Students who do not qualify under one of the

above measures may submit a request for a

Waiver of the English Language Requirement

form to the attention of Admissions in the

Registrar’s Office.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP) 
PROGRAM:

EAP Placement Test OR
ELA test score (minimum of 32)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

English Diagnostic Test: Students who plan to

enrol in any first-year English course must

submit the results of the Language Proficiency

Index (LPI) Test or take the Capilano English

Diagnostic Test (EDT) prior to registration,

unless they have achieved one of the following:

a final grade of 75% or higher in English 12,

English 12 First Peoples or English Litera-

ture 12

a final grade of 4 or higher in an Advanced

Placement course in English Composition or

English Literature

a final grade of 6 or higher in the International

Baccalaureate English A Standard Level, or 5

or higher in the International Baccalaureate

English A Higher Level

a final grade of B+ in BENG 052
a final grade of C - or higher in an English

transfer course from another college or

university

a degree from an English-speaking university
a C grade or higher in FAL X99 from Simon

Fraser University

Please note: Successful completion of any EAP

course does not qualify a student for direct

entry into English 010 or English 100; however,

the EAP and English departments do offer a

bridge that combines EAP 100/101 and ENGL

100 for qualified students. For a schedule of

upcoming EDT dates, visit: capilanou.ca/edt
Math Placement Test:
Students who wish to

enrol in Algebra, Precalculus, Statistics or

Calculus courses may be required to take the

Math Placement Test (MPT) before registration

to ensure appropriate placement. For a schedule

of upcoming MPT dates, visit: capilanou.ca/mpt

English Language Proficiency

If English is not your first language or you have received your education in another language, you will be
required to provide proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TESTS FOR MOST CAPILANO UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

IELTS

TOEFL

ELA

CAEL

PTE

SCORE

NO BAND 
BELOW

IBT

PPT

Most Capilano University 

Programs

6.5

6.0

83

560

145

70

56

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TESTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS 

IELTS

TOEFL

ELA

CAEL

PTE

SCORE

NO BAND 
BELOW

IBT

PPT

Early Childhood Care and 

Education Pathway*

5.5

5.0

67

520

114

50

50

Business Administration

Pathway*

5.5

5.0

67

520

114

50

50

Tourism Management for

International Students

5.5

5.0

67

520

114

50

50

North American Business 

Management Post  

Baccalaureate Diploma

6.0

5.5 (6.0 in
writing)

75

540

128

60

50

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TESTS FOR ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES PLACEMENT 

IELTS

TOEFL

ELA

CAEL

PTE

SCORE

NO BAND 
BELOW

IBT

PPT

EAP 100/101 with option to

add 2 university courses

6.0

5.5

71

530

128

60

53

EAP 090 with option to add

1 university course

5.5

5.0

67

520

114

50

50

EAP 080

5.0

4.5

45

480

96

40

47

EAP 070

4.5

4.0

32

440

77

30

44

Pleasenote:Studentswhoarenotperformingattheexpectedlevelmayberecommendedtoalowerorhigherlevel.

Other Ways to Meet English Language Requirements for most Capilano University Programs

Six credits of post-secondary English that

transfers to Capilano University OR

English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a

final mark (including provincial exam) of C+

or higher and two years of high school in

Canada OR

Advanced Placement English Language/

Composition or English Literature/Composi-

tion with a minimum mark of 4 OR

International Baccalaureate English  

Language A Higher Level with a minimum

mark of 5 OR

Language Proficiency Index Level 4 with an

essay score of 26 OR

Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with

minimum grade of B+ (77%) in each course

Four or more consecutive years of full-time

education in English in Canada, or in a

country other than Canada where English is

the principal language

Four or more years at an eligible international

high school that uses English as the language

of instruction but operates in a country

where the primary language is not English

Graduation from a recognized degree program

at an accredited university at which English

is the primary language of instruction in a

country where English is the principal language.

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