Since all activities (lectures, seminars, laboratories) at Humber are conducted in English, it is essential that all students possess strong:
This allows students to cope with the rigors of the academic curriculum and to successfully complete the co-operative components of the programs.
Therefore, if your first language is not English, or if your previous education has been conducted in another language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by undertaking and submitting the results of one of the following at the level relative to the program to which you apply.
Please note that scores for the standardized English language tests:
1. A minimum of three years of full-time study in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language (i.e. the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English), with acceptable grades in all English courses. Applicants must complete courses at the following levels:
2. A minimum of one full year of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country and in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
3. The Humber English Language Proficiency (HELP) test with an overall minimum placement score of:
4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Academic Level with a score of:
5. The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) with a score of:
6. International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with a score of:
7. Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MELAB) with a score of:
8. Completion of the Humber English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program:
The above requirements are in addition to the Grade 12U, M (U/C) or OAC English subject requirements, or equivalents.
The above requirements are general guidelines only.
Humber reserves the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test based on the requirements of the specific program.
For admission purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimums stated above.
Applicants whose first language is French must present transcripts to indicate that they have taken three years of English in a Canadian secondary school or equivalent in order to be admitted without an English as a Second Language requirement.