Some applicants are required to successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment to determine their eligibility to meet Sheridan’s admission requirements. Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the assessment as well as some sample assessment questions.
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The English Proficiency Assessment is an assessment instrument used at Sheridan to evaluate the English language proficiency of applicants who have applied for admission to Sheridan programs.
The English Proficiency Assessment consists of the Institutional CanTEST for Reading and Listening, and a Sheridan-developed Writing Assessment.
The results of the English Proficiency Assessment administered at Sheridan are non-transferable and can be used exclusively for the purpose of admission to Sheridan programs. The results that you receive cannot be reported to any other institution.
Some applicants to Sheridan’s programs are required to complete the English Proficiency Assessment to determine if they meet the admission requirements. The Admissions Office will send a letter to the applicants who must take the English Proficiency Assessment.
Applicants who have valid TOEFL or IELTS results which meet the admission requirements may be exempt from taking the English Proficiency Assessment. Applicants who choose not to take the English Proficiency Assessment and whose first language is not English would meet the language requirement for most Sheridan postsecondary programs by completing the General Arts and Science –English Language Studies –English for Academic Purposes program.
A fee of $45 is charged for the English Proficiency Assessment (EPA). The fee may be paid at the Assessment Centre with debit only.
Visit http://www.sheridancollege.ca/admissions/assessment-centre/info-sessions.aspx for further details on available information sessions.
The Reading and Listening scores, called Bands, tell you your level from 1 to 5. Please see below for Band descriptions.
In Writing, your composition is evaluated by a trained assessor according to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) on the scale from 5 to 9. Please see below for Writing CLB descriptions.
Based on your English Proficiency Assessment scores, the assessor may recommend eligibility for admission to: