Since English is the language of instruction at McKenzie College, all applicants who wish to enter a Certificate or Diploma program must prove adequate proficiency in English as a prerequisite to admission. 

All international applicants will be required to provide proof of proficiency in English in ONE (1) of the following ways:

1. Minimum English study in applicant’s home country

  • The applicant has studied in an English language secondary school for a minimum of 3 years and has achieved a minimum grade of 70% or B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course; OR
  • The applicant studied at an English language institution for at least one year at the post-secondary level

2. The applicant has studied in a high school in Canada

  • For a minimum of 1 year
  • Has achieved a minimum grade of 70% or B in Grade 12 English (ENG4U/EAE4U or equivalent course)

3. Completion of Official Language Proficiency Test

  • TOEFL - Paper based test – minimum score of 550 OR Internet based test: minimum score of 80
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.0 and no module band score less than 5.5 (Academic)
  • MELAB – Score of 77-80
  • CAEL – Minimum score of 60
  • Other recognized ESL/EAL test scores may be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of McKenzie College

4. Completion of EAP Program at McKenzie Language Centre

Test results submission policy

Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable. Scores more than three years old will not be accepted.

Students who are conditionally accepted to McKenzie College but do not meet these language requirements must complete their English Language Training through our Language Learning Centre.