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. 

Fall 2017 Term

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

Applicants starting full time programs in September 2017 and requiring a language assessment will be able to register for their test via myStudent Centre beginning in June 2017There is no fee to take your Language Assessment.

 Code  Program Campus
PANCR Animal Care Davis
PARTF Art Fundamentals Trafalgar 
PJRNL Journalism  Trafalgar
PCYCD Child and Youth Care Davis & Trafalgar
PCAJS Community and Justice Services Davis
PCESD Educational Support Diploma FT&PT Trafalgar
PCVAD, PCVAT Visual and Creative Arts (year 1) Trafalgar
PCWOD Community Worker – Outreach and Development  Davis
PECED Early Childhood Education Davis & Trafalgar
PECEP Early Childhood Education PT Davis & Trafalgar
PFITL Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership Davis
PINDE Interior Decorating HMC
PPHSS Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Davis
PMDAF Media Fundamentals Trafalgar
PMMCA Makeup for Media and Creative Arts Trafalgar
PPSWK Personal Support Worker Davis
PPHTO Pharmacy Technician Davis
PPOLF Police Foundations Davis
PPNSG Practical Nursing Davis
PSSWK Social Service Worker Davis & Trafalgar
PSSWG Social Service Worker – Gerontology  Davis & Trafalgar
PVETT Veterinary Technician Davis
PVMAS Visual Merchandising Arts HMC
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.

Please Note: Language Assessment walk-in appointments cannot be accommodate at Trafalgar until September 5 when the new  Assessment Centre opens at Room BB26.

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: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/life-at-sheridan/student-services/accessible-learning-services/contact.aspx. 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 Student Advisement Centre for assistance (Trafalgar Road Campus – Room B104; Davis Campus – Room B230).