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University of Calgary Calendar 2014-2015 Undergraduate Admissions A.17 English Language Proficiency
A.17 English Language Proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency for purposes of admission in one of the following ways:

(a) Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study (not less than three courses per semester) at an English secondary or post-secondary institution in an English-speaking country which the University of Calgary recognizes as English language proficiency exempt; or

(b) Graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited university in a country which the University of Calgary recognizes as English language proficiency exempt; or

(c) A mark of 75 per cent or better on the Alberta English Language Arts 30-1 diploma examination (not the blended grade) OR a mark of 80 per cent or equivalent letter grade or better in Alberta English Language Arts 30-1 (blended mark) or equivalent course from other Canadian provinces.

(d) Attendance for a minimum of three years at a school that is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), including completion of a senior non-ESL English course (Alberta 30 level or equivalent).

(e) Attendance at a school for a minimum of three years that is provincially authorized to offer a full Canadian curriculum, including completion of a senior non-ESL English course (Alberta 30 level or equivalent).

(f) Successful completion of a University of Calgary English course, comparative literature course, or university transferable equivalent with a final grade of "B-" or better.

Applicants may also satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirements by presenting one of the following:

Nursing

Bachelor of Education

All other Undergraduate programs3

University of Calgary English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

Successful completion of Tier 3 courses with a minimum grade of "B" in each of EAPP 190, 193, and 197. Applicants must also present an additional speaking test.1

Successful completion of Tier 3 courses with a minimum grade of "B" in each of EAPP 190, 193, and 197. Applicants must also present an additional speaking test.1

Successful completion of Tier 3 courses

Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Overall score of 92 with a minimum score of 23 in each component

Overall score of 100 with a minimum score of 27 in the Speaking component

83

Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

N/A

N/A

5602

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) examination

Overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 3+ (3 plus) on the Speaking Test

Overall score of 92 with a minimum of 4- (4 minus) on the Speaking Test

85

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)

N/A

N/A

70

International English Language Test System (IELTS)

Minimum overall band average of 7.0 with no band average below 7.0

Minimum overall band average of 8.0 with no band below 7.0

6.5

Pearson Test of English (Academic) 641 701 591

1 In addition to the requirements indicated above, applicants to the Faculty of Nursing and the Werklund School of Education must also present one of the following in order to satisfy the Spoken English requirement:

Nursing

Education

Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Speaking component

Minimum score of 23 on Speaking component

Minimum score of 27 in Speaking component

MELAB Speaking Test

3+ (3 plus)

4- (4 minus)

2 A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a minimum score of 5.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE) is also acceptable for undergraduate programs excluding the Faculty of Nursing and the Werklund School of Education.

3 Applicants to the Faculties of Environmental Design, Graduate Studies, Law, Medicine (excluding applicants to the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation or Bachelor of Health Sciences) or Veterinary Medicine should check English Language Proficiency requirements directly with those faculties.

Please note: Applicants must satisfy two separate and distinct English Language requirements for admission to the University of Calgary:

1. The English subject acceptable in lieu of Alberta English Language Arts 30-1

AND

2. The English Language Proficiency requirement

Note: Students with disabilities should contact the University of Calgary Student Accessibility Services for information regarding alternative methods of evaluating the English proficiency of individuals who cannot take tests under standard conditions.

No student will be admitted unless this requirement has first been satisfied.

Please refer to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program section for details of this program.

For information on how to register for the TOEFL examination, please refer to their website at http://www.ets.org/. When requesting official test results to be forwarded to the University of Calgary, please indicate institution code 0813 and department code 00.

The IELTS is administered by the British Council offices outside Canada and the United States. For further information about the test, please refer to their website at http://www.ielts.org/.

Information on the CAEL may be obtained from their website at http://www.cael.ca/.

Information on MELAB may be obtained at: http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/.

Information on the Pearson Test of English (Academic) may be found at: http://pearsonpte.com/PTEAcademic/Pages/home.aspx.