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Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand instructors and the technical language used in their subject area. Following is a list of English proficiency assessments recognized for admission to our programs. Test results must be dated within the past two years. 

English Language Test

St. Lawrence College Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs

St. Lawrence College Fast-Track, Graduate Certificate and Degree programs

Laurentian University Collaborative Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)-Academic

Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

 

(SDS requires an overall 6.0, with no band less than 6.0)

Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

6.5 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) or Home Edition

78

83

88

TOEFL Computer-based Test

213

220

230

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)

Overall 60

Overall 60

Overall 70 with no part below 60

EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency)

Pre-1

Pre-1

Not accepted

The Michigan English Test

Overall 58 with no individual score below 56

 

ECCE/ECPE 650 or higher

Overall 62 with no individual score below 60

 

ECCE/ECPE 650 or higher

Not accepted

PTE Academic (Pearson Test English)

55

60

60

Cambridge English Proficiency

173

180

180

St. Lawrence College English Proficiency Admissions Test (EPAT)

Test taker must reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.0/Cambridge English 173

Test taker must reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5/Cambridge English 180

Test taker must reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5/Cambridge English 180

Duolingo (Temporarily accepted)

105

115

Not Applicable

English Pathway Partners

English Language Partner Institutions

Requirement for entering St. Lawrence College Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs

Requirement for entering St. Lawrence College Fast-Track, Graduate Certificate and Degree programs

 

(Please inquire for Laurentian University Collaborative programs partner institutions)

Queen’s University School of English

Advanced Level Certificate or higher

Advanced Level Certificate or higher

Canadian College of English Language

Certificate and Diploma:

Level 140 with a minimum grade of 60%

 

Advanced Diploma:

 Level 145 with a minimum grade of 60%

Level 145 with a minimum grade of 60%

Canadian Language Learning College

University Pathway Program Level 7 with a minimum grade of 75%

University Pathway Program Level 8 with a minimum grade of 80%

Centre for English Studies

Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum overall grade of 75%

Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 80%

EC English Language Centres Canada

Successful completion

Pre-Advanced with an overall grade of 70%

Successful completion of Advanced with an overall grade of 70%

East Coast School of Languages

University College Pathway 400 with a minimum grade of 70%

University College Pathway 500 with a minimum grade of 70%

English School of Canada (ESC)

Successfully complete all modules of the University College Transfer Program with a minimum grade of 75%

Successfully complete all modules of the University College Transfer Program with a minimum grade of 80%

Halifax Language Institute of Canada

English for Academic Purposes Level 6 with a minimum grade of 75%

English for Academic Purposes Level 6 with a minimum grade of 85%

Hansa Language Centre

Successful completion of EAP: Level 9 with an overall grade of 80% or higher

Successful completion of EAP: Level 10 with an overall grade of 80% or higher

Heartland International English School

Successful completion of Advanced 1 (Level 4) with an overall grade of 80%

Successful completion of Advanced 2 (level 5) with an overall grade of 80%

ILSC Canada

(Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal)

Successful completion of the Academic Level: A1 with a minimum grade of B

Successful completion of the Academic Level: A2 with a minimum grade of B

International Centre for English Academic Preparation (Toronto)

Successful completion of the Bridge Program/Level 7 with a minimum overall grade of 60% and no skill below 55%

Successful completion of the Bridge Program/Level 7 with a minimum grade of 70% and no skill below 65%

International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program 3.2

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program 3.2

Language Gallery

Successful completion of Level 5 Pre-Academic with a minimum grade of 80%

Successful completion of Level 6 Academic with a minimum grade of 80%

Language Studies International

Successful completion of Level 4: Upper-Intermediate with a minimum grade of 80%

Successful completion of Level 5: Advanced with a minimum grade of 80%

Quest

Level 8 or 9 with a minimum grade of 75% on the Academic Pathway Exit Test

Level 8 or 9 with a minimum grade of 80% on the Academic Pathway Exit Test

Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies

English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 70% overall and a final exam score of 6.0

English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 80% overall and a final exam score of 6.0

Sprott Shaw Language Centre

English for Post-Secondary Education with a minimum grade of 80% in course work and 65% in final exit test

English for Post-Secondary Education with a minimum grade of 80% in course work and 65% in final exit test

Upper Madison College

English for Academic Purposes Level 15 with a minimum grade of 70%

English for Academic Purposes Level 15 with a minimum grade of 70%

Western Town College

University Preparation Program Module 3 with a minimum grade of 75%

University Preparation Program Module 4 with a minimum grade of 75%