In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants to Fleming College Toronto must provide proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission. This can be done with one of the three following options:

Option 1 - Submit test results from one of the accepted tests listed: 

Applicants may receive direct admission by submitting one of the following recognized English language test scores with their application. 

English Language Test 

Minimum Score  
Diploma

Minimum Score  
Graduate Certificates 

Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL

80 with no score less than 20

88 with no score less than 22

Paper-based (PBT) TOEFL 

550 

577 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic) 

6.0 with no band less than 5.5  
(Students applying through SDS stream to meet 6.0, with no bands less than 6.0)  

6.5 with no band less than 6.0 

Duolingo

105+ 

115+ 

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 

Overall 60 

Overall 70 

Canadian Academic English Language - ONLINE (CAEL - ONLINE) 

Overall 60 

Overall 70 

PTE Academic (Pearson Test English) 

58+ 

60+ 

*At Fleming College Toronto, test scores are valid for a minimum of 2 months following date of application. Students with expired test scores can be considered for direct admission if the student is applying from within Canada, currently attending an accredited University or College, and successfully progresses in a post-secondary program.  

 

Option 2: Successfully complete an approved ESL Pathway Program

Successful completion of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English for Academic Preparation (EAP) at an Ontario Community College, University, or approved pathway language organization. Please see the list of partners and required levels below:

EAP Education Pathway Partner

Levels

Diploma

Graduate Certificates

English School of Canada (ESC)

Successful completion of ESC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

Successful completion of ESC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 80%.

Halifax Language Institute of Canada (HLIC)

Successful completion of HLIC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 75%.

Successful completion of HLIC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 85%.

ILSC Education Group

Successful completion of Level A1 of ILSC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

Successful completion of Level A2 of ILSC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

Successful completion of Level 3.2 of ILAC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 75%.

Successful completion of Level 3.3 of ILAC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 75%.

Language Studies International (LSI)

Successful completion of Level 4 of LSI's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 80%.

Successful completion of Level 5 of LSI's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 80%.

Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies (RCIIS)

Successful completion of RCIIS' Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

Successful completion of RCIIS' Pathway Program with minimum overall of 75%.

The Language Gallery Canada (TLGC)

Successful completion of Level 5 of TLGC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 80%.

Successful completion of Level 6 of TLGC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 80%.

Upper Madison College (UMC)

Successful completion of Level 13 of UMC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

Successful completion of Level 15 of UMC's Pathway Program with minimum overall of 70%.

 

Option 3: Provide Proof of Language Proficiency from Previous Education 

Applicants may receive direct admission by providing proof of language proficiency based on previous education: 

  • Successfully completed three consecutive years of study at a secondary school (high school) in English in a country where English is a primary language. 
  • Completed one full year of study (within the last 2 years) in an accredited post-secondary program in English in a country where English is a primary language 
  • Obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or Canadian provincial equivalent) and English credit (Grade 12 C) issued by a public or Catholic school board 
  • Provide proof of graduation from one of the authorized Fleming College Toronto pathway partners  
  • Completed three consecutive years of study at a secondary private school in Ontario and received an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and English credit (Grade 12 C) 

Note: Fleming College Toronto reserves the right to request additional documentation, or a third-party evaluation of submitted documents. Fleming College Toronto also reserves the right to request an additional English language test from any applicant if the college deems it necessary. Based on the results of Fleming College Toronto testing, students may be offered additional language support. All requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. 

* Visa requirements may vary. To determine your language requirements for visa approval please check your local Visa Application Centre (VAC), and the Government of Canada’s webpages on study permits and Student Direct Stream

Students will still have to prove that language instruction was in English.
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