Practical Nursing  Davis
PPOLF  Police Foundations Davis
PPSWK     Personal Support Worker  Davis
PSSWK   Social Service Worker Davis & Trafalgar

How to book your Assessment

If you are in a full-time program that requires the Language Assessment, you must book a date and time via myStudent Centre to write your assessment. To access our online reservation system:

  • Log into myStudent Centre using your Sheridan username and password
  • Go to the Admissions section and click “Event Registration”
  • Click on the "Register" button beside Language Assessment.
  • Choose a date from the list of available dates. You will be able to select one date only.
  • Review the information for the selected session carefully. Click the Confirm button to finalize your choice, or click the Return button to make another selection.

Continuing Education

Students registered through Continuing Education in programs requiring Essential Communication Skills are required to take ECS through Continuing Education. Check the Continuing Education course catalogue for course listings, registration and payment information relating to Essential Communication Skills (COMM19999). Students in Continuing Education programs who are required to take ECS will need to complete their Language Assessment before the start of term. Check the Continuing Education course catalogue for details.

Students with a disability

Students with a disability who require testing accommodations for the Language Assessment should follow the steps below:

  1. First, schedule an appointment to meet with an Accessible Learning Advisor to discuss testing accommodations. To be eligible to receive any type of academic accommodations, you must first register with Accessible Learning and provide appropriate and current documentation. To view a list of advisors, please visit this website: If you have already met with an Accessible Learning advisor at Sheridan College, proceed to the next step.

  2. Once your accommodations have been approved, book your Language Assessment through your myStudent Centre account (see above under "How to book your Assessment").  Note: If you require a scribe, a reader, or the software Dragon, please book your Language Assessment and then contact the Assessment Centre to make arrangements. Assessment Centre locations:
  3. On the day of your Language Assessment, please inform the Assessment Centre staff that you require testing accommodations.

I cannot get to Sheridan before the deadline to write my Language Assessment. 

It is important that you write your Language Assessment before the deadline so your timetable can be completed on time. However, if you cannot write your assessment at Sheridan before the deadline, you may, through special accommodation, make arrangements to write your assessment before the end of the first week of classes. The delay in writing your assessment may have a negative effect on your timetable as class space is limited.

If you have difficulty booking your assessment, please call our Contact Centre at 905-845-9430 (Oakville) or 905-459-7533 (Brampton) (Once you connect, choose option 4). If you are on campus, please visit the Centre for Student Success for assistance (Trafalgar Road Campus – Room B104; Davis Campus – Room B230; Hazel McCallion Campus - Room A247).