Pre-Admission Testing (HOAE)
Thank you for applying to the Veterinary Technology program at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus for Fall 2013. We are pleased that you have chosen our campus and wish you well in the admission process!
Pre-admission testing for admission consideration into Ridgetown Campus’s Veterinary Technology program is mandatory. The Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOAE) will cover academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, science and vocational aptitude. Test results are used as part of Ridgetown’s admission selection. Selection for the Veterinary Technology program is based on academic grades (60%); results from the HOAE (30%); the Work Experience Form submission (5%); and any successful prior post-secondary achievement (5%).
Only qualified applicants should write the HOAE test. Please check the Admission Requirements to ensure that you meet (or are in the process of meeting) the program’s admissions requirements. If you are in the process of taking upgrading through sources such as night school / adult education sites; ILC courses (Independent Learning) or other non-high school avenues, please be sure to have proof of enrolment into the course(s) forwarded to the Assistant Registrar’s Office, even if the course is yet to be completed.
ADMISSION TESTING PROCESS
There are three steps in the Admission Testing process. By following each step carefully, you will ensure that you complete your test in time for the results to be included for selection purposes.
- Book Your Test
Testing is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee a space for testing, you must book immediately. You can book your test online here. You will be required to provide the following information at the time you book your test: program; your name; OntarioColleges.ca application number; mailing address; phone number and email address. Once you have completed the reservation process, you will be directed to pay by credit card or send your payment to Ridgetown Campus.
- Pay the Testing Fee
Directions for payment of the testing fee will be provided once you have booked your test online. A non-refundable testing fee must be paid to guarantee your reservation. The testing fee is $50. Payment must be received within five (5) working days of making your reservation. If payment is not received within this time, your reservation will be cancelled. The last date to sign up for testing will be February 13, 2013. The last testing date being held at Ridgetown Campus is Saturday, February 16th.
Ridgetown Campus accepts cheques or money orders (made payable to ‘University of Guelph’) or credit card for payment. Cash is not accepted. The campus will contact you by phone or e-mail if there is any problem with your reservation or payment.
- Test Day
You are to sign in on the testing date at Ridgetown Campus, on the specified date chosen on your online registration form, between 12:00 – 12:30 PM. Please bring your reservation/payment notice with you on that day.
Directions to the Campus are found here or on the reverse side of the enclosed Acknowledgment Letter from the Assistant Registrar
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
If you have an identified special need, testing accommodations may be arranged with appropriate documentation. Call Mrs. Judy O’Brien at 519-674-1500 x63670 for more information.
HOW SCORES WILL BE FORWARDED TO OTHER COLLEGES
PLEASE NOTE: The college where you write your HOAE testing will forward your HOAE test results to OntarioColleges.ca for distribution to the other colleges that you have applied to. You do not need to request to have your scores forwarded. HOAE test results are being accepted by Ridgetown Campus until March 1st.
- Fri Feb 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM (last signup day for this test - Feb 7, 2013)
- Sat Feb 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM (last signup day for this test - Feb 8, 2013)
- Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM (last signup day for this test - Feb 15, 2013)
- Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM (last signup day for this test - Feb 15, 2013)