English as a Second Language

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English by writing one of the following tests:

Official test scores must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by the testing centre. St. Thomas University's ETS number is 0803.

Students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the ESL program:

  • TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 69
  • IELTS 5.0
  • CAEL 40, 50
  • CEQ B2 First
  • DET 85

Students with the scores below are eligible to take five regular academic courses but may take integrated and assisted courses if they wish:

  • TOEFL 89 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 573 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • CAEL 60
  • CEQ C or higher (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency)
  • DET 105