Applicants from a country where English is not the first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, including applicants who have resided in Canada for four calendar years or less (i.e. official date of entry to Canada was on or after January 1, 2013 for Fall 2017), are required to present proof of English Language Proficiency at a satisfactory level. Detailed directions are provided in the panels below. Briefly, these applicants must complete the following steps when they receive an English Proficiency invitation in their choose.ryerson.ca applicant account:
You are strongly encouraged to complete your English language proficiency test and arrange for official test results to be submitted by April 1st or earlier.
Requirements for admission must be completed or in progress at the time of application. The assessment of an application is based on the information available at the time of application review. Ryerson will not accept English 12U or equivalent in lieu of a test of English language proficiency.
Applicants with citizenship from some countries are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency; view a list of countries from which applicants are exempt from providing proof of English language proficiency.
Ryerson offers online and in-class preparatory English language courses through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to help applicants prepare for English language proficiency tests.
Ryerson offers the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program for applicants who are academically qualified to apply for admission to an undergraduate degree program, but do not meet the minimum English Proficiency (EP) requirements. Minimum EP results for the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program are indicated on the Application Information page.
Invited applicants may submit English language proficiency test results, which include Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Ryerson institution code 0886), International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL), or Pearson Test (PTE) results. Applicants should write tests as early as possible. Applicants must arrange for official results to be forwarded by the applicable agency / testing centre as soon as possible directly to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at Ryerson within application deadlines. Ryerson will not accept test results submitted by the applicant or any other means.
The name, date of birth and other personal information on an Official Proficiency Test Score must match the information provided on the application for admission form. If there is a discrepancy, the results may not be matched to the application.
(Subject to change. Use as guidelines only.)
|Program||TOEFL - 0886||MELAB||IELTS||CAEL||PTE|
|All other Ryerson programs||
|Ryerson ESL Foundation Program*||
*Higher scores may be required, subject to competition.