Language Requirements

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is four years of satisfactory full-time study in an English-language school system in a country where English is the dominant language. If an English facility test is required, you will be exempt from also having to include a 4U English (ENG4U/EAE4U) in your admission average, provided that six other acceptable 4U credits are presented.

If your score is in the discretionary test score ranges listed below, but you are otherwise well qualified for admission, the university will automatically consider other academic evidence of English proficiency (for example, results in English courses) and will advise you as to whether or not the English facility requirements were satisfied. Letters of reference will not be used for this purpose.

If French is your first language and you achieved satisfactory academic progress in at least four years of full-time study in Canada, you are not required to provide proof of English facility.

Find full UTM English facility requirements, as well as many other acceptable tests/qualifications.

U of T Mississauga offers the Academic Culture and English (ACE) program to students who have been admitted to the U of T Mississauga but who require additional English language skills training. Completing the extra-cost ACE@UTM may be a condition of an offer of admission. The program is led by instructors from the renowned University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. ACE@UTM is specifically designed to target the development of communication, research and study skills. The skills acquired will lead you toward greater success in your studies. Summer and fall-winter sessions are offered (subject to change).

The University of Toronto Mississauga is also an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) testing centre.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score

100 total iBT with 22 on Writing (discretionary range 89-99, provided at least 19 on Writing is obtained)

250 total CBT with 5.0 on Essay (discretionary range 230–247, provided at least 4.5 on Essay is obtained)

600 total PBT with 5.0 on TWE (discretionary range 573–597, provided at least 4.5 on TWE is obtained)

Minimum MELAB Score 85 overall with no part score below 80 (discretionary range, at least 80, provided no part score is below 80)
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 overall with no band below 6.0
Minimum CAEL Score 70 overall with no part below 60
Other Test Scores

Minimum CanTEST Score: 4.5 average with no part below 4.

Minimum ELDA/COPE Score: 86 overall with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of Reading and Listening (discretionary range 80–85 with 28–31 in Writing and 18–21 in each of Reading and Listening).

Scoring system prior to January 2009: 5 overall with 2 on Writing and l or 2 on Reading and Listening.

Last Test Date

2017-Apr-01 - Results must be received by April 1.