Language Requirements

General Requirements

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements for an English facility test is four years of satisfactory full-time study in an English-language school system in a country where the dominant language is English. 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.

Get full English facility requirements, as well as other acceptable tests/qualifications.

Discretionary Range

If you score in the discretionary test score ranges listed below, but are otherwise well qualified for admission, we 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.

French as a First Language

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.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score

100 total iBT with 22 on Writing (discretionary range 89–99, provided at least 19 on Writing 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 80–84, 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).

Results must be received by April 1.