English Language Facility

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At U of T Scarborough, we consider your admission based on academic qualifications along with evidence of English language proficiency. You need to provide evidence of your proficiency if:

  1. Your first language is not English, OR
  2. You have not satisfactorily completed at least four years of full-time study in an English language school system (an English language school system is one that is located in a country where the dominant language is English, and where all instruction is in English, except for language courses).

Proof of English proficiency is a requirement and admission decisions cannot be made until an acceptable score has been reported. If you are in doubt about whether you meet our language requirements, please contact our office at +1 (416) 287-7529.
Proof of English facility is demonstrated by achieving acceptable scores in one of the following six options:

Name Minimum Score(s)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Internet Based Test:
Overall 100 + 22 on Writing
Paper Based Test:
Overall 600 + 5.0 on TWE
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
English Language Diagnosis
Assessment/Certificate of Proficiency in English (ELDA/COPE)
Overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of Reading and Listening.
Academic English Course completed at the School of Continuing Studies, U of T
The minimum requirement is a grade of “B” at the 60/Advanced level.
International Foundation Program at U of T
Successful completion of the program.
Green Path Program at U of T Scarborough Successful completion of the program.

For more information about these tests, more options, and how to submit your test scores, please visit the English Language Requirements page on future.utoronto.ca.