For some International Summer Academy and Online Learning programs and courses, there are some recommended or required English levels. Refer to the below table for the English Test equivalencies.

Some programs may require students to submit a copy of their English proficiency test scores. For requirements of each program, please see the requirements section below.

Please note that this is only for the International Summer Academy and Online Learning. For the International Foundation Program requirements, please visit the Admission Requirements page.

English Level
CEFR
IELTS
TOEFL iBT
Duolingo
Pearson Test of English
All Levels
None Required
None Required
None Required
None Required
None Required
Intermediate
B1
Overall 4.5
Upper Intermediate
Upper B1
Overall 5.5
75
100
50

IEP Requirements

 

While there are some courses with a minimum English requirement, students are not required to submit English proficiency test results. Students are expected to self-identify their level and apply for the course(s) they believe are the most appropriate for their level and interest. All students will be taking a placement test on their first day of class.

For a list of courses, please see the IEP Courses page.

Each course will have a recommended level. For the level equivalencies, please refer to the above table.

Course
Age
Minimum English Level Required
English Test Required for Application?
General English Course (GEC)
18+
All Levels
No
English for Global Business 1 (EGB1)
18+
Intermediate +
No
English for Global Business 2 (EGB2)
18+
Intermediate +
No
Academic English Course (AEC)
18+
Intermediate +
No
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course (TPC)
18+
Intermediate +
No
IELTS Preparation Course (IPC)
18+
Intermediate +
No
University Lecture Series
18+
Intermediate +
No

Youth IEP Requirements

 

While there are some courses with a minimum English requirement, students are not required to submit English proficiency test results. Students are expected to self-identify their level and apply for the course(s) they believe are the most appropriate for their level and interest. All students will be taking a placement test on their first day of class.

For a list of courses, please see the Youth IEP Courses page.

Each course will have a recommended level. For the level equivalencies, please refer to the above table.

Course
Age
Minimum English Level Required
English Test Required for Application?
General English Course (GEC)
14 - 17
All Levels
No
Academic Preparation Course (APC)
15 - 17
Intermediate +
No
Intensive English Course (IEC)
14 - 17
All Levels
No
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course (TPC)
15 - 17
Intermediate +
No
IELTS Preparation Course (IPC)
15 - 17
Intermediate +
No

Pre-U REQUIREMENTS

 

In order to attend any of the Pre-University Programs, students must have a strong level of English. The programs include:

If you have been studying in an English language institution for 2 years or more:

You do not need to submit proof of English proficiency. Please indicate on your application what school you have been attending.

 

If you have been studying in an English language institution for less than 2 years:

You will be asked to submit proof of English proficiency. If you currently have an English proficiency test result (eg. IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, etc.), you may be asked to provide a copy of your results as part of your application. If you do not already have an English test score, please contact us and we can provide some recommendations.

 

Please see the table above for the minimum English requirements. If you have taken a different test and do not see your test listed here, please contact us.

Course
Age
Minimum English Level Required
English Test Required for Application?
Advanced Academic Program (AAP)
15-18
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
Global Citizenship Program (GCP)
15-18
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
Daniels Bootcamp
15-18
Upper Intermediate +
Yes

Online Learning Requirements

In order to attend any of the Online Learning courses, students must have a strong level of English. The courses include:

If you have been studying in an English language institution for 2 years or more:

You do not need to submit proof of English proficiency. Please indicate on your application what school you have been attending.

 

If you have been studying in an English language institution for less than 2 years:

You will be asked to submit proof of English proficiency. If you currently have an English proficiency test result (eg. IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, etc.), you may be asked to provide a copy of your results as part of your application. If you do not already have an English test score, please contact us and we can provide some recommendations.

 

Please see the table above for the minimum English requirements. If you have taken a different test and do not see your test listed here, please contact us.

Course
Age
Minimum English Level Required
English Test Required for Application?
Perspectives on Global Health (PGH)
15 - 17
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
Global Citizenship Challenge (GCC)
15 - 17
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
IELTS Online Intensive 1 (IELTS1)
15 - 18
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
IELTS Online Intensive 2 (IELTS2)
15 - 18
Upper Intermediate +
Yes
Discussions Without Borders (DWB)
15 - 18
Intermediate +
Yes