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Admission Requirements

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at WLIC is English. Before being granted admission into a program at WLIC, you must demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below. Individual band scores apply.

Direct Entry

If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit support course called Introduction to our Learning Community (ILC101). This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Integrated Entry

If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take Introduction to our Learning Community (ILC101), two academic courses and two required integrated tutorials to support your academic courses in your first term of study. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

*The Canadian High Commission, in accordance with visa assessment guidelines, may place additional English language proficiency requirements on students from particular countries, which may differ from published requirements listed above.

**Students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with Reading and Writing minimum 5.5), TOEFL 79 (minimum 18 in all bands), PVT overall 61, or Duolingo level of 100, are exempt from the Introduction to our Learning Community course (ILC 101).

*** WLIC will continue to accept Duolingo English Test for admission consideration for fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Official results must be sent to us electronically by Duolingo.

IELTS test dates can be found through the following link: www.ielts.org

Students wanting to submit TOEFL scores should request the originals to be sent to WLIC directly quoting Institution Code C920.

In addition to the IELTS and TOEFL tests, students may satisfy the University’s English language proficiency requirement in other ways as outlined on the University’s website.

Important Notes:

  • A credit in Grade 12 English (or the equivalent) in and of itself, is not enough to satisfy the English Language Requirements.
  • Students attending a Canadian curriculum offshore school in China will be exempted from submitting an English proficiency test score if you have successfully studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years (supporting documents will be required at the time of application). If it has been more than 2 years since the completion of this education, an English language test will be requested.
  • WLIC reserves the right to require applicants with an English Language Proficiency score disparate from their academic English prerequisite achievement to present further evidence of proficiency.

Academic Entry Requirements:

Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below*. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

Entry into UTP Stage I generally requires the successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific academic requirements are listed below.

*Meeting minimum admissions requirements as listed below does not guarantee admission. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

Not all qualifications are listed. If you have other qualifications, please send details to admissions@laurieric.ca for assessment.

Mathematics requirements

The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required for entry into UTP Stage II in the Science and Business streams, and for some countries for all streams (see below table).

Once accepted to WLIC, before you start a Business or Science program you will be required to take the Math Placement Assessment. Students may be required to complete a preparatory math course in the first term of UTP Stage II as a prerequisite to the required math course for their program. The preparatory math course is additional to your required courses for your particular program.


For countries not listed, please contact admissions@laurieric.ca. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

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