Students attending Laurier must have excellent proficiency in the English language to benefit from university instruction.
If your first language is not English, you’ll be required to submit acceptable evidence of your English proficiency to our International Recruitment and Admissions office (address below). Normally, evidence of English proficiency is an acceptable score on one of the following tests (see exemptions below). You must make your own arrangements to write the test and have the results forwarded directly to our office.
Students who do not meet our English language requirements can choose to pursue an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program offered by one of our education partners or participate in our Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program. Qualified students who do not meet our English proficiency requirements will be awarded a conditional offer of admission to an academic program with the LEAF program as one of their conditions. After successfully completing the LEAF program, students may progress into their undergraduate students.
Some testing centres may require our institution code. Laurier’s code is 0893.
If you have successfully studied in an English instructional educational system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years (excluding ESL courses), you may not be required to submit an English proficiency test score. If you satisfy the above requirements and wish to be exempt from providing a test score, you must provide our International Recruitment and Admissions office with a letter detailing the reasons for your appeal, along with a school profile.
Documentation requesting exemption can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
International Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
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