Information for Day of Test

You will receive an email one week before the test with information about where to go and what to bring.  It is your responsibility to contact us if you do not receive the email.  Please check your “junk”, “spam” or “bulk” email folders.

Test Day Schedule

8:00 – Candidates arrive at Registration area.

During the check-in process, we will take your photo and scan your finger.  These security measures are requirements of IELTS  and must be done prior to taking the test. Information about your Photo and Finger Scan

8:45 – Candidates arriving after this time will not be permitted to sit the test. No late-comers are allowed into the test room once the test has begun and there is no refund given.

9:00 – The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test begin and will finish at approximately 12:15

13:00-18:00 – Speaking tests will be scheduled at 20-minute intervals on the day of the test.  You will be notified of your time slot and the location on your speaking test on test day. 
(** In rare cases, it may be necessary to schedule Speaking tests 7 days before or after the Test Day.  You will be notified by phone or email if this should happen.)

What to bring:

  • Your valid identification:Passport or Permanent Resident Card (You MUST have the identification you used when registering in hand to sit the exam.  If you come without your passport/PRC, you will not be permitted to sit any component of the exam and there will be no refund.)
  • Two sharpened pencils, an eraser
  • Optional: water in a clear bottle (with label peeled off)

Please note: No cell phones are permitted in the test room. If you bring a cell phone or other electronics into the test room, you will be immediately disqualified and asked to leave the test.  No refund will be given.  There will be a safe place to secure your belongings while you write the test, but Algonquin College is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please leave all valuables at home.