English Placement Test
The English Placement Test (EPT) at TIC is to determine whether international students whose native language is NOT English are proficient enough in English to meet the requirements of their intended program of study at Toronto International College. The test is used only for diagnostic purposes and is not graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who write the test will receive a copy of the detailed assessment outcome and comment sheet filled out by a member of the English faculty who is currently reviewing the tests. This assessment outcome and comment sheet indicates the recommended course placement for students. Course placement recommendations are intended to help students succeed by ensuring that they are taking courses commensurate with their current abilities.
The EPT is free of charge for a prospective student who has completed his/her application for admission into a course or a program at TIC and has paid a registration of CAD$300.00. However, any prospective student from outside TIC and any current TIC student may also apply to take or retake the test, and the registration fee for the test is one hundred Canadian dollars (CAD$100.00) payable at the Cashier. The test fee is non-refundable, and a 48-hour notice of cancellation must be given to rebook another EPT.The entire EPT will take approximately 3 hours.
The EPT at TIC comprises a battery of proficiency tests. It is an objective, multiple-choice paper or computer-based examination that tests listening comprehension, grammar and structure, reading and writing abilities and oral communication proficiency. The scores from each of the four sections of the EPT (English Placement Test) are converted to an overall score on a 100 point scale. Students are then placed by the admissions counselors into one of the five ESL levels corresponding to their scores.
- Hold a degree from an accredited college or university where the language of instruction is strictly English AND in a country where English is an official language;
- Are a native of one of the following countries: - Australia, - English speaking Canadian provinces, - English speaking Caribbean island nations, - the Republic of Ireland, - the United Kingdom, - New Zealand
- Entered the United States prior to middle school;
- Received transfer credit for a English-speaking university-level composition course;
- Earned the following scores on one of the following internationally recognized English proficiency tests:
|TOEFL PBT:580 CBT:237 TWE: 4.5; TSE: 45|
|TOEFL PBT: 600 CBT: 250 TWE: 5.0; TSE: 50|
|TOEFL iBT: 90 25|
|TOEFL IBT: 100 26|
|IELTS 6.5 6.5 7 7.0|
|EPT (MELAB) 85 80 90 85|
|CAEL 70 60 70 70|