English Language Proficiency - Undergraduate


English Language Proficiency Requirements


(Information regarding Graduate ELP requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies and Research page).
 

The language of instruction at the University of Regina is English. All applicants to the University of Regina must, therefore, demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in the English language. The following will be accepted as satisfactory evidence:

 

  1. For students from countries on the University of Regina English Test Exemption list, successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time English at a secondary school that is a recognized school or institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

  2. Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL 050) program or a minimum average score of 55 on the ESL placement exam both offered through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina. For further information, please contact English as a Second Language Office, Room 114, Wakpá Tower, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Tel: (306) 585-4585 or email esl@uregina.ca.

  3. Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities or social science subjects and with a minimum grade point average of 60.00% or equivalent is considered an acceptable demonstration of proficiency in English. Post-secondary institutions that meet this requirement must be verified by the University of Regina using industry-recognized higher education resources.
  4. Advanced Placement English (grade of 3 or better) or International Baccalaureate Higher English (grade of 4 or better).

  5. GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O' Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language with a minimum grade of 'B' or GCE A/AS/AICE Level English or English Language with a minimum grade of 'C'.

  6. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), also known as C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced with an overall minimum score of 180 and a minimum score of 169 in each skill (Reading, Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).

  7. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), also known as C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency with an overall minimum score of 180 and a minimum score of 169 in each skill (Reading, Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).

  8. One of the following tests will also be accepted. Test results must be received by the Admissions Office directly from the testing service before the deadline for receipt of application documents. Test scores are valid within two years of the test result date.

 

TEST MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED CONTACT

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

*Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted

Internet Based*: Overall 83;
Reading: 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20

Paper Based TOEFL will not be accepted

Test of English as a Foreign Language

CN 6151, Princeton, New Jersey,
USA, 08541-6151

Tel: (609) 771-7100 or www.toefl.org/index.html

Overall Band score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0

IELTS - Academic

(International English Language Testing System)

The British Council, IELTS Enquiries
Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 957 7755 or
www.ielts.org

CanTest (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)

Listening 4.5

Reading 4.5

Writing 4.0

English as a Second Language Office
Room 114, South Residence, University of Regina
Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
Tel: (306) 585-4585 
www.uregina.ca/esl/

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic *Not accepted for Faculty of Nursing

Overall score of 59

No area with less than 59

PTE Customer Service Team

Email: pltsupport@pearson.com

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)

60

The CAEL Assessment Office, 220 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6

Tel: (603) 520-2600 ext. 2271 or www.cael.ca/

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)

85

English Language Institute, University of Michigan,
TCF Building, 401 East Liberty Street, Ste 350, Ann Arbor MI, 48104-2298, USA
Tel: (734) 764-2413 or www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/

CELT (Comprehensive English Language Test) - restricted to Francophone students

60

Language Institute, Room 216
University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
Tel: (306) 585-4828

*ELP requirements are subject to change without notice.
For further information contact International Admissions, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Telephone (306) 585-6260 or email international.admissions@uregina.ca