Students attending Laurier must have excellent proficiency in the English language to benefit from university instruction presented in English.
If your first language is not English, you’ll be required to submit acceptable evidence of your English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions office. Normally, evidence of English proficiency may be an official transcript satisfactorily demonstrating a minimum of three years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or 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. Please mail your proof of English proficiency to the address at the bottom of the page.
Qualified students who do not meet our English proficiency requirements will be awarded a conditional offer of admission to an academic program with an English proficiency condition. Students may meet this condition by successfully completing the Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program and may then progress into their undergraduate studies.
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 our Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program. The LEAF program is offered at our Brantford campus.
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, and can present acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science courses from your senior year in a secondary institution (high school), 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 office with a letter detailing the reasons for your appeal, as well as a letter of recommendation from your secondary school principal or designate.
Documentation requesting exemption should be mailed to:
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
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