An Assessment Report is required, describing your level of education completed internationally for Comparable Canadian Standards. Northern College would prefer ICAS Assessment Reports as all levels of education – secondary, post-secondary and technical – can be assessed. Northern College will recognize and accept Assessment Reports from the following Service Providers:
Proficiency Tests for International applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English by taking the following:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTs Academic – Issued with past 2 years
Certificate and Diploma programs: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual Band score under 6.0; however, we will accept one band at 5.5.
Be advised that the following programs require: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual Band score under 6.0
- Practical Nursing
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician
- Environmental Technician
Post-Graduate or Degree programs: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual Band score under 6.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
- Diploma or Certificate programs: 58+
- Post-Graduate Certificate or Diploma programs: 60+
- Advanced Standings: 60+
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A score of 550 paper and 213 computer-based; 79-IBT.
For additional details see: Test of English as a Foreign Language
Our English Language Proficiency programs include English As A Second Language (ESL) and English Academic Program (GAS EAP) for international students.