In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is a foreign language must provide proof of language proficiency. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:
- Must have completed four years of study in Canada in English or French at the secondary
- Must have completed four full years of study at the secondary school level in English in a
country where English is a primary language;
- Must have completed one full year of study in an accredited post-secondary program in English in a country where English is a primary language.
If an applicant does not meet any of the above criteria, he or she will be required to submit an acceptable English language proficiency test with the appropriate score. Acceptable language tests include:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet-based test (IBT): 80; BScN requires 89; Pharmacy Technician requires 91;
- International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) – overall score of 6.0 for diploma programs
and overall of 6.5 for degree, graduate programs and Pharmacy Technician; BScN requires 7.0;
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) minimum score of 82;
- York English Language Test (YELT) – overall score of 1-5; BScN requires 1-4;
- Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – 800 or higher (Not applicable for BSCN);
- Georgian College’s English for Academic Purposes Level 4 program with a GPA of 60 per cent
or higher (for admission to post-secondary diploma and certificate programs only).
If the above requirements cannot be met, applicants may apply for Georgian’s English for Academic Purposes program. For more information, see English for Academic Purposes. Other tests may be considered.