Test scores for 2020-2021

Since lectures, seminars and laboratory activities at Fanshawe College are conducted in the English language, it is essential that students have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English appropriate for the program to which they have applied. Applicants for whom English is a second language, therefore, must submit evidence of their ability in the English language as part of the application procedure. Please check your Program Information page for specific test scores.

For programs other than Pharmacy Technician, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Practical Nursing, Medical Radiation Technology and Dental Hygiene, (1) this requirement may be satisfied by achieving a Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School (2) (cannot be an English as a Second Language course) OR by one of the following:

SDS Program applicants

International students applying through the SDS Program (Student Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Senegal, Morocco and Pakistan should note that the SDS IELTS requirements are 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands. For programs listing a higher IELTS requirement, the higher score will be required. Please note: There may be additional country-specific requirements.

English language requirements by program type

Note: test results must be within the last 2 years.  Please check for program exceptions below.

Post-Secondary Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Certificate programs

TOEFL: 79 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 53
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ELE: Minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test for most programs.
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Graduate Certificate and Degree programs

TOEFL: 88 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

Exceptions

Business Fundamentals (BFS2)
TOEFL: 61 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 5.5 with no score less than 5.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 50 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 47
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 162 with no language skill less than 154
ELE: Minimum score of 65% in all sections of the test
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8

 

Collaborative Nursing program (Collaborative Degree) (NSG3)
TOEFL: 92 internet-based test (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening)
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking
MELAB: Minimum score must be 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview

 

911 and Public Safety Communications (PSC1)
TOEFL: 79 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 53
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all section of the test
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

Honours Bachelor of Applied Technology - Biotechnology (BIO2)

Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (ELC1)
TOEFL: 88 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 60 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

Pharmacy Technician (PTN1)
TOEFL: 91 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
MELAB: Minimum score of 81 with at least a 3+ on the oral interview

 

Dental Hygiene (DHY3)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI1)
Paramedic (PAR2)

Respiratory Therapy (RST4)

Practical Nursing (PNG5 & PNG5W)

Medical Radiation Technology (MRT1)

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OPA1)

TOEFL: 92 internet-based test (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening)
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 65
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no language skill less than 176 and a score of 185 in listening
MELAB: Minimum score of 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Intercultural Competence (TES2)

TOEFL: 88 internet-based test 
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 60 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 


(1) Applicants to the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Practical Nursing, Medical Radiation Technology and Dental Hygiene programs must satisfy this requirement by having at least four recent years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English OR satisfying this requirement by submitting one of the test results with an acceptable score as indicated above. Applicants to the Pharmacy Technician program must satisfy this requirement by having a Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit as part of a minimum of four consecutive English credits at the high school level in Canada (or equivalent) OR satisfying this requirement by submitting one of the test results with an acceptable score as indicated above.

(2) Depending on the program's English Language Requirements.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System - Academic
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language
PTE Academic- Pearson Test of English - Academic
Cambridge English Test: Results from FCE (Cambridge English: First), CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) and CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
ELE - English Language Evaluation (at Fanshawe College). International applicants from a select number of countries may not be eligible to take Fanshawe College's English Language Equivalency (ELE) test. It is advised that English language proficiency requirements are met in full before arrival in Canada.
MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
ESL4/GAP5 - English as a Second Language/General Arts and Science - English Language Studies

Please check your Program Information page for specific test scores.

 

Test scores for 2019-2020

*Post-Secondary Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Certificate programs

Check Exceptions
TOEFL: 550 paper-based test, 79 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. Health programs and Practical Nursing require a score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 53
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ELE: Minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test for most programs. Some Health programs require a minimum score of 75% in all sections; other Health programs and Practical Nursing have unique requirements. Please check program for specific details.
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Post-secondary exceptions *

*SDS Program applicants

International students applying through the SDS Program (Student Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Senegal, Morocco and Pakistan should note that the SDS IELTS requirements are 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands. For programs listing a higher IELTS requirement, the higher score will be required. Please note: There may be additional country-specific requirements.

