Academic English Frequently Asked Questions

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Academic English Frequently Asked Questions

No. Academic English at U of T Scarborough must be completed in the summer. If you cannot attend the summer program, you must submit satisfactory English language test scores by the deadline stated in your offer of admission in order to meet the conditions of your offer of admission.

If we receive your satisfactory test results before the deadline stated in your offer of admission, you may withdraw from Academic English. If we receive the results by July 8, 2022, you will get your full program fee back, minus the $1,500.00 CAD non-refundable deposit. There will be no refund after July 8, 2022.

The University of Toronto will accept the satisfying test score until the end of August. Even if the test scores are received after the deadline stated in your offer of admission, it is strongly advised that you remain in the Academic English program as it is designed to build your language skills in preparation for university study. You will not receive a refund for the program after July 8, 2022. Remaining in the Academic English program that you have already paid for is advantageous. 

More information will be made available about how the Academic English program will be delivered. In the meantime, here is the response for the two possible scenarios.

In-person, on-campus Academic English:
If the Academic English program is offered in-person and on campus but you cannot arrive in Canada in time for Academic English class, your only option is to submit satisfactory English language test scores by the deadline stated in your offer of admission. If you are not sure if you will get your study permit in time, please prepare to take another English language test. Please contact us to let us know that you are having difficulty with your study permit. 

Online Academic English:
If the Academic English program is offered online, then you may still be able to attend remotely without a study permit. Please contact us by e-mailing utsc.academicenglish@utoronto.ca

If you are respectful to your Academic English instructors, attend class and work hard, then you will be selected to take Academic English Level 60 again in the fall.

A grade of B- means that you still need English language support while you take U of T Scarborough degree courses. If you have a grade of B-, you will take Academic English part-time from September 2022 to April 2023. You may enroll in three U of T Scarborough degree courses in the fall term and three degree courses in the winter term.

A grade of C+ or lower indicates that more English language support is needed on a full-time basis. You will take Academic English full-time Monday to Friday from September to December 2022. If you receive a grade of B or higher from this program, you may begin your degree studies in January 2023.