English Proficiency Requirements
If your first language is not English, you must submit evidence of your English proficiency by providing a satisfactory score from an accepted test of English proficiency. If required by testing centres, Laurier’s institution code is 0893.
Exemptions may be granted to applicants who have studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of 3 years. Find more information about exemptions on our website.
Learn English at Laurier
The Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program is an academic English program for future Laurier students, designed to prepare them for success in university. To complete the LEAF program, students must also complete an academic course for credit. The LEAF program has 5 levels, and students begin at the level that most closely aligns with their English proficiency.
Students who are academically admissible to the university and eligible for LEAF program levels 3, 4 or 5 will receive a conditional offer of admission to an academic program with a condition to attend the LEAF program. Upon successful completion of LEAF Level 5, students may progress into full-time undergraduate studies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the LEAF website for more information.
All accepted tests of English proficiency may be used to determine LEAF program eligibility.
|Minimum TOEFL Score||Internet-based testing: an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component. Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.|
|Minimum IELTS Score||An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.|
|Minimum CAEL Score||70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||An overall score of 59 or higher.|
|Other Test Scores||Cambridge Assessment English An overall score of 176.|