English Proficiency Tests
Students admitted to Brescia University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not lived or studied in an English environment will be required to write one of the tests listed below or complete their ESL studies with one of Brescia’s ESL pathway partners. Students who can demonstrate English proficiency may have the requirements waived. To do so, please complete and submit the TOEFL Waiver Form.
You are encouraged to write a test at the earliest possible date for early admissions consideration. Scores for any test written before January 1, 2017 may not be accepted.
The Undergraduate Admissions Office may require any applicant to write a test of English Proficiency. If your first language is not English, you will be required to write one of the following acceptable English Proficiency Tests.
TOEFL Internet-based (iBT), Paper-based (PBT), and the TWE
The minimum score required on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper-based test with a 5 on the TWE, and 83 on the internet-based tests with no score below 20.
Western’s/Brescia’s Institution Code for TOEFL is 0984. Please leave the department code blank.
A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with no part less than 6.0.
The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) is managed through Carleton University and is offered in various countries internationally.
A minimum overall score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.
PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC
A minimum score of 58 with no score less than 56.
CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH EXAMS
Cambridge English: First
Cambridge English: Advanced
Cambridge English: Proficiency
A minimum overall score of 176 on the Cambridge English Scale with no part less than 169.
A minimum overall score of 80 is required with no score less than 78.
You can obtain information and registration material by contacting:
English Language Institute, Testing and Certification MELAB Testing Office, University of Michigan
The CanTEST is managed by the University of Ottawa and is offered in various provinces within Canada.
A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required with no part less than 4.0.
Western English Language Centre
Students successfully completing the academic preparatory program through the Western English Language Centre are eligible for admission into studies at Brescia. A joint application and conditional offers of admission are facilitated by applying directly to the English Language Centre. For more information go to: http://www.englishlanguage.uwo.ca/
CultureWorks Preparatory English Language Program for Admission
Brescia will accept successful completion of the CultureWorks English Language program as an alternative English Language Proficiency requirement. CultureWorks is located on the Brescia campus and utilizes classes and facilities. A joint application for ESL and degree programs at Brescia can be submitted directly through CultureWorks.
1285 Western Road
London, ON Canada N6G 1H2
Fanshawe College’s ESL Program
The English as a Second Language Program offered by Fanshawe College may be used as proof of English Language proficiency. Students who receive a final grade of ‘A’ in Level Ten (former Level Five) of the program at the time of application to Brescia are considered to demonstrate the level of English language proficiency required for admission and will not be required to provide further proof of English language proficiency.
ESL at Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
P.O. Box 7005
London, ON Canada N5Y 5R6
Tel: 519 452-4430