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English 12 (C) and IELTS 6.0 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, as part of the Adult Dogwood Diploma, English 12 with a minimum grade of C
  • Completion of IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 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 year of study (30 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 0281 with a minimum grade of B-
  • Completion of ENGQ 1089 with a minimum grade of C

Testing Options

  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into one of ENGQ 1091, 1092, 1099 or ELST 0381
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall band of 6.0 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band, taken within the last two years
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): iBT 80 or higher, with no sub score less than 19, taken within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 60 or higher with no sub score less than 50, taken within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 54 or higher, taken within the last two years
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 4 with an essay score of 26 or higher, taken within the last two years