English-Language Proficiency Requirements
When you become a Western student, we want you to be successful. Part of that means making sure your English skills are strong enough so you can understand and enjoy your courses at Western.
If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of your proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading English. Typically, this is done through an official test or English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
We reserve the right to ask anybody to provide proof of English language proficiency. If we need it from you, it will be on your To Do List on Student Center after you apply. Some students may be able to request an exemption or waiver.
Note: English-language proficiency requirements for admission to Undergraduate Nursing programs are different than the requirements for other programs at Western. For more information, visit the Nursing website.
|Minimum TOEFL Score||83 Internet-Based Test (iBT), with no score below 20
Western's TOEFL Institution Code: 0984
|Minimum IELTS Score||A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no part less than 6.0|
|Minimum CAEL Score||A minimum overall score of 60, with no part less than 60|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||A minimum overall score of 58, with no score less than 56|
|Other Test Scores||Other Acceptable English-Language Programs:
Western English Language Centre at Western University - Level Required: High Advanced Level.
Duolingo - Level Required: A minimum of 115 overall and a minimum of 100 for each subscore.
Latest test date is mid-March. Results must be received by April 16.