As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.
If asked, you must provide proof of one of the following:
Accepted standardized tests
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Test of English as a Foreign Language
DI Code 0939
International English Language Testing System
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, Computer Edition
|Cambridge English (CPE or CAE)
Certificate of Proficiency in English or Certificate of Advance English
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High school (secondary) studies in English
Successful completion of at least three years of academic instruction at a Canadian secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison.
Post-secondary studies in English
Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction, as recognized by Mount Allison.
Approved English language programs
MOUNT ALLISON ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but don't meet our English proficiency requirements, you may be offered conditional admission.
If you're offered conditional admission, you can enroll in one of our English pathway programs designed for students who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time study.
There are two program options to help you meet the requirements, depending on your level of English:
- English Summer Pathway Program (June-August)
This program is offered during the summer. It includes classes in English and academic skills plus cultural trips and activities.
- English Academic Bridging Program (EAB) (September-May)
This program is offered during the academic year. You'll be enrolled as a full-time Mount Allison student. You'll take three regular Mount Allison courses each term and two EAB courses, in English and academic skills.
Once you successfully complete one of Mount Allison's English language programs, you will get unconditional admission to Mount Allison (if you meet our academic requirements). No additional TOEFL or IELTS tests will be required.
You can also successfully complete English language university-preparatory studies at one of Mount Allison's English language training partners:
- Canadian Language Learning College (CLLC)
Located in Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; and Halifax, Nova Scotia
- East Coast Language College (ECLC)
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- International Language Institute (ILI)
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Kaplan International English (KAPLAN)
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Toronto, Ontario
- McKenzie College (English for Academic Purposes)
Located in Moncton, New Brunswick
- Study Abroad Canada Language Institute (SACLI)
Located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
You can also continue your English studies independently to raise your IELTS/TOEFL score and submit your improved results to our admission office for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but can't provide proof of English proficiency, you may be offered conditional admission.
Please note: meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission to Mount Allison.