Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

1.1.8 Proof of Proficiency in English

Applicants are not required to submit proof of proficiency in English if they meet one of the following conditions: their mother tongue/first language is English; or they have completed both Secondary V and a Diploma of Collegial Studies in Quebec; or they have studied for five or more years in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

All other applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, using one of the following five options:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Most undergraduate programs require 233 (577 for the paper-based version). Some programs require higher or lower scores.

McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English

For further information about the program contact the Department of Languages and Translation, Centre for Continuing Education, 688 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 1199, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1. Telephone: (514) 398-6160. E-mail:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

A band score of 6.5 or better.

University of Michigan English Language Test (MELAB)

A minimum mark of 85%.

APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language)

A minimum score of 4.

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