Language Requirements

Students admitted to Brescia University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language and you have not lived or studied in an English environment, you will be required to write 1 of the tests listed below or complete your ESL studies with 1 of Brescia's ESL pathway partners. Students who can demonstrate English proficiency may have the requirements waived.

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is 4 years of full-time study in Canada. If you have a total of 4 years of formal education in a country where English is the primary language and language of instruction, you may be considered for an exemption. A 4U English is also required.

Score Notes
Minimum TOEFL Score A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test with a 5 on the TWE, and 83 on the internet-based tests with no score below 20.
Minimum IELTS Score A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with no part less than 6.0.
Minimum CAEL Score A minimum overall score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.
CANTest A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required with no part less than 4.0.
PTE (Pearson Test of English) A minimum score of 58 with no score less than 56.

Last Test Date

2018-Jan-01 - Scores for any test written before January 1, 2018 may not be accepted.