IV. Admission Information

English Proficiency

7. Advanced Level, English Language Certificate Program or the Integrated Admission Pathway, University of Guelph

The English Language Certificate Program is an intensive academic English program designed to prepare ESL students aged 18 and over for academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level. Classes in grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking help students achieve the advanced level English skill needed to be successful in academic studies. Students who successfully complete the Advanced level earn the University of Guelph Certificate of English Proficiency, which meets the English proficiency requirements for entry into undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph-Humber. Applicants are encouraged to have an intermediate English skill level, and an academic goal to study at the University of Guelph.

Students may also earn the Certificate of English proficiency by completing the Integrated Admission Pathway (IAP). The Integrated Admission Pathway (IAP) will allow academically qualified international students, who meet the University’s undergraduate admission requirements but have not yet achieved English language proficiency, to complete degree credit courses through the University’s Open Learning program while studying English language courses to achieve the Certificate of English proficiency granted by Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd). The pathway includes a combination of classroom-based and fully online degree course offerings and provides a range of student support. Students with an IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 56 or equivalent and who satisfy the undergraduate admission requirements may be offered conditional admission to one of the following pathway streams:

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science, Environmental Geomatics)

  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Geomatics)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Undeclared)

Successful completion of the degree-credit courses with a 60% cumulative average and successful completion of the English Language courses with a 75% cumulative average will satisfy the conditions of admission to the degree program specified in the original offer letter. Successful students will enter the degree program at the level of second semester after having studied on campus for three successive semesters.

To learn more, please visit the website at: http://www.elpguelph.ca or contact Open Learning and Educational Support by email at info@OpenEd.uoguelph.ca or call 519-767-5000.

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