If you apply to an undergraduate program, you may meet the language requirements if you have successfully completed – or are in the process of successfully completing – 1 of the following:
- 4 full years of study in English (or French) at an accredited high school in Canada or where English is the official primary language of the country, or
- 4 full years of study at the high-school level where English is the primary language of instruction, or
- 1 full year of study in an accredited university degree program in English in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the official language of the institution, or
- 2 full years of study in English, in an accredited college diploma or applied degree program in a country where English is a primary language or where English is the official language of the institution or
- successful completion of Academic Program Level 9, Destination York, or the YUBridge Program.
York reserves the right to request language proficiency test scores. All programs require 4U English (ENG4U).
Note: Time spent in ESL courses will not be counted towards meeting these requirements. Language requirements will not be waived based on letters written by applicants, SAT/ACT scores or as a result of completing senior-level high-school English course(s).
For full details, visit the Undergraduate Language Proficiency website.
|Minimum TOEFL Score
Most programs: 88 iBT
Lassonde School of Engineering (BEng programs): 88 with no score below 20 in each section
Nursing: 94 iBT
Schulich School of Business: 94 iBT
|Minimum IELTS Score
Most programs: 6.5
Lassonde School of Engineering (BEng programs): 6.5 with no component below a 6.0
Schulich School of Business: 7.0
|Minimum CAEL Score
|Visit https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language-tests for the most up-to-date language score requirements.
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Most programs: 60
Schulich School of Business: 67
|Other Test Scores
|For full details, visit the Undergraduate Language Proficiency websitehttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/language-tests.