Pre Admissions Testing

As a mature learner, 19 years of age (or older) or were home schooled, and do not meet the admissions requirements, then you have a couple of options.

Option #1 – Write your English Grade 10 or 12 equivalency and/or write your Math Grade 10, 11 or 12 equivalencies with Pre-Admissions Testing.

Option #2 – Academic Upgrading offers Chemistry or Biology courses. (These cannot be taken as a test option). Preparatory courses also available for English and Math testing.

Step 1 Connect With Us

Not sure where to start? Haven’t decided on a program, are unsure of what requirements, or testing, you may need to apply?

Connect with one of our Advisors/Pre-Admissions contacts to discuss your future. Individual appointments are required.

Timmins Campus
Shawna Foy
705-235-3211 ext. 7214


Shanna Lecuyer
(705) 235-3211 ext. 2237

Kirkland Lake Campus
Kristina Connors
(705) 567-9291 ext. 3625

Haileybury Campus
Ashley Charette
(705) 672-3376

Moosonee Campus
Willard Small
(705) 336-2913

Step 2 Schedule Testing

Schedule your testing with your campuses Pre-Admissions Testing Center (English or Math).

Alternatively, contact your local Academic Upgrading Center (Chemistry or Biology) to get started in class.

The College is following the Provincial and local Health Unit guidelines in response to the COVID pandemic. Restrictions may apply and appointments may be affected, however, you can still reach out to your Pre-Admission contact and leave your information for follow-up.

Step 3 Prepare for Testing

Prepare for the tests by reviewing the material in the links provided.

Step 4 Complete Testing

Arrive for your test prepared to write. Each test will take approximately 2 hours. More details will be provided beforehand, and accommodations are available if required.

Step 5 Receive Testing Results and Next Steps

The Testing Center will review and grade your test. Results will be shared with you and Admissions for reassessment of your application. If a successful completion grade is achieved, all requirements are met, and seats are still available in the program then you will receive an unconditional offer from the college.

Once you are confident that you can apply for the upcoming semester then continue here:

Step 6 Create OCAS Account

Create a profile and apply for your program(s) of choice on OCAS at

Please note that additional charges apply and the application fee is non-refundable.

After this stage you will be directed to follow-up with our Admissions department for enrolment. You can, however, and at any point, reach back out to any Advisor for continued support along your academic journey with Northern College.