The following English language requirements are in addition to Grade 12 U English (or equivalent) if it is required for the program you are applying to.
The following chart lists 6 English proficiency test options that are accepted for undergraduate admission consideration at the University of Waterloo. Choose ONE of the test options and register for a test date well in advance of the deadlines listed below.
Tests that do not appear on this chart are NOT accepted for admission consideration. You must register for ONE of the test options in the following chart:
For all undergraduate programs at Waterloo:
|Choose ONE of the following test options|
|Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)||IELTS ||MELAB||CAEL||New Test PTE (Academic) ||EFAS|
|90; writing 25; speaking 25||7.0||85; 80 per section; for co-op programs: speaking 3||70; 60 per band; writing 70; speaking 70||63; writing 65; speaking 65|
80% overall in level 400
(Revised - effective fall 2013 entry: 75% overall in 400 level with 75% in each of academic, oral, and writing)
Your English language test scores must arrive at Waterloo no later than
The University of Waterloo requires official test scores for the purposes of admission.
Test scores must be mailed by the testing agency directly to the Office of the Registrar. Faxes and student copies of test scores are NOT accepted for admission to Waterloo.
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Take advantage of the many ways to improve your English before attending Waterloo or while you're a student here.