Are you missing a grade 12 English requirement?

If you are ineligible for a program because you are missing an English requirement, the English Equivalency Assessment may be for you. Although achieving a passing grade on this assessment will not provide you with an English credit, it can help you gain admission to an open program at Fanshawe College. We offer the English Equivalency Assessment for the following high school course:

  • 12C College Preparation English (ENG4C).

You will write an essay in response to a short reading (called a prompt). The essay will be handwritten. You will have 50 minutes to read the prompt and write the essay. 

How It Works

  1. Book your assessment by email or call 519-452-4442
  2. When you have completed your supervised English Equivalency Assessment, your results will be sent to Admissions, and you will be contacted regarding your next steps.


The last date to take the English Equivalency Assessment is:

August 1 for the Fall term

December 1 for the Winter term

April 1 for the Summer term

Frequently Asked Questions

If I live near a regional campus, can I write the Assessment there?

Yes, please call the appropriate office for an appointment.

How long is the English Equivalency Assessment?

You will have 50 minutes to complete the supervised English Equivalency Assessment in the Test Centre.

What is the format of the English Equivalency Assessment?

The assessment is handwritten and completed in person at one of our campuses.

How many attempts do I get on the English Equivalency Assessment?

You will get only one attempt.

What should I bring with me to write the test?

  • Valid, government-issued photo identification.
  • Blue or black-ink pen.

What if I require accommodations to write the English Equivalency Assessment?

If you have an identified disability, accommodations can be arranged when you book your English Equivalency Assessment.