Language skills are a key to success in college. The English Placement Test is designed to help students find the course that is best suited to help them develop college-level reading and writing skills.

The French Placement test is designed for students who have not recently completed their Secondary V French course in Quebec.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Details to come.

ENGLISH PLACEMENT

Do I need to write the English Placement Test?

I am a student who:
is currently attending or graduated less than 2 years ago from a QUÉBEC ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL and my final Secondary IV (Grade 10) English Language Arts grade on my Ministère de l’Éduca­tion Relevé des apprentissages was 80% or higher.

(Look at the Ministry report card, course code 632-406 or 630-416)

NO
has completed or has in progress English 603-101-MQ at the CEGEP level NO
is attending or has graduated from a QUÉBEC FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL YES
graduated less than 2 years ago from a QUÉBEC ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL and my final Secondary lV (Grade 10) English Language Arts grade on my Ministère de l’Éducation Relevé des apprentissages) was 79% or less.

(Look at the Ministry report card, course code 632-406 or 630-416)

YES
has graduated from a QUÉBEC ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL MORE THAN 2 YEARS AGO (regardless of the grade in English) and has not at­tended school since then YES
has completed or is in the process of completing English Language Arts through ADULT EDUCATION (French or English) YES
is graduating or has graduated from a HIGH SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF QUÉBEC YES
is transferring from another CEGEP or is re-applying to John Abbott and has not completed the English 603-101-MQ YES

You need to write the test only if you answered “YES” above.

If a student is not required to write the English placement test (answered “NO” above), the student will be registered for English 603-101-MQ.

PLACEMENT TESTING WILL BE ONLINE: Further details will be sent to students via Omnivox (MIO) after your acceptance.

FRENCH PLACEMENT

Details to come


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
  1. Access to a computer
  2. Internet connection
  3. Active Office 365 account (see activation instructions below)

ACTIVITING YOUR OFFICE 365 ACCOUNT

  1. Browse to office.com
  2. Click on the Sign In button
  3. Enter your Student ID followed by @johnabbottcollege.net
    Example: 9876541@johnabbottcollege.net
  4. You will now be taken to the John Abbott College sign-in page
  5. Your password will be your Student ID number
  6. Click on the Sign In button
  7. You will be prompted to update your password
    a. Enter your old password – Your Student ID number
    b. Enter a new password – The longer the better or you can make it the same as you OMNIVOX password
  8. Enter your new password
  9. You are now connected to Office 365
  10. **The password your just created is the one you will use to log on to a computer or access the WiFi while at John Abbott College**
  11. Your OMNIVOX password has not changed

When and where will you find your results

Test results will be available on you JAC Portal – OMNIVOX, under “Information Intended for You”, approximately 2 weeks after you write the test. The letter will identify the course number you should register for based on your result.

In addition, you will receive an automated telephone message advising you to access your placement results on your JAC Portal – OMNIVOX services.

Questions about the English and French Placement Testing?

Call: 514-457-6610 ext.5358

Email: admissions@johnabbott.qc.ca

MIO: Admissions Office


English Placement Levels

English 603-101-MQ — Introduction to College English: Literature
(This is a credit course)

This course is intended to teach students how to develop and improve the critical abilities needed for reading and writing at the college level.

English 603-101-CL — Introduction to College English: Composition and Literature
By Placement
(This is a credit course)

This course is intended for students who must develop and improve the critical abilities needed for reading and writing at the college level.

English 603-003-AB — Preparation for College English
Mise-a-niveau
By Placement
(This is a non-credit course that does not count toward your diploma)

This course is intended for students whose English skills, as determined by the placement test, need further development before they can enter the regular English program.

 

French Placement Levels


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