English Proficiency Requirement
Applicants must possess proficiency in both oral and written academic English. Those applicants whose native language is not English are normally required to demonstrate this proficiency regardless of their academic qualifications. TWU accepts official original results from TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, and the ESL Proficiency exams. These results must be submitted at the time of application. Applicants may also complete the academic TWU/ESL program (see Academic ESL Requirements below). As well, students must complete WRTG 101 and ENGL 101 in their first year of full-time study at Trinity Western University.
Proof of English language proficiency is required from all international students with the exception of natives of:
- New Zealand
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Countries of the West Indies except Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia
In the case of those who are not native to these countries but who have studied at a high school or post-secondary level in one of them, proof of English language proficiency is still required if less than four years of study have been completed. In cases of four years or more, their completed application will be reviewed and the language requirement may be waived. Students must submit a letter of appeal requesting this requirement be waived. If it is waived, ENGL 101 must normally be completed in the student’s first semester.back to top
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