As a Glendon applicant, you can provide proof of language proficiency in English or French. If you’re proving language proficiency in English, there is no minimum French requirement.

If you’re applying to one of our undergraduate programs, you may meet our language requirements if you have successfully completed (or are in the process of successfully completing) one of the following:

  • Four full years of study in Canada in English or French at the high school level;
  • Four full years of study at the secondary school level
    • in English, in a country where English is a primary language (or primary language of instruction) OR
    • in French, in a country where French is a primary language (or primary language of instruction);
  • One full year of study in an accredited university degree program
    • in English, in a country where English is a primary language OR
    • in French, in a country where French is a primary language
  • Two full years of study in English in an accredited college diploma/ applied degree program
    • in English, in a country where English is a primary language (or primary language of instruction) OR
    • in French, in a country whereFrench is a primary language (or primary language of instruction);
  • Students who have completed, or are in the process of completing, the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in English or French may meet our language requirements. Students must show achievement of the IB diploma once it’s been granted.

 

Note: We don’t count time spent in ESL, letters written by applicants, or senior level high school English course(s) as proof of English language proficiency.

These requirements are general guidelines only. We reserve the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test. If you’re not sure that you meet our language requirements, submit an acceptable English or French language test score as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in the processing of your application.

Proof of language proficiency
You can provide one of the language tests listed below:

Acceptable language tests
Minimum score required
TOEFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language
York’s TOEFL code is 0894
Computer-based: 220
Paper-based: 560
iBT: 83
IELTS (Academic)
International English Language Testing Service
Overall score: 6.5
TFI
Test de français international
Overall score: 785

*Please note: if you have already completed Level 9 of the YUELI Advanced Placement program, you may use this as proof of language (in lieu of IELTS, TOEFL).
**For the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Session only, students who cannot access the currently accepted language test may submit the Duolingo English Language Placement test. A Duolingo score of 115 or higher is required.
***Any test scores submitted to York University for the purpose of satisfying your language requirements must have been achieved within the last two (2) years. Effective May 2019 the YELT is no longer offered by York University. YELT scores remain valid for two years after the YELT test is taken.