English Proficiency Requirements

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if:

  • your primary or first language is not English, and
  • you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory facility in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the Enlish Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction. 

If you are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, you must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements:

If you contact the Educational Testing Services (ETS), ask to have your TOEFL result sent to Admission Services. The Institution Code for the University of Guelph is 0892.

University of Guelph
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