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ENGLISH 11 with minimum 60% and alternatives

How to meet the English requirements

At Okanagan College admission requirements are program specific. Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required.

These alternatives do not apply to the Health Care Assistant Certificate; please see the program page for the English requirements.
Secondary School Level Courses British Columbia, Yukon Minimum:
English 11 60%
English Literature 11 60%
English 11 First Peoples 60%
Advanced Level Adult Basic Education English course equivalent 60%

Secondary School Level Courses Canada and Other Minimum:
Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut: English Language Arts 20-1 or English 20 60%
Saskatchewan: English 20 60%
Manitoba: Please inquire 60%
Ontario: ENG3U  60%
Quebec: 1 English Literature courses in 500 series 60%
New Brunswick: English 112 60%
Prince Edward Island: English 521A 60%
Nova Scotia: Please inquire  60%
Newfoundland & Labrador: Please inquire 60%
International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher-level or standard-level) 3
Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition 3
O-level, AS-Level, A-Level, GCSE, IGCSE English Language or Literature course C
Okanagan College Courses and TestsMinimum:
Okanagan College Adult Basic Education ENGL 011 or ENGL 080 or both ENGL 081 and 082 60%
OCELA (Okanagan College English Language Assessment)
75 in each: Writing, Reading & Discussion
Okanagan College English for Academic Purposes: EAPD 040 (Academic Discussion Skills 4) and EAPW 040 (Academic Writing Skills 4) and EAPR 040 (Academic Reading Skills 4)
60% in each
Language Tests Minimum:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS - academic version) Overall band score of 6.0
Language Proficiency Index (LPI) – Essay Score
24/40 - Level 4
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)1
79 (Internet-based), or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL and CAEL CE)  Overall score 50
Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT) Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 6, and Writing 6


Note: We will accept test results taken no more than two years before you apply to Okanagan College with the exception of the LPI which does not have a time limit.


University Level Courses & Credentials Minimum:
English literature or composition course at an accredited university or college in Canada 50%
Three credits (or the equivalent) of post-secondary first-year English studies at an accredited university in an English-speaking country 50%

Recognized Bachelor degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country3 where English is the principal language.

Applicants who have successfully completed a degree from an accredited institution at which English is the language of instruction in a country where English is not the principal language may submit their academic transcript for review by Okanagan College. Subject to verification, this degree may be used to meet the English requirement for admission to Okanagan College.

Graduation


Other courses, tests and means to satisfy requirements may be considered on an individual basis. For inquiries, please contact Okanagan College Admissions admissions@okanagan.bc.ca or (250) 762-5445.

Okanagan College’s institution code for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 9536.

Countries where English is the Principal Language (note that there may be additional countries): Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Kenya, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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