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);

If you have completed, or are in the process of completing, the International Baccalaureate diploma, you may meet our English language requirements. You 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, or write the French Language Admissions Test administered by Student Recruitment and Applicant Relations. Please contact us at 416-487-6710 or liaison@glendon.yorku.ca for more details and to schedule your test.

Acceptable language tests
Minimum score required
YELT
York English Language Test
Overall band: 1-5
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 YELT, IELTS, TOEFL).