English Language Requirements

Are you required to present proof of English facility?

The following will help you to learn whether, in addition to meeting the admission requirements for the undergraduate program you wish to enter, you will be required to present proof of English facility for admission consideration.

What is your first language? "First language" means the language you learned in your home as a child.

If your first language is English: You are not required to provide proof of English facility. Instead, you must include Grade 12 English ENG4U/EAE4U (or an equivalent course) among the courses you offer for admission.

If your first Language is French: How many years have you studied in an English language school system in a Canadian School?

• If you have successfully completed four or more years of full-time study achieving satisfactory academic progress in a Canadian school, you are not required to provide proof of English facility. Instead, you must include Grade 12 English ENG4U/EAE4U (or an equivalent course) among the courses you offer for admission. Also, you must provide transcripts showing your studies completed in Canada.

• If you have less than four years of full-time study in a Canadian school, you must present proof of English facility.

If your first language is other than English or French: How many years have you studied in an English language school system in a country where the dominant language is English?

• If you have successfully completed four years or more in a country where the dominant language is English, you are not required to provide proof of English facility. Instead, you must include Grade 12 English ENG4U/EAE4U (or an equivalent course) among the courses you offer for admission. Also, you must provide transcripts showing your studies.

• If you have less than four years in a country where the dominant language is English, you must present proof of English facility.

If you are uncertain whether or not you are required to take an English facility test, contact Enrolment Services for more information.

We accept only official test scores sent directly to Enrolment Services by the testing agency. We recommend that you request that your result be sent to us as soon as it is available. You will not be penalized for an unacceptable result if we receive an acceptable result on a later test.

Ensure that you register for a test using the same first (given), surname (last/family name), date of birth, and gender as on your application for admission. We will not be able to match your results to your application if the information differs.

For verification purposes, the University reserves the right to share English facility test results sent in support of your application for admission with other English facility test provider(s) who have submitted results to Enrolment Services on your behalf.

Tests/Qualifications and scores that are acceptable proof of English facility:
Results in Grade 12 ENG4U/EAE4U, or any English course, other than those listed below, are NOT acceptable proof of English facility in lieu of one of these tests/qualifications.

A complete list of University of Toronto English language programs that can lead to acceptable proof of English language facility can be found at http://discover.utoronto.ca/international/english-language-programs.

English Course Requirements
Normally, a senior level English course (equivalent to Ontario ENG4U/EAE4U) is required for admission to all undergraduate programs. However, if you are required to present proof of English facility based on the above criteria, you are exempted from this requirement and you may present a different academic Grade 12 course in place of English. You must still present the total number of credits as required for your province or territory and satisfy the graduation requirements.

We do, however, strongly encourage you to include English in your preparation for university. If you are required to present proof of English facility, yet you complete Grade 12 English as an extra credit, we would include your English mark in the admission average only if this improves your average.



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