Updates on IRCC policy changes to study permits

A hallway at Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus

Mature Student/Equivalency Testing for Math, English and Science

Download sample questions for the math, MSET and science tests.

Students who apply to Sheridan’s certificate and diploma programs who do not have the required secondary school credentials for admission into the program must demonstrate their ability to work at the postsecondary level by completing an equivalency test. These tests may also be requested for those applying as a Mature Student who do not meet the admission requirements for their specific programs.

Mature Student English Test (MSET)

The Mature Student English Test (MSET) is administered through the Accuplacer platform and consists of three sections.

Test

Test Details

Time limit

ACCUPLACER – Next Generation Reading

Next-Generation Reading assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed:

  • Information and Ideas
  • Rhetoric
  • Synthesis
  • Vocabulary

Additional Next-Generation Reading sample questions

45 minutes (20 questions)

ACCUPLACER – Next Generation Writing

Next-Generation Writing evaluates a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories:

Expression of Ideas

  • Development
  • Organization
  • Effective Language Use

Standard English Conventions

  • Sentence Structure
  • Usage
  • Punctuation

Additional Next-Generation Writing sample questions

45 minutes (25 questions)

Writing skills: Essay (paper based)

The essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express your ideas in writing.

65 minutes

   

Total Time:
2 hours 35 minutes

Admission Math and CAAT Level D Tests

Students who apply to Sheridan’s certificate and diploma programs who do not have the required secondary school credentials for admission into the program must demonstrate their ability to work at the postsecondary level by completing an equivalency test. Level D of the CAAT is designed for adults who have had the equivalent of eleven to twelve years of schooling and possibly some postsecondary education. Level D is also for students entering college or university. At Sheridan, assessment is available in the areas of math and science.

Test Test Details* Time limit
Business Math Test 50 multiple choice questions 1 hour
CAAT-D Math Test 48 multiple choice questions 40 minutes
CAAT-D Science Test 50 multiple choice questions 25 minutes
High Tech Mechanical/Electrical Math Test Combined multiple choice and short answer 1 hour
OCMA Math Test 45 multiple choice questions 1 hour

* Calculators and dictionaries are NOT permitted unless approved by Accessible Learning.

X
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Confirm