Students attending Laurier must have excellent proficiency in the English language to benefit from university instruction. Students who do not meet our English proficiency requirements may be considered for a conditional offer of admission.
If your first language is not English, we require evidence of your English proficiency. You must submit a satisfactory score on an accepted test of English proficiency (listed below) unless you qualify for an exemption. You must make your own arrangements to write a test of English proficiency and have the results forwarded directly to the International Recruitment and Admissions office at the mailing address below.
Some testing centres may require our institution code. Laurier’s code is 0893.
Applicants who are academically qualified but do not meet our English proficiency requirements may be awarded an academic offer of admission to the university with a condition to attend the Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program. The LEAF program is an academic English program for future Laurier students, designed to prepare them for success in university. The LEAF program is offered at our Brantford campus.
Academically qualified applicants who are eligible for levels 3, 4 or 5 of the LEAF program will receive a conditional offer of admission to an academic program and an offer to attend the LEAF program. Upon successful completion of LEAF, students may progress into full-time undergraduate studies.
Which level of LEAF you are eligible for is determined according to your most recent score on a test of English proficiency.
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Note: All accepted tests of English proficiency may be used to determine LEAF program eligibility. Please email the LEAF program office at email@example.com to see what level you may qualify for based on another test of English proficiency.
If you have successfully studied in an English instructional educational system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years, you may not be required to submit an English proficiency test score. If you satisfy the above requirement 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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