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Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand instructors and the technical language used in their subject area. The following is a list of English proficiency assessments recognized for admission to our programs. Test results must be dated within the past two years. 

If you’re applying through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program, please note the following test scores:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System Academic): 6.0 overall band score, with no band lower than 6.0
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test): Minimum overall score of 60
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): Minimum overall score of 60
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT): Minimum overall score of 83

For programs listing a higher test requirement, the higher score will be required for admissions. Priority for admission will be given to those who meet SDS requirements. Review the list of eligible SDS countries on the SDS website. Please note, only IELTS is eligible if the application was received prior to August 10, 2023. Only in-person format to be accepted for the SDS.

English Language Test

St. Lawrence College Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma programs

St. Lawrence College Fast-Track, Graduate Certificate, and Degree programs

Laurentian University Collaborative Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic

Overall 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

6.5 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) or Home Edition

78

83

88

TOEFL Computer-based Test

213

220

230

TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT)

N/A

N/A

570

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL. In-person or Online)



Overall 60

Overall 60

Overall 70 with no part below 60

EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency)

Note: Students from India are not eligible to submit the results of this test as proof of English proficiency.

Pre-1

Pre-1

Not accepted

The Michigan English Test

Note: Students from India are not eligible to submit the results of this test as proof of English proficiency.

Overall 58 with no individual score below 56

 

ECCE/ECPE 650 or higher

Overall 62 with no individual score below 60

 

ECCE/ECPE 650 or higher

80

Pearson Test of English -Academic (Online & In-person) 

60

63

63

Cambridge English Proficiency

Note: Students from India are not eligible to submit the results of this test as proof of English proficiency.

173

180

180

Duolingo (Temporarily accepted)

Note: Students from India are not eligible to submit Duolingo results as proof of English proficiency.

* Students have to send their Duolingo results directly to SLC through their Duolingo online portal

Overall 110 with no sub score less than 85

Overall 120 with no sub score less than 95

Not Applicable

Integrated English On-Campus Program (ESL)

 

If you do not meet the proof of English proficiency requirements, we offer English upgrading with an academic focus. Please click the link for more information about our IEOC program.

English Pathway Partners

English Language Partner Institutions

Requirement for entering St. Lawrence College Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs

Requirement for entering St. Lawrence College Fast-Track, Graduate Certificate and Degree programs

 

(Please inquire for Laurentian University Collaborative programs partner institutions)

Queen’s University School of English

Advanced Level Certificate or higher

Advanced Level Certificate or higher

Canadian College of English Language

Certificate and Diploma:

Level 140 with a minimum grade of 60%

 

Advanced Diploma:

 Level 145 with a minimum grade of 60%

Level 145 with a minimum grade of 60%

Canadian Language Learning College

University Pathway Program Level 7 with a minimum grade of 75%

University Pathway Program Level 8 with a minimum grade of 80%

Centre for English Studies

Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum overall grade of 75%

Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 80%

EC English Language Centres Canada

Successful completion

Pre-Advanced with an overall grade of 70%

Successful completion of Advanced with an overall grade of 70%

East Coast Language College (Oxford Int.)

Successful completion of the University College Transfer Program 400 with a minimum grade of 75%

Successful completion of the University & College Pathway Program 500 with a minimum grade of 75%

English School of Canada (ESC)

Successful completion of the University College Transfer Program (UCTP) with an overall grade of 70%

Successful completion of the University College Transfer Program (UCTP) with an overall grade of 80%

Halifax Language Institute of Canada

University bridging program with a minimum grade of 75% 

University bridging program with a minimum grade of 75%

Hansa Language Centre

Successful completion of EAP: Level 9 with an overall grade of 80% or higher

Successful completion of EAP: Level 10 with an overall grade of 80% or higher

Heartland International English School

Successful completion of Advanced 1 (Level 4) with an overall grade of 80%

Successful completion of Advanced 2 (level 5) with an overall grade of 80%

ILSC Canada

(Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal)

Successful completion of the Academic Level: A1 with a minimum grade of B

Successful completion of the Academic Level: A2 with a minimum grade of B

International Centre for English Academic Preparation (Toronto)

Successful completion of the Bridge Program/Level 7 with a minimum overall grade of 60% and no skill below 55%

Successful completion of the Bridge Program/Level 7 with a minimum grade of 70% and no skill below 65%

International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program 3.2

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program 3.3

The Language Gallery of Canada

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program Level 5 with a minimum grade of 80%

Successful completion of the University Pathway Program Level 6 with a minimum grade of 80%

Language Studies International

Successful completion of Level 4: Upper-Intermediate with a minimum grade of 80%

Successful completion of Level 5: Advanced with a minimum grade of 80%

Quest

Level 8 or 9 with a minimum grade of 75% on the Academic Pathway Exit Test

Level 8 or 9 with a minimum grade of 80% on the Academic Pathway Exit Test

Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies

English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 70% overall and a final exam score of 6.5 

English for Academic Purposes program with a minimum grade of 75% overall and a final exam score of 6.5 

Sprott Shaw Language Centre

English for Post-Secondary Education with a minimum grade of 80% in course work and 65% in final exit test

English for Post-Secondary Education with a minimum grade of 80% in course work and 65% in final exit test

Stafford House Toronto

Successful completion of the Academic College Prep Program: Level 6 with an overall grade of 80%

Successful completion of the Academic College Prep Program: Level 7 with an overall grade of 80%

Tamwood International College

Successful completion of EAP Level 194 with an overall grade of 70%

Successful completion of EAP Level 194 with an overall grade of 80%

Upper Madison College

English for Academic Purposes Level 15 with a minimum grade of 70%

English for Academic Purposes Level 15 with a minimum grade of 70%