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English Language Requirements

You will be required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not your first language and you have studied less than four years in an English language school (minimum high school level). You must submit the required scores in one of the tests in the chart below. Test results dated more than two years prior to your application will not be considered. Proof of English proficiency must be provided with your required documents, when applicable.

English Language Requirements
Test Minimum Required Score
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Minimum overall band score of 70.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Minimum overall score of 85, including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Internet based minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21. Computer based minimum score of 250. Paper based minimum score of 600. Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 5. Institutional code is 0892.

Successful completion of the University of Guelph's Open Learning and Education Support advanced level of the English Language Certificate Program is considered an acceptable form of testing for English proficiency.