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English Language Proficiency Tests and Programs

Unless otherwise stated, the scores below represent the minimum required on each part of the examination. Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e., scores across multiple instances of a test may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements). Tests taken more than two years prior to application for admission will not be considered.

 Test or ProgramMinimum Competence Level Required for Undergraduate AdmissionMinimum Competence Level Required for English Foundation ProgramMinimum Competence Level Required for English Foundation ProgramMinimum Competence Level Required for UBC Vantage College
   EAP 103EAP 104 
CAELCanadian Academic English Language assessmentoverall 70overall 50overall 60overall 50
Cambridge English Qualifications1B2 First 

C1 Advanced 

C2 Proficiency
CELUBC Certificate in English Language2600400500400
IELTSInternational English Language Testing System (Academic)6.5, with no part less than 6.05.0, with no part less than 4.56.0, with no part less than 5.05.5, with a minimum 5.0 in Speaking and Listening, and minimum 5.5 in Reading and Writing
OC EAPOkanagan College English for Academic PurposesLevel 43Level 34Level 35N/A
PTEPearson Test of English (Academic)Overall Score: 65Overall Score: 34Overall Score: 50Overall Score: 48
  Reading: 60N/AN/AReading: 43
  Listening: 60N/AN/AListening: 43
  Writing: 60N/AN/AWriting: 43
  Speaking: 60N/AN/ASpeaking: 43
TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language6    
 Internet-based testOverall Score: 90Overall Score: 70Overall Score: 80Overall Score: 70
  Reading: 22N/AN/AReading: 16
  Listening: 22N/AN/AListening: 16
  Writing: 21N/AN/AWriting: 16
  Speaking: 21N/AN/ASpeaking: 16
1 Administered by Cambridge Assessment English.
2 From UBC's English Language Institute. See for further details.
3 Level 4 requires completion of Okanagan College EAPD 030 and either EAPS 030 or both of EAPW 030 and EAPR 030. UBC requires a grade of 70% or higher in each course to satisfy the English Language Admission Standard.
4 An average between 50% and 69% on all Level 3 courses is required.
5 A minimum average of 70% on all Level 3 courses is required.
6 The TOEFL revised Paper delivered test is eligible for consideration and will be reviewed on an individual basis.


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