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.