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U of G has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries.
More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, we now have more than 140,000 alumni living in 150 countries.
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Student engagement is fundamental to learning and research at U of G. By focusing on the “whole student,” we give University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world.
The English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) is an intensive academic English program designed to prepare you for academic success. You will learn the skills you need to succeed in university studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The 7-week terms include 25 hours of class per week.
Certificate of Proficiency
When you successfully complete the advanced level of the ELCP, you earn the University Of Guelph Certificate Of English Proficiency. This certificate meets the English proficiency requirements for admission to the University of Guelph, University of Guelph-Humber and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Program Entry Requirements
You must meet the following requirements for entry into the ELCP:
18 years of age or older*
Completion of secondary school* with strong marks
Minimum high beginner level of English proficiency
Academic goal to study at university, either at the undergraduate or graduate level, or to improve academic English
The duration of each level is seven weeks. The levels are divided as follows:
Levels 1 and 2 - High beginner level
Levels 3 and 4 - Low intermediate level
Levels 5 and 6 - Intermediate level - most students who have studied English in secondary school enter the program at this level or higher
Levels 7 and 8 - High intermediate level
Levels 9 and 10 - Advanced level. Completion of both Level 9 and Level 10 meets the English proficiency requirement for entry into undergraduate and graduate degree programs
A few days prior to the start of the program, you will be tested for placement into the appropriate English class level.
Tuition for 1 Academic Term approximately $11,000到$13,500
Other University Fees: $273.23
Student Organization Fees: $212.43
Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate.
Academic Proficiency Test examination results (Huikao) with a minimum of 80/100 including required subjects.
NCEE (Gaokao) results including required subjects with a minimum of approximately 550 (in the absence of NCEE students may submit SAT and SATII results. See below for information).
Both Gaokao and Huikao results must be verified by the China Higher Education Student Information & Career Center (CHESICC) using the CHESICC-Parchment Portal Service. Visit the CHESICC website for instructions.
English Proficiency requirements
IELTS: Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
TOEFL: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Minimum overall band score of 70
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program: Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).