School of Nutrition Sciences Admissions Test

Applicants to the Nutrition Sciences Option of the Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences program must be able to express themselves in both English and French. In order to assess these language skills, French and/or English tests may be required. The cost for the online language test is $100 per language evaluated.

Applicants who need to take a language proficiency test will be contacted by the Admissions office.

Description of the Test

This online test is composed of two sections:

  1. Written Expression: you will type a written response to a topic.
  2. Spoken Expression: you will record spoken responses to a variety of questions.

You must allow 90 minutes to write the test, but you may finish more quickly.

Deadlines

The test will be completed individually by applicants any time between October 1, 2020 to June 18, 2021 *. The test is only offered online. The test is not administered on the University of Ottawa campus.

Applicants will be able to request access to the test as of October 1, 2020. 

Applicants must request access to the test before 4:00 pm on June 14, 2021. Access requests will be processed within two business days.

Applicants must complete all tests by June 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

*Students who started their studies in the 2019 fall semester in the School of Nutrition Sciences will be able to take the test starting August 7, 2020.

Accessing the Test  

To demonstrate English proficiency:

Follow the login steps outlined on the uOLangTest Portal.

  • After you login, confirm that the email address in your profile (silhouette icon  at the top of the page) is active. If you do not use your uOttawa.ca email address, please enter an email address to which you have access.
  • Return to the home page and find Nutrition Sciences Admission Test – English Test in the Available Tests list.
  • When the pop-up appears, click on the payment link. This will open uOttawa’s General Store in a new window.
  • Pay for the test using a credit card. The fee is $100.00.
  • Note: if someone else pays for your test, make sure they type your name in the Details section of the payment form.
  • Close the General Store window.
  • Back in the XpressLab window, click the Request Access button in the pop-up.
  • Wait to receive an email granting access to the test. Please allow up to two business days for your request and payment to be processed.
  • When you have enough time to write the test (90 minutes), log back in.
  • Write the test. You will receive the results by email 3-5 business days after submitting your test.

To demonstrate French proficiency:

Follow the login steps outlined on the uOLangTest Portal.

  • After you login, confirm that the email address in your profile (silhouette icon at the top of the page) is active. If you do not use your uOttawa.ca email address, please enter an email address to which you have access.
  • Return to the home page and find Test d’admission en sciences de la nutrition – Test de français in the Available Tests list.
  • When the pop-up appears, click on the payment link. This will open uOttawa’s General Store in a new window.
  • Pay for the test using a credit card. The fee is $100.00.
  • Note: if someone else pays for your test, make sure they type your name in the Details section of the payment form.
  • Close the General Store window.
  • Back in the XpressLab window, click the Request Access button in the pop-up.
  • Wait to receive an email granting access to the test. Please allow up to two business days for your request and payment to be processed.
  • When you have enough time to write the test (90 minutes), log back in.
  • Write the test. You will receive the results by email 3-5 business days after submitting your test. Your results will automatically be added to your admission file.
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