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English 12 (C-) and IELTS 5.5 Equivalents

High School Courses

  • Completion of BC English 12 or English Literature 12 or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of C –
  • Completion of Communications 12 with a minimum grade of B
  • Completion of, as part of the Adult Dogwood Diploma, English 12 with a minimum grade of C- or Communications 12 with a minimum grade of B
  • Completion of IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 2 (or C-)
  • Completion of AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of C-

For English 12 and all other provincially examinable courses, KPU will accept the blended grade (classroom grade + provincial examination grade) OR the classroom grade — whichever is higher — for the purposes of Faculty and program admission, and for satisfying course prerequisites. Current students wishing to use a higher classroom mark for the purposes of satisfying prerequisites should request to have an official copy of their high school transcript sent to Admissions should they wish to have their academic record updated to include the classroom mark for any provincially examinable courses.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Successful completion of one semester of study (15 credits) at the undergraduate level, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction

KPU Courses

  • Completion of ELST 0181 with a minimum grade of B-
  • Completion of ENGQ 1079 with a minimum grade of C

Testing Options

  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into one of ENGQ 1089 or ELST 0281
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall band of 5.5 or higher, with a minimum 5.5 in each band, taken within the last two years
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): iBT 61 or higher, with no sub score less than 18, taken within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 50 or higher with no sub score less than 40, taken within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 46 or higher, taken within the last two years
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 3 with an essay score of 23 or higher, taken within the last two years