Language Requirements

General Requirements

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.

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is 4 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 6 other acceptable 4U credits are presented.

Discretionary Range

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 can be submitted to us by the appropriate document deadline.

U of T Scarborough offers Academic English (AE) @ UTSC to students who are admitted to U of T Scarborough and require additional English-language skills training. Completing the extra cost AE@UTSC program in the summer 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. AE@UTSC 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.

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.

Read more about English facility requirements and other acceptable tests/qualifications.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score 100 total iBT with 22 on Writing (discretionary range 89–99, with 22 on Writing)
PBT results will be reviewed on an individual basis
Minimum MELAB Score Note: This test is no longer available (as of June 2018)
85 overall, with no part score below 80
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0
Minimum CAEL Score 70 overall and no part below 60
CANTest 4.5 and no part below 4
Other Test Scores English Language Diagnosis and Assessment/Certificate of Proficiency in English (ELDA/COPE): Total score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of Reading and Listening
Discretionary range: Total score 80 or higher, with 32 in Writing

Last Test Date

2021-Apr-01 - Results must be received by April 1.