English Language Requirement

All instruction within Sheridan is in English. In order to be successful in a program, your communication, listening, comprehension, reading and writing skills must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of postsecondary or Graduate Certificate study. 

All applicants to Sheridan must demonstrate competency in English.  Domestic and International applicants with international documentation and transcripts who wish to waive the English proficiency requirements listed below must present evidence of a minimum of three years of full-time study in an English language SECONDARY school and/or school system (i.e. the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English). Applicants with a minimum of three years' high school in Canada, Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, New Zealand, Singapore, U.S., U.K. and some Caribbean* countries will be exempted from English proficiency requirements upon provision of a full transcript. Applicants from Canadian curriculum high schools outside of Canada with a minimum of three years' high school credits will be exempted from English proficiency requirements upon provision of a full transcript. *Excluding International applicants from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.

Successful completion of at least two years of study in a recognized college in English is sufficient to demonstrate competency in English.

Successful completion of at least one year of study in a recognized university, or successful completion of a one-year Post Graduate certificate at a recognized college in English is sufficient to demonstrate competency in English.  

Sheridan reserves the right to require proof of proficiency in English from any applicant, or applicants, from individual schools, school systems, regions or countries.  Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Sheridan recognizes the following assessments and minimum scores for admission consideration (only one (1) official result is required): 

PROGRAM LEVEL  TEST  REQUIRED MINIMUM SCORES
Postsecondary Applicants**
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based
  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5
  PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic)
58 - Overall Minimum Score  (49L,W,S,R)
  *FCE (Cambridge English First)
174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B
  *CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)
180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C
  *CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency) 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C
  Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes) 70%
  Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment) 4.0 – Listening Band

4.0 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 7 - Writing
Ontario College Graduate Certificate Applicants TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based
  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0
  PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic)
60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)
  *FCE (Cambridge English: First) 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

*CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)

180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C
  *CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C
  Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes)
75%
  Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment) 4.5 – Listening Band

4.5 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 8 - Writing
Applied Degree Applicants TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based
  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0
   PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic) 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)
  *FCE (Cambridge English: First)
176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A
 

*CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)

180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C
  *CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency) 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C
  Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes)  75%
  Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment) 4.5 – Listening Band

4.5 – Reading Combined Band

CLB 8 - Writing
** English proficiency requirements for the Pharmacy Technician program (PPHTO) are as follows:  TOEFL 91 (21L, 25W, 23S, 22R); IELTS 6.5 Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0.

* The score is only accepted if it was obtained within the last two years