Laurier’s language of instruction is English. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions office.
If you have studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years, you may request an exemption.
If you do not meet Laurier’s English proficiency requirement but are academically qualified for your program, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of admission.
Laurier is committed to assisting applicants whose ability to take an English proficiency test has been impacted due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The following initiatives have been created to help.
You must make your own arrangements to write a test of English proficiency and have the results forwarded directly to our office. Some testing centres may require our institution code, which is 0893.
Minimum Score Requirement
Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component.
Paper-based testing: 560 overall.
An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.
70 overall; 60 in each band.
59 overall or higher.
Overall score of 176.
If you meet the academic requirements for your program but do not meet Laurier’s English proficiency requirement, you may receive an offer of admission that is conditional upon completing 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.
You must be eligible for LEAF program levels 3, 4 or 5 to receive an offer of admission. After completing level 5, you can begin studying in your program full time.
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. Email the LEAF program office at email@example.com to see which level you may qualify for based on another test of English proficiency.
You may request to be exempted from submitting an English proficiency test score if you have successfully studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years.
Submit one of the following to satisfy your English proficiency condition. Exemptions are not guaranteed.
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
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