Proficiency in English
Students attending Laurier must have excellent facility in the English language in order to fully understand and benefit from university instruction presented in English.
Note: Students whose first language is not English
are required, and will be requested, to submit acceptable evidence of
their English proficiency to the Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions Office. This
may be an official transcript satisfactorily demonstrating a minimum of 3 years
in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful
English-Proficiency test score. ESL studies within the three years of
academic study will not be included, as the ESL periods are not
considered when looking at three years of full-time studies in an
English-instructed institution. Applicants must make their own
arrangements to write the test and have the results forwarded directly
to the Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions Office.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The Michigan Test of English
Language Proficiency (MELAB)
The Canadian Academic English Language
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
English for Academic Success (Renison College)
Applicants who have studied successfully in an English instructional education system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years and who can present acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science courses from their senior secondary year may submit a request to be exempted from The English Language Proficiency requirements as stipulated above. Applicants who wish to apply for this exemption must provide the Recruitment & Admissions Office with a letter written by them detailing the reasons for their appeal and include a letter of recommendation from their secondary school principal or school representative. The appropriate admissions committee assesses the request for exemption of this requirement.
Conditional Admission Policy