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Language Proficiency Information

Language Proficiency Information

English Language Proficiency

For those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The current coronavirus outbreak has resulted in widespread English Proficiency test center closures in impacted regions. In response to this, Centennial College will accept Centennial College’s English Skills Assessment to demonstrate English proficiency for students applying to begin their studies in summer or fall semesters 2020.

Applicants may take Centennial College’s English Skills Assessment online.

Learn more about Centennial College’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).


anyone applying to centennial college must demonstrate an acceptable level of english language proficiency in order to be considered for admission. most post-secondary programs require applicants to meet a minimum academic english prerequisite of grade 12 english or an equivalent. mature students who are unable to demonstrate success in grade 12 english may meet proficiency by writing the centennial college language skills assessment test for admission.

post-graduate programs require applicants to successfully complete two consecutive full years of post-secondary education in canada in english or in a school and country where english is the primary language of instruction and communication. satisfactory academic progress must be demonstrated.

applicants to the following programs must complete three consecutive full years of secondary or post-secondary education in canada in english or in a school and country where english is the primary language of instruction and communication:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician*
  • Practical Nursing or Practical Nursing Flex
  • Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion

*the pharmacy technician program is accredited by the canadian council for accreditation of pharmacy programs (ccapp). it is a requirement of accreditation that candidates whose first language is not english meet one of the benchmarks as outlined by .

applicants whose first language is not english may meet english proficiency requirements by taking one of the following english language proficiency tests. the assessment may involve reading, writing, speaking and listening. the minimum score required can differ depending on the program. the minimum scores acceptable are listed below:

Minimum English Proficiency Scores Accepted

English Proficiency Test Certificate and Diploma Programs * Advanced Diploma Programs ** Degree Programs and Other ***
TOEFL 550 Paper-based
80+ minimums of 20 for the Internet-based test
570 Paper-based
84+ minimums of 21 for the Internet-based test
580 Paper-based
88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet based test
MELAB Score of 76 Score of 78 Score of 82
IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0.
CAEL Overall 60 Overall 60, Writing score 60 Overall 70, Writing score 60
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 51+ 58+ 60+
International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) 3.7+ 3.9+ 4.1+
Cambridge English Exams: Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) 167-169 170-179 180+

* With English Level COMM 160/161
** With English Level COMM 170/171
澳门基尼斯人 *** Fast-Track Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma and Ontario Graduate Certificate Programs

Centennial College accepts the to demonstrate English Language Proficiency

Minimum English Proficiency Scores Accepted

Centennial Level Minimum Score
Fast Track, Graduate Certificate and Degree Programs 125+
Certificate, diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs starting at COMM170 115 - 124
Certificate, diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs starting at COMM160 105 - 114

note: some programs may require a successful score in the college language skills assessment in addition to a grade 12 english grade or equivalent for admission consideration.

 

English as a Second Language Partnerships

English Language Institution Location Course
Montreal, QC Level 7 Advanced
Toronto, ON University Pathway Program
Toronto, ON College-University Preparation Course
Toronto, ON Pre-Advanced
Vancouver, BC Pre-Advanced
Toronto, ON English for Academic Purposes Level 112 for graduate certificates; for all other credentials, 109
Vancouver, BC English for Academic Purposes Level 109 or higher
Toronto, ON University-College Transfer Program
Toronto, ON English for Academic Purposes and the Level 10 Exam
Toronto, ON General Bridge Program (Lvl 7)
Toronto, ON UP III’s PW 3.3 for graduate certificates; for all other credentials, PW 3.2
Vancouver, BC UP III’s PW 3.3 for graduate certificates; for all other credentials, PW 3.2
Toronto, ON University Pathway Program (A2 Level)
Vancouver, BC University Pathway Program (A2 Level)
Toronto, ON C1 Advanced Level
Vancouver, BC C1 Advanced Level
Toronto, ON Academic Pathway Certificate Program
    Toronto, ON Advanced English for Academic Purposes for graduate certificates;
for all other credentials,
English for Academic Purposes
Toronto, ON English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE)
Vancouver, BC English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE)
Victoria, BC English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE)
Toronto, ON University and College Pathway
Toronto, ON Academic College Preparation
Toronto, ON UPP Level 6
Toronto, ON Level 5 Advanced
Toronto, ON Level 15 (EAP Term 3)

*passing grade of 75% required
**passing grade of 80% required
***for degree programs, a passing grade of 80% required

澳门基尼斯人students who achieve a minimum grade of 70% in any of these programs will satisfy centennial's english language requirement for admittance into centennial college post-secondary programs. agreements may also specify entry requirements into graduate certificate programs.  students will still need to follow the regular application procedures and must meet all other admission requirements.