Admission Requirements

Academic Program

The minimum age to apply to the EAP Program is 16; however, if you are under the age of 16, you may be considered for admission, but require special permission from the ESL Director. We will issue you a Letter of Acceptance once your application has been approved, you have paid the required fees and provided us with a copy of your passport.

Please be advised that the age of majority in Saskatchewan is 18, which means if you are under the age of 18 you are still considered a minor. If you apply to the Academic EAP Program and are a minor, you are required to submit additional documents to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The documents are for the purposes of proving custodianship in Canada for minors who plan to study in Canada without a parent or legal guardian. Neither the EAP Program nor any of our staff or faculty members will assume custodianship over you. 

For more information about the documents IRCC requires, please refer to the IRCC website: 
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-minors.asp. 

Also, although the EAP Program is completely separate from IRCC, if are under the age of 18 please contact the ESL Program Office so that we may assist you.

Direct Entry into EAP 100

To be eligible to enter EAP 100 directly, you have to do at least one of the following:

This is the former 050 which is changing into EAP 100.

  • Submit proof of an overall IELTS (Academic) Band score of 6.0 with no IELTS Band score less than 5.0,
  • Submit proof of a TOEFL Paper score of 525 or a TOEFL iBT score of 70 with no skill below 17, or
  • Submit proof of a Duolingo score of 95 – 105, or
  • Submit proof of a CAEL score of 50.

These scores must also be submitted no later than the 100% Refund (minus tuition deposit) deadline.  If documents are submitted prior to the start of the semester, there is no requirement to write the in-house placement test.

Test results may not be more than 2 years old at the time of application to the ESL Program if they are to be considered for placement.

Direct Entry into EAP 090 High Intermediate

If you have already taken an Academic IELTS test and achieved a minimum overall academic score of 5.5 (with no band lower than 5.0), you can enter directly into EAP 090 High Intermediate.

This is the former 040 which is changing into EAP 090.

Or Submit proof of a Duolingo score of 85-90

These scores must also be submitted no later than the 100% Refund (minus tuition deposit) deadline. If documents are submitted prior to the start of the semester, there is no requirement to write the in-house placement test.

Test results may not be more than 2 years old at the time of application to the ESL Program if they are to be considered for placement.

Direct Entry into EAP 030 Low Intermediate

To be eligible to enter EAP 030 Low Intermediate directly, you need to meet at least one of the following:

This is the former 030 which is changing into EAP 030.

  • Submit a proof of IELTS (Academic Test) Overall score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 4.5, or
  • Submit a proof of Duolingo overall average 75-80

These scores must also be submitted no later than the 100% Refund (minus tuition deposit) deadline. If documents are submitted prior to the start of the semester, there is no requirement to write the in-house placement test.

Test results may not be more than 2 years old at the time of application to the ESL Program if they are to be considered for placement.

Placement Exam

Upon acceptance to the EAP program, incoming students will take a placement exam. Students will be tested on their speaking, reading, writing, and hearing comprehension of the English language. The purpose of the exam is to determine what level is best suited for each student's skill set. This exam takes place during the first week of each semester.

Placement Exam Dates

 

Visa Requirements

Contact UR International for visa requirement information.