Some students will be given the option to test in an online forum for their admissions test. This test could be one of the following:
- English Admissions
- English and Math Admissions
- Math Admissions or
- Health Sciences Admissions
This is a great option for students who cannot make it to an in person session, due to work/family obligations, or live a distance away from campus.
Online testing will permit you to test right away to get scores to determine your status in a program (admission testing). We recommend you test within a couple of days of receiving your voucher.
Please note that students are no longer required to register to complete a CCPT test for their English and math placements. The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning will be using admissions data and/or high school grades to place students into their first semester English and math courses.
We have put together some frequently asked questions below so you have all the information for online testing. Please note that calculators are not allowed to be used for any admissions testing.
- What resources do I require to test?
Students will require a reliable internet connection, a computer (desktop or laptop) , a webcam, a microphone and a private and quiet place to test. Please note that Chromebooks, tablets or smartphones are not allowed to be used to complete testing with a live proctor using Examity. We recommend using an ethernet cord for the strongest internet signal. A private room can be your bedroom, or living room, as long as there are no people or distractions around. Please note that calculators are not allowed for admissions testing.
- Can I test my system to ensure I have the necessary requirements?
Yes! We strongly recommend this to be done prior to your test date to ensure you can troubleshoot any issues that might be identified. Students can test their system here. If you require technical support, you can use the chat or email feature here, to speak with a technician. This assistance is available 24/7.
*Please note, if you have questions about your online test, such as invalid voucher, questions about your test, or have Humber related questions, please email email@example.com
- I have signed up for online testing, now what?
For those students who choose to test online, from the comfort of their home, they will be sent an email from firstname.lastname@example.org or noReply@accuplacer.info within 10 days of registering for their online test. Students completing a Health Sciences Admissions test or an English Admissions test receive their voucher details email directly from our testing site, Accuplacer and is entitled Remote Voucher Notification. Those completing an English and Math admissions test or a Math admissions test will recieve an email from email@example.com and this email is entitled Online Admissions Testing Reminder. This email will contain instructions for how to book your test and your unique voucher(s) you will require to access your test. Once you have this email, you can proceed to book your test. We recommend booking and testing as soon as possible to update the status of your program. Your voucher will expire, and the expiration date is communicated in the voucher email you receive.
- I have booked my test time, and am ready to test!
You will receive a confirmation email from our online testing partner (Examity). You will require valid photo ID to present to the proctor at the time of your test. When your test date and time comes, your test now button will become clickable and you can begin the testing process. You will require a few minutes to get setup and established with the proctor and input some personal information before you proceed to your test.
- How can I prepare for my test?
Students can find resources to help them prepare for their tests here.
- How does online testing work?
Students who choose to complete their test online, will be tested in the same manner as students testing in person. All testing is done online via a secure web connection. Students will be monitored by a virtual proctor, who will be monitoring students via their webcam. When you start your test, you will be required to show photo ID and complete a room scan, so the proctor can verify there is no one around and you do not have access to unauthorized materials. The proctor will be able to control your computer and see what you are doing at all times during the test. The test will end should academic integrity be compromised. You may also be asked to do repeated room scans should concerns arise, including people entering the space you are testing in, talking to other people or glancing away from your computer screen. The online testing video is available to the Manager, Testing & Integrated Services for review should any concerns arise.
- When do I have to test?
All vouchers have an expiration date and students must test PRIOR to the expiration date of the voucher. All vouchers are valid for 30 days. Please review your voucher email for the expiration date. Students who fail to test prior to the voucher expiration date will be required to rebook and repay for their admission test.
How to read an expiration date?
For example, if your voucher is valid until: Wed Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2019, this means it will expire on 02/05/2019 7:00 PM EST.
- What happens after I test?
Once you have completed your admissions test, the Registrar's Office will update you regarding the status of your application approximately 2-3 weeks after testing.
- How long do I have to test?
The length of your test depends on the components required for your program. Please note that all components of your test are to be completed during one appointment and you cannot complete one module at a time.
- English testing - all admissions testing - 60 minutes in length to complete a 300 to 600 word essay
- Math testing - all admissions testing - 60 minutes in length to complete 36 math questions
- Health Sciences Math - admission testing - 60 minutes in length to complete 45 questions
- Biology - admission testing - 20 minutes in length to complete 30 questions
- Chemistry - admission testing - 20 minutes in length to complete 31 questions
Students completing online testing for a Health Sciences program will have a total of 2h 40m to test. Each component of the test is individually timed, so you are bound by the time parameters above. Students who have only applied to Pre-Heath will test for 2 hours as they are not required to complete Biology and Chemistry if Pre-Health is the only program they have applied to.
Students completing online math testing for admissions purposes will have 1 hour to complete their math admissions test. Calculators are not allowed to be used for any admissions test. Effective July 2020, students will no longer be required to complete an English and/or math placement test to determine their English and math placement for their first semester. All students who need a first semester English and math courses will register for these course based on their admissions data or high school marks.
Your module will be auto-submitted if your time runs out.
- Need help?
Contact Testing Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for all issues that are not technical.
Examity can be reached by email at email@example.com, through live chat on the Examity Dashboard or by phone at 1-855-392-6489 (1-855-EXAMITY) if there are any technical issues.
- I can no longer make my scheduled online test appointment, can I reschedule?
You can reschedule your test no less than 24 hours prior to your appointment. Students who fail to reschedule their appointment less than 24 hours prior to their booked date/time, will be responsible to rebook and repay for their test again. Your vouchers do expire and should you not test within the valid voucher dates, you will have to rebook and repay for your online test.
If 24 hours prior to your test date/time, you can sign back into the online test provider's page (Examity) , cancel your existing booking and reschedule to a date and time that works for you.
- I have an IEP, how can I access accommodation for online testing?
Students who have an IEP or require test accommodation can make the request here.