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The Mature Student Test(s) are used by Niagara College for applicants applying to a full time program and do not meet or are missing an English and/or Math requirement for the program(s) they have applied too. All applicants that are missing these eligibility requirements will be advised by our Enrolment Services Office or our International Division.
In order to be eligible to write a Mature Student Test(s), applicants are required to obtain a referral from our Admissions Office. This office will determine if the applicant is eligible and will identify the specific subject area(s) needing to be tested. (English or Math) Once a referral has been made, the applicant will be directed to contact the Test Centre to schedule an appointment. All tests must be scheduled. We are unable to accept walk-ins.
A non-refundable fee of $20 (hst included) is required for each test that needs to be written and includes one free rewrite for each unsuccessful attempt. Fee and payment instructions will be provided at time of booking.
You will be tested on the topics below and all questions are multiple choice.
The Canadian Achievement Test Version 4 (CAT 4) is used to assess proficiency in English and Computation & Estimation.
|TOPIC||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||TIME ALLOTED|
|Informational Reading||40 questions||50 minutes|
|Literary Reading||40 questions||50 minutes|
|Vocabulary||30 questions||30 minutes|
|Writing Conventions||30 questions||25 minutes|
|Spelling||30 questions||20 minutes|
This test is only required if the program to which you are applying requires a general math.
|General Mathematics||48 questions||40 minutes|
Math for Technology
This test is only required if the program to which you are applying requires a technical math.
|Technical Mathematics||60 questions||2 hours|
Below are downloads available in PDF format.
To help you prepare for the test, you can also look at the S.A.T. or G.E.D. preparation manuals. You can find them at any public library or bookstore. You can also find sample questions by doing a Google search with the key words “SAT or GED practice questions”.
Here are a few websites to help you review your English skills and prepare for the test:
You can also consult these Math practice and review websites: