Students accepted and enrolled in these pathway programs will be considered as conditionally meeting the English language proficiency requirements for most of Bow Valley College’s certificates and diploma programs.
Exceptions: ELL Pathway programs do not apply to programs with a proficiency requirement that is higher than IELTS 6.0 or is more restrictive than the general English language proficiency requirement at the college. The programs excluded from the pathway programs are:
Bow Valley College International English Language Learning Program
Students registered in our in-house International ELL program can be considered for conditional acceptance into most of our career programs considering that they also meet the academic requirements of the career programs. Please visit the International ELL webpage for more information about our program.
English Language Learning Partner Institutions
Bow Valley College has established pathway partnerships with the following ELL providers through which you can conditionally meet the English language proficiency requirements for most of our career programs:
Anne's Language House
Final requirement: Completion of General English Level 5 with a minimum grade of 75% (brochure).
English School of Canada
Final requirement: completion of the University & College Transfer Program (UCTP) with a minimum grade of 70% (for admission into post-secondary programs) and 80% (for post-graduate programs).
Final requirement: completion of Global Village Pathway Program – Level 6 (GV6) with a minimum grade of 80%.
Final requirement: completion of the University Pathway 3.2 Program with a minimum passing grade (average of 70%).
Final requirement: completion of Speech (SPCH155) Level 5 with a minimum grade of 75% or a B and Communication (COMN155) Level 5 with a minimum grade of 75% or a B. (Please see exception notes below).
Final requirement: completion of the English for Academic Purposes program Level 4 with a minimum grade of B (75-79%).
Final requirement: completion of the University Pathway Program Level 6 with a minimum grade of 80%.
University of Calgary English Language Program
Final requirement: completion of the ESL Semester Program, Level 6: Upper Advanced with a minimum grade of B+ in each of the following courses:
- ESL 610 – Academic Grammar and Composition
- ESL 620 – Academic Reading and Vocabulary
- ESL 630 – Academic Speaking and Listening
Document Validity for All Pathway Programs
The certificate or letter of completion are only valid for a period of 2 year after program completion. Results that expire prior to the Start Date of the program cannot be accepted. Official results must be submitted.
Conditional Acceptance into Career Programs
Students planning to receive conditional acceptance into Bow Valley College programs through one of these pathway programs must:
- Meet the academic requirements for the career program (more information on our website).
- Provide us with a copy of the Letter of Acceptance in the pathway program from our partner institution. The letter of acceptance must show the start and end date of the pathway program.
- If a student meets the academic requirements and provides proof of acceptance into the pathway program, a conditional offer of admission will be sent based on seat availability.
SAIT English Language Foundations Program: we require proof of enrolment in showing registration in both Speech (SPCH155 ) and Communications (COMN155) Level 5. Please connect with us to guide you in obtaining the proper document from SAIT at the time you submit your application for a program in Bow Valley College.
Meeting the English Language Proficiency Conditions for the Career Programs
To meet the English language proficiency requirements for most of our career programs the student must:
- Submit official transcripts from the partner institution by the deadline provided by Bow Valley College.
- The official transcripts should demonstrate that the learner has met the minimum required marks in the pathway programs.
- The official electronic transcripts must be must be sent by the partner institution directly to: Admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca
Printed official transcripts must be sent by the partner institution directly to:
Bow Valley College - Office of the Registrar
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada | T2G 4V1
4 Students who do not meet the conditions of the minimum mark required by the deadline given in the offer of admission will have their application for the career program closed for failing to meet the condition. No adjustments in start dates will be given and confirmation fee will remain non-refundable and non-transferable. Please refer to the Learner Account Policy for details on refunds.