Academic English

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Meet your English language requirement at the #1 university in Canada!

Academic English is a summer language program designed for students with a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough who are academically qualified but need to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Academic English is an 8-week English Level 60 language course held at U of T Scarborough and taught by the U of T School of Continuing Studies. The program supports students in developing necessary skills for academic reading, writing, listening and speaking, while providing an introduction to academic culture, communication, research and study skills.
Students who successfully complete the summer Academic English program with a grade of ‘B’ or higher will satisfy the English language proficiency condition in the offer of admission and proceed to their degree studies in September.
If you are interested in Academic English, apply to your preferred program at U of T Scarborough. If you are eligible, you will receive a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough and an invitation to register for Academic English.

Join the U of T Scarborough community early by living in residence in the summer! If you wish to stay in residence while studying Academic English, we will send you information on how to do so once you receive the conditional offer of admission.


Admission Criteria for Academic English

  • Must meet the admission criteria for the academic program to which you have applied.
  • Must submit English Proficiency Test scores. 

Minimum test score requirements:

Language Proficiency Test
Academic English @ U of T Scarborough conditional offer eligibility

Regular U of T English requirement

(no score below 17)
(22+ on writing)
(minimum 5.5 writing, no band below 5.0)
(no band below 6.0)
(no part below 73)
(no part below 80)
Note: This test is no longer available as of June 2018
(25 in writing)
(32 in writing, 22 in reading and listening)

Students with scores outside of these ranges or with other English language preparation may be considered on a case-by-case basis; U of T Scarborough will accept TELC exam results of B for students coming from Taiwan.