English Language Proficiency Requirements

Demonstrate one of the following:

Option 1

Complete courses or assessments that demonstrate minimum proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

TOEFL iBT – TOEFL Internet-based test

  • Overall 80 with minimum 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking

Visit the TOEFL website

IELTS Academic – International English language testing system

  • Direct entry academic program requirements: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
  • Conditional admit requirements: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • English Language Program pathway: Less than 6.0 overall

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CAEL-CE – Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test

  • Computer Edition (CE) score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)

Visit the CAEL CE website

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)

  • PTE Academic –  Academic overall 56

Visit the PTE Academic website


Additional Tests:

College of the Rockies is recognizing the following tests for the Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 semesters.

Duolingo

  • Minimum 110

Visit the Duolingo website

IELTS Indicator

  • Minimum score 6.0 Overall (6.5 Overall for PDDB), with no band below 6.0

Visit the IELTS Indicator website

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China

  • Minimum score 80 overall, with minimum 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking

Visit the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition website

or


Option 2

  • An English 12 course or equivalent (English Studies 12, English First Peoples, ENGL 090, ENGL 091, or COMC 100) at the grade needed for your program and four years of full-time instruction in a country where English is the primary language.
  • Four consecutive years of recognized instruction at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending the College. Applicants will need to submit a transcript as soon as possible to the Admissions Office. or
  • Successful completion of 6 credits of post-secondary first-year English studies for which the College grants transfer credit.

Countries that Satisfy English Proficiency:

American SamoaAnguillaAntigua and Barbuda
AustraliaBahamasBarbados
BelizeBermudaBotswana
CanadaCayman IslandsDominica
EnglandFalkland IslandsFiji
GhanaGibralterGrenada
GuamGuyanaIreland (Republic of Eire)
JamaicaKenyaMalta
MauritiusMontserratNew Zealand
NigeriaNorthern IrelandScotland
SeychellesSingaporeSouth Africa
St. HelenaSt. Kitts and NevisSt. Lucia
St. Vincent & the GrenadinesTanzaniaTrinidad and Tobago
Turks and CaicosUgandaUSA
Virgin Islands (British)Virgin Islands (US)Wales
ZambiaZimbabwe 

or


Option 3

  • A high school academic English course: BC English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples, ENGL 090, ENGL 091, or COMC 100 at the grade needed for your program and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country.

If you completed instruction in Canada:

  • A minimum final grade of 65% in BC English 12 (not including an English as a Second Language course) or equivalent from an approved school or country where English is the principal language; or
  • Three consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English in Canada. Such education must be the completion of BC Grade 12 level or equivalent, and can be a combination of secondary and post-secondary education; or
  • Four consecutive years of recognized full-time instruction in a school/institution in Canada in which the primary language of instruction is not English, but where the level of English proficiency required is equivalent to that in English-language schools or institutions in Canada. Such education must be the completion of BC Grade 12 level or equivalent, and can be in a combination of secondary and post-secondary education.