If English is not your first language (i.e., is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.
You may qualify for an exemption from the English-language requirement if one of the following applies to you:
- You have completed/are completing 4 or more years of full-time academic study in a recognized Canadian school (in Canada) that teaches in English.
- You have completed/are completing 4 or more years of full-time academic study in an English-language school located in a country where the dominant language is English.
- Your first language is French and you have completed 4 or more years of full-time academic study at a Canadian school.
All applicants, including those who must present proof of English facility, are required to present a senior-level English course (equivalent to Ontario ENG4U/EAE4U) for admission to all undergraduate programs. The English course result will be considered in the admissions process and calculated as part of an applicant’s admission average.
Read more about English facility requirements and other acceptable tests/qualifications.
If your test result falls into the following discretionary ranges, it will be reviewed automatically. You will be notified if your discretionary range score satisfies the English-language requirement. As we cannot guarantee that the score will be accepted, it is recommended that you arrange to take another test if the official results cannot be submitted to us by the appropriate document deadline.
French as a First Language
If French is your first language and you achieved satisfactory academic progress in at least 4 years of full-time study in Canada, you are not required to provide proof of English facility.