Admission RequirementsEnglish Language Proficiency Requirements for Academic Study
Students will take an English Placement Test (EPT) upon arrival and will be placed in the appropriate level of English language study as indicated.
If a student has a TOEFL or other test score they may elect to enter ESL or academic courses without taking the TRU English Placement Test for the following scores:
|Direct entry to academic programs||iBT||Paper-Based||Computer-Based||6.5+ with no bands below 6.0||81+||4.5+ with no component score below 4.0||Overall 70+ No subtest below 60|
|88+ with no section below 20||570+ TWE 4.5+||230+ Essay 4.5+|
|Direct entry into Level 5 ESL||80+||550-569 TWE 4.0+||213-229 Essay 4.0+||6.0+ with no band below 5.5||77+||4.0+ with no component score below 4.0||Overall 60+ No subtest below 50|
|Direct entry into Level 4 ESL||71+||530-549||197-212||5.5+ with no band below 5.0||74+||4.0+ with no component score below 3.5||Overall 50+ No subtest below 40|
|Direct entry into Level 3 ESL||61+||500-529||173-196||5.0+||69+||3.5+||Overall 40+|
*A student must meet or exceed the required level on all aspects to be at any specific level (e.g. Direct entry students must have 88+ and all sections at least 20). If a student does not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry, it is recommended that they write the TRU placement test to determine the appropriate placement for them in CESL.
**CESL Levels 4 & 5: students able to take 3 ESL courses and 2 academic courses.
Japanese English Language Proficiency Test – STEP – TRU will consider the STEP First Grade for direct entry into academic programs. We will also consider STEP Pre-First Grade Level as equivalent to TOEFL 500+ for placement purposes.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - TRU will consider the CEF C1 and C2 for direct entry into academic programs. We will also consider CEF B2 and B2+ as equivalent to the IELTS 5.0+ for placement purposes.
Cambridge ESOL - TRU will consider the CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) for direct entry into academic programs. The FCE (First Certificate in English) will be considered at the IELTS 5.0+ for placement purposes.
Admission requirements vary, but all TRU programs require secondary school completion for academic admission.
Students must be at least 17 years old.