Programs at the Faculty of Information are language-intensive
Some courses may use English in very particular philosophical and nuanced ways
Students are expected to function smoothly and subtly in both written and verbal English
Students are also expected to be English-language proficient in one-on-one interactions, group work, formal presentations, and in electronic communication media
For these reasons, the Faculty of Information may require scores higher than the SGS language competency scores
Scores must be from tests taken within the last two years
Acceptable Tests & Faculty of Information Minimum Scores
TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
Institution Code for U of T Graduate Studies: 0982-00
- Internet-based Test (iBT)
overall score: 107/120
speaking section: 24/30
writing section: 27/30
- Paper-based Test
overall score: 600
Test of Written English (TWE): 5.5
IELTS – International English Language Testing System (Academic)
overall score: 7.5
Cambridge English – C1: Advanced and C2: Proficiency
Required score: 185 overall with at least 176 for each component.
Applicants should use the “Send Your Result” function on the Candidate Results portal (https://candidates.cambridgeenglish.org) to send their results electronically to the University of Toronto.
COPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English
overall score: 95
writing component: 41
each of the other components: 27
English Language Program, UofT School of Continuing Studies
overall score: ‘A’ in Level 60 in Academic English
*Please note, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) temporarily accepted the Duolingo English Test (DET) to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement for graduate admission to the Fall 2020 session only. Considering that testing centres for both TOEFL and IELTS have been resumed, Duolingo will not be accepted for Fall 2021-22 admissions. SGS will accept scores from the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition from applicants for this application cycle until further notice. Be assured that ETS intends to offer the at home tests as long as COVID-19 is a concern so that students can opt to take the test from the safety of home.
Some applicants may be exempt from completing an English proficiency test if they meet one of the conditions found at the bottom of the following page. Should you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 978-3234.