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:

For student in English Québec High School, the tables in the English Placement and French Placement sections below may be inaccurate because of how grades have been issued during the pandemic.

The Admissions office will contact all students by MIO (Message in Omnivox) to advise whether or not the placement testing is required.

Placement testing will be online and will take place late May. Exact dates to be confirmed shortly.

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 an ENGLISH QUÉBEC HIGH SCHOOL and my Secondary IV (Grade 10) English Language Arts grade on your Ministère de l’Éduca­tion Relevé des apprentissages was 80% or higher (course code 632-406 or 630-416)NO
has completed or has in progress English (mother tongue) 603-101-MQ at the CEGEP levelNO
is attending or has graduated from a FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL in QuébecYES
is attending or has graduated from an ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL LESS THAN 2 YEARS AGO AND your Secondary IV (Grade 10) English provincial final grade was 79% OR LESS. (Look at your grade in English Language Arts 632-406 or 630-416 on your Ministère de l’Éducation Relevé des apprentissages)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 thenYES
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 QUÉBECYES
is transferring from another CEGEP or is re-applying to John Abbott AND has not completed the English 603-101-MQYES

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

Do I have to write the French placement test?

I am a student who:
is graduating from a high school in Québec this yearNO
graduated this year or less than 3 years ago from a Québec French high school (youth or adult education)NO
graduated from a Québec English high school (youth or adult education) less than 3 years agoNO
has completed or has in progress one French (second language) course at the CEGEP levelNO
is attending or has graduated from a HIGH SCHOOL OUTSIDE of Québec. Exception: students who studied in French, please contact AdmissionsYES
has graduated from a high school in Québec MORE THAN 3 YEARS AGO and have NEVER taken a CEGEP LEVEL French courseYES
has no knowledge of French***
***please contact the Admissions Office by MIO

If a student is not required to write the French placement test (answered “NO” above), the student will be  placed in a French level based on the student’s Quebec Secondary V final French grade according to the chart below or according to the level of the French course completed or in progress at the CEGEP level:

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE NUMBERGRADELEVELJAC FRENCH COURSE
132-406 or 128-456

(Français language maternelle)

60 and over4602-102-MQ

602-103-MQ

634-404 or 635-406

(French second language)

60-65

66-74

75-81

82-94

95-100

MN

1

2

3

4

602-009-AB

602-100-MQ

602-101-MQ

602-102-MQ

602-103-MQ

NOTE: Students who have passed both Français language maternelle (132-506 or 128-556) and French as a second language (634-504 or 635-506) will be placed according to their grade in the French as a second language course.

ADULT EDUCATIONGRADELEVELJAC FRENCH COURSE
Français language maternelleBelow 75%

75 and over

3

4

602-102-MQ

602-103-MQ

French second language60-65

66-74

75-81

82-94

95-100

MN

1

2

3

4

602-009-AB

602-100-MQ

602-101-MQ

602-102-MQ

602-103-MQ

 

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


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

French 602-100-MQ Level 1 

French 602-101-MQ Level 2 

French 602-102-MQ Level 3

French 602-103-MQ Level 4

These credited courses work on developing equally the four basic language skills so students can communicate in French with a basic degree of facility. Students are placed in Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 based on their Placement Test results or their high school grade.

Mise à Niveau– Preparatory courses :

602-011-AB / 602-005-AB Introduction to French
(These are non-credit courses that do not count towards your diploma)

These 90-hour courses are intended for students who, based on their placement test results, do not have a college-level proficiency in French and who have completed their high school studies outside of Quebec.

602-008-RE / 602-009-RE French Upgrading
(These are non-credit courses that do not count towards your diploma)

These 60-hour courses, intended for students who have completed Français language seconde de la 5e secondaire, are in preparation for Level 1 French.


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