English Language Proficiency Requirements
The following are the Language Proficiency Requirements for admission to Bow Valley College's career certificate and diploma programs. Please note these are not the complete admissions requirements for each program; for a complete list of academic and other admission requirements, please see the listing for that program.
Applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:
|Program||IELTS - Academic
|Disability Studies, Early Learning and Child Care||5 with minimum
band score of 4.5
|53||n/a||Grade B||7 in each strand|
|Aboriginal Addictions Services Counselling, Education Assistant, Health Care Aide||5.5 with minimum
band score of 5.0
|71||Grade B||n/a||8 in each strand|
Business Administration Certificate,
Business Administration Diploma (all majors)
Dental Business Assistant, Events Management Certificate, Hospital Unit Clerk, Interior Decorating,
Justice Studies, Legal Assistant,
Medical Office Assistant, Nutrition Manager, Veterinary Office Assistant
|6 with minimum
band score of 5.5
|83||Grade B||n/a||8 in each strand|
(see below for more information)
|6.5 with minimum
band score of 6.0
|91 with minimum scores
Listening - 21
Reading - 22
Writing - 25
Speaking - 23
|Practical Nurse programs||Listening - 7.5
Reading - 6.5
Writing - 7.0
Speaking - 7.0
|92||Grade B||n/a||8 in each strand|
OR: Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
English Proficiency Tests
- What is IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)?
- What is TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)?
- What is the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) test?
IELTS (Academic) and TOEFL results are valid for two years from the day of testing. Results that expire prior to the Start Date of the program cannot be accepted. Official results must be submitted.