In partnership with Western English Language Center, the King's Enhanced Year (KEY) Program is an eight-month program for students who are close to meeting the language proficiency requirements for direct entry to King's University College. By joining the KEY Program, students will strengthen their English, develop fluency and gain confidence while studying in two university-level degree credits to gain a head start on completing their degree at King's.

The KEY program is designed for applicants who are interested in pursuing degree programs/modules in Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) or Economics. You can review Program Checklists here.

Along with 15 hours of mandatory English as a Second Language (ESL) training, you will be enroled in the following degree courses:

Description The problem of scarcity and its implications, choice; opportunity cost, specialization and exchange; supply and demand; economic choices of households and firms; competition and monopoly; resource markets; public policy; income distribution.
Antirequisites Economics 1020.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description National income; aggregate supply and aggregate demand; inflation, unemployment and interest rates; money and monetary institutions; economic growth; balance of payments; and exchange rates.
Antirequisites Economics 1020
Co-requisites Economics 1021A/B. Students are strongly advised to take Economics 1021A/B before taking Economics 1022A/B
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description Matrix algebra including vectors and matrices, linear equations, determinants. This course is intended primarily for students in the Social Sciences, but may meet minimum requirements for some Science modules.
Antirequisites Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, 2811B, Mathematics 1600A/B, 2120A/B, 2155F/G, 2211A/B, the former Mathematics 2155A/B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, the former Mathematics 030, 031, 203b.
Prerequisites One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCF3M, MCR3U, or equivalent.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description Calculus for the Social Sciences. Review of differential calculus with transcendental functions; methods of integration; constrained and unconstrained multivariable optimization, with applications; mathematical modelling with differential equations, including applications in management, finance, economics, and social science.
Antirequisites Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, 1413, Calculus 1000A/B, 1301A/B, 1500A/B, 1501A/B, Math 1225A/B. Extra Information: 4 lecture hours, 0.5 course. (King’s, Brescia and Huron)
Prequisites One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, Mathematics 0110A/B.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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You must successfully complete the English language courses as well as the degree courses to be eligible to enrol at King’s for the following academic