 

*Business Fundamentals
TOEFL: 500 paper-based test, 61 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 5.5 with no score less than 5.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 50 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 47
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 162 with no language skill less than 154
ELE: Minimum score of 65% in all sections of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8

 

*Pharmacy Technician
TOEFL: 577 paper-based test, 91 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Not available
PTE Academic: Not available
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): Not available
ELE: Not available
MELAB: Minimum score of 81 with at least a 3+ on the oral interview
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Not available

 

*Paramedic and,
*Emergency Telecommunications
TOEFL: 550 paper-based test, 79 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 53
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all section of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

*Respiratory Therapy and,
*Practical Nursing and,
*Medical Radiation Technology and,
*Dental Hygiene
TOEFL: 580 paper-based test, 92 internet-based test (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening)
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 65
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking
ELE: Not available
MELAB: Minimum score must be 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

**Graduate Certificate programs

Check Exceptions
TOEFL: 570 paper-based test, 88 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Graduate exceptions **

*SDS Program applicants

International students applying through the SDS Program (Student Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Senegal, Morocco and Pakistan should note that the SDS IELTS requirements are 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands. For programs listing a higher IELTS requirement, the higher score will be required. Please note: There may be additional country-specific requirements.

 

**Advanced Care Paramedic
**Anesthesia Assistant
**Emergency Management
TOEFL: 570 paper-based test, 88 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169 and a score of 176 in listening
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

**Magnetic Resonance Imaging
TOEFL: 577 paper-based test, 91 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL: Score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169 and a score of 176 in listening
ELE: Not available
MELAB: Minimum score of 81 with at least a 3+ on the oral interview
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Not available

 

*** Degree programs

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TOEFL: 560 paper-based test, 84 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands with test results within the last two years
CAEL: Overall score of 70
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 59
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Degree exceptions ***

***Collaborative Nursing program (Collaborative Degree)
TOEFL: 580 paper-based test, 92 internet-based test (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening)
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking
CAEL: Not available
PTE Academic: Not available
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): Not available
ELE: Not available
MELAB: Minimum score must be 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Not available

 

***Honours Bachelor of Applied Technology - Biotechnology
***Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership
TOEFL: 570 paper-based test, 88 internet-based test
IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking
CAEL: Overall score of 70
PTE Academic: Minimum score of 65
Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE): with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking
ELE: Minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test
MELAB: Not available
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

 


(1) Applicants to the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Practical Nursing, Medical Radiation Technology and Dental Hygiene programs must satisfy this requirement by having at least four recent years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English OR satisfying this requirement by submitting one of the test results with an acceptable score as indicated above. Applicants to the Pharmacy Technician program must satisfy this requirement by having a Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit as part of a minimum of four consecutive English credits at the high school level in Canada (or equivalent) OR satisfying this requirement by submitting one of the test results with an acceptable score as indicated above.

(2) Depending on the program's English Language Requirements.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System - Academic
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language
PTE Academic- Pearson Test of English - Academic
Cambridge English Test: Results from FCE (Cambridge English: First), CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) and CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
ELE - English Language Evaluation (at Fanshawe College)
MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
ESL4/GAP5 - English as a Second Language/General Arts and Science - English Language Studies

Please check your Program Information page for specific test scores.

IELTS Indicator Test

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting temporary closures of many IELTS testing centres around the world, Fanshawe College is making an addition to the English language requirement options for admission to post-secondary programs.

Effective May 15, 2020, for the September 2020 intake and for the January 2021 intake, Fanshawe will accept the IELTS Indicator Test with scores matching the regular IELTS requirements.

Duolingo Language Test

Also effective for the September 2020 intake  and for the January 2021 intake, Fanshawe College will accept the Duolingo Language Test with scores at or above the following levels:

 

Program level Duolingo Language Test scores
Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma Between 105 and 110
Degree Between 115 and 120
Graduate certificate Between 125 and 130

 

The SDS (Student Direct Stream) program requires IELTS results. IRCC has not clarified if alternate test results will be acceptable under SDS.

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