Mature Student Assessments

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for programs at the college may be eligible for mature student assessments.

    Upon completing the assessments, applicants will have only met the admission requirements, they are still required to apply to the program through


    In order to be eligible to write the mature student assessments, students must:

    • Be 19 years of age or older
    • Not possess an OSSD or equivalent (usually)
    • Be out of school for at least one year

    Other unusual circumstances should be discussed with a counsellor (ex. unrecoverable transcripts, high school English course not acceptable for college entry, etc.)

    Types of Assessments

    Lambton College uses the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) for mature student assessments.

    Two types of assessments are used:

    1. English - deals with everyday knowledge of the English language and shouldn't require studying.
    2. Math - covers number operations and problem solving and it is recommended students refresh basic math skills prior to taking the assessment. Practice math examples are available in the counselling office.

    Both assessments are multiple choice.

    Lambton College offers no mature student assessments for science. If an equivalency is required, students will have to obtain a science credit through the high school system, academic upgrading or an appropriate pre-program.

    Be sure to review the specific program requirements for the programs you are interested in applying to before scheduling your assessment. This will ensure the right assessment is available for your program(s) of interest.

    Set up an Assessment

    Assessments can be booked by contacting the Counselling office:

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