Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted to a Conestoga College program, you must:
1. Meet the program admission requirements
2. Provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE


(EXCLUDING Practical Nursing Diploma)

6.0 IELTS (with no band less than 5.5)
80 TOEFL

DEGREE


(INCLUDING Practical Nursing Diploma)

6.5 IELTS (with no band less than 6.0)
88 TOEFL

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE


(Some IT/engineering program required test scores may vary)

6.5 IELTS (with no band less than 6.0)
88 TOEFL

 

If you do not have the English language skills for direct entry into full-time post-secondary programs, you may choose to enter Conestoga's English for Academic Studies (EAS) program.

EAS Equivalency Chart

Conestoga English Level Academic IELTS Overall Band TOEFL iBT Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Level 1 0-2.5 0 - 29  
Level 2 3.0 – 4.0
No band less than 2
30-45  
Level 3 4.5 - 5.0
No band less than 4.5
46 - 60 36-45
Level 4 5.0-6.0
No band less than 5
61-79 46-62
Direct entry to most diploma & certificate programs* 6.0 No band less than 5.5 80 53-57
Direct entry to graduate certificate and degree programs** 6.5 No band less than 6 88 58-60
Note: The above level equivalencies are based on the 4-month program and are subject to change.

* excluding Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and Public Relations diploma programs

** including Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and Public Relations diploma programs

Each English level is 4 months in duration and the length of time to complete the English program varies by student depending on effort and aptitude for learning the language.