English is the language of instruction and examination at Great Lakes College, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency. If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.  You may qualify for an exemption from the English facility requirement if one of the following applies to you:

  • You have completed/are completingfour or more years of full-time study in a recognized Canadian school (in Canada) that teaches in English
  • You have completed/are completing four or moreyears of full-time study in an English language school located in a country where the dominant language is English
  • Your first language is French and you have completed four or more years of full-time studies at a Canadian school
You must be sure to provide your full academic history on your application for admission and provide all relevant transcripts to Great Lakes College (after you have submitted your application), so that we can automatically consider you for an exemption on the basis of these criteria.  

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module

  • The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  • For information and registration, visit www.ielts.org
  • Sending us your results: Results must be sent to us electronically.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are: Internet-based Test:
  • Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing
  • Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +22 on Writing

Additional Details

We accept only official test scores sent directly to Enrolment Services by the testing agency. We recommend that you request that your result be sent to us as soon as it is available. Note that you will not be penalized for an unacceptable result if we receive an acceptable result by the deadline.