Students admitted to King's University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of your proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading English. Typically, this is done through an official test or ESL program. We reserve the right to ask anybody to provide proof of English language proficiency. For more information about these tests, please see below:

Can I get an English Language Proficiency Test exemption?

Maybe! One of these statements must be true for you:

  • I attended four years of secondary school in English on a full-time basis
  • I attended two years of an Ontario college in English on a full-time basis
  • I attended one year of university in English on a full-time basis
  • Completion of AP English exam with a score of 4 or higher.
  • Completion of IB English HL (A1 or A2).
  • Completion of IB English SL with Predicted or Final score of 4 or higher.
  • Completion of GCE AS (Advanced Subsidiary) or A Level (Advanced Level) *English with minimum Predicted or Final grade of "A"
  • Completion of IGCSE O Level (Ordinary Level) *English with minimum Final grade of "A"

*Note that IGCSE and GCE English as an Additional Language are not accepted

And all of the following must also be true: 

  • My classes were taught in English
  • I took academic courses
  • I did not take English as a second language course(s)
  • I took grade 12 English (if your high school was in Canada)

If you meet the exemption criteria, please complete the English Language Proficiency Exemption form here.

If your exemption is approved, you will be notified via email to the email address on your application.

*Please note that fees may be modified at any time.