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Please be advised that continuing education classes at all Sheridan campus locations are cancelled this evening due to the potential for hazardous driving conditions.  All Sheridan campuses will be closed as of 4:00 pm.

Mature Student Testing

Mature student testing may be required for applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for their specific programs. In that case, a student may be requested by the admissions office to complete a Sheridan Mature Student English Test (reading comprehension, sentence skills and writing skills) and/or Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) for math and science. The Canadian Adult Achievement Test is a battery of tests designed to measure the level of educational achievement among adults.

ACCUPLACER - Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Writing Skills

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ACCUPLACER -
Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.


30 minutes

ACCUPLACER -
Sentence Skills

The Sentence Skills test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your understanding of sentence structure — what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, and others with the relationships between two sentences
30 minutes



ACCUPLACER -
Writing skills: Essay

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 5 minutes

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For sample practice questions please visit the Accuplacer website https://www.accuplacer.org or click here: http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-sample-questions-for-students.pdf

Click here for more information about the Mature Student Assessment and/or sample assessment questions.

 CAAT Level D Tests

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. 

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 CAAT-D Math*

 48 multiple choice questions

 40 minutes

 CAAT-D Science*

 50 multiple choice questions

 25 minutes

* calculators are not allowed.