Admission Criteria for Academic English

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Admission to the Academic English program is selective. We choose applicants who are highly qualified academically, but need to satisfy the English facility admission requirement. If you are eligible for this program, you will receive a conditional offer of admission to the University of Toronto Scarborough and an invitation to register for Academic English. Only students who receive a conditional offer will be able to register.

Admission criteria:

  • Must meet the admission criteria for the academic program to which you have applied.
  • Must submit English Proficiency Test scores.

Minimum test score requirements:

Language Proficiency Test Academic English at U of T Scarborough conditional offer eligibility Regular U of T English requirement
(25 in writing)
(32 in writing, 22 in each of reading and listening)
Duolingo 105 (no subscore below 80) 120 (no subscore below 100)
IB English B HL Predicted/Final 5 Not applicable
(minimum 5.5 writing, no band below 5.0)
(no band below 6.0)
IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level English/English Language/English as a 2nd Language C B (6 in reformed qualification)
Pearson Test of English 55
(no part below 50)
(no part below 60)
TELC B result for students coming from Taiwan Not applicable
TOEFL – iBT 80
(no score below 17)
(22+ in each of speaking and writing)

Students with scores outside of these ranges or with other English language preparation may be considered on a case-by-case basis.