|Secondary School Level Courses British Columbia, Yukon||Minimum:|
|English Studies 12||50%|
|English Literature 12||50%|
|Literary Studies 12||50%|
|English 12 First Peoples1||50%|
|Provincial Level Adult Basic Education English course equivalent||50%|
Note: Communications 12 is not accepted.
|Secondary School Level Courses Canada and Other||Minimum:|
|Alberta, NWT, Nunavut: English Language Arts 30-1 or English 30||50%|
|Saskatchewan: English 621A + Writing 521A or English Language Arts A30 + B30 or English A30 + B30 (averaged)||50%|
|Manitoba: ENG 42A1 or ENG 42A2 or ENG 42A IB or ENG 42S IB or any compulsory 40S English course or E40S CMP FOC||50%|
|Ontario: English 12 (ENG4U or ENG4M)||50%|
|Quebec: 2 English Literature courses in 601 series||50%|
|New Brunswick: English 121 or English 122 or Anglais 126B||50%|
|Prince Edward Island: English 611 or English 621||50%|
|Nova Scotia: English 441 or English 442 or English 541 or English 12||50%|
|Newfoundland & Labrador: English 3201||50%|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher-level or standard-level)||4|
|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|
Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not meet the English admission requirements via one of the means listed in the following sections:
should refer to the College's admission requirements for Applicants Whose First Language is not English.
|Okanagan College Courses and Tests||Minimum:|
|Okanagan College Adult Basic Education ENGL 012||60%|
|Okanagan College 100-level ENGL course||50%|
|OCELA (Okanagan College English Language Assessment)
This test is only administered by the ESL department and is for students entering the ESL program at the Kelowna campus.
|75 in each: Writing, Reading & Discussion|
|Okanagan College English for Academic Purposes:
Prior to September 2021: EAPD 040 (Academic Discussion Skills 4) and EAPW 040 (Academic Writing Skills 4) and EAPR 040 (Academic Reading Skills 4).
As of September 2021: All three of EAPD 030 (Academic Discussion Skills 3), EAPR 030 (Academic Reading Skills 3), and EAPW 030 (Academic Writing Skills 3) or both EAPS 030 (English for Academic Purposes Scholarship 3) and EAPD 030 (Academic Discussion Skills 3)
|60% in each|
|Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) reading comprehension
Note: The TEA test can only be used to satisfy the English admission requirement for Trades programs. (Not available for applicants whose first language in not English)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS - academic version)
|Overall band score 6.0
(with no band less than 6.0)
|*Language Proficiency Index (LPI) – Essay Score||24/40 - Level 4|
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)2
|79 (Internet-based), or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)|
Only accepted for the Animation Diploma:
|Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL online or CAEL CE)||Overall score 50|
|Pearson Test English (Academic)||Overall score 56
No Communicative Skills score lower than 55
|Duolingo English Test
The Duolingo English Test results can be used to satisfy the English language proficiency entrance requirements and for preliminary English Language placement up to and including Winter 2023.
Note: Not accepted as a means to meet the English admissions requirement for some of the Health programs. Please check with the College for details.
|Overall score 105
(with no sub score less than 100 effective Summer 2022)
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.
* The LPI Test is no longer offered as of July 31, 2020. However, Okanagan College will accept results received up to June 2022 for tests taken at any time. Approved alternatives are available. Please consult academic entrance requirements.
|University Level Courses & Credentials||Minimum:|
|English literature or composition course at an accredited university or college in Canada||50%|
|Six 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.
1 Provincial Examinations: The blended grade (school mark and provincial exam result combined) will be used in determining if the admission requirement has been satisfied.
Other courses, tests and means to satisfy requirements may be considered on an individual basis. For inquiries, please contact Okanagan College Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 762-5445.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 01/19/2022