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English Requirements

 

All applicants to Seneca must be well prepared to study in English. If you are coming from a country where English is not the primary language, you must show one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language
  • Successful completion of an English upgrading program such as English Language Institute offered at Seneca
  • A recognized international language test score such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Refer to English language test score requirements below.

Tests Certificate Programs Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs Degree Programs Graduate Certificate Programs
CAEL CE Minimum 60 Minimum 60 Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60) Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)
Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE) Minimum 169 with no skill below 162 Minimum 169 with no skill below 162 Minimum 176 with no skill below 169 Minimum 176 with no skill below 169
IELTS Academic Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0 Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0
PTE Academic Minimum score 58 Minimum score 58 Minimum score 60 Minimum score 60
TOEFL iBT Minimum 80 with no skill below 20 Minimum 80 with no skill below 20 Minimum 84 with no skill below 21 Minimum 88 with no skill below 22
TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered No skill below 20 No skill below 20 No skill below 21 No skill below 22

Applications from some English speaking countries are exempted from submitting English Language Proficiency test scores. View the full-list of exempted countries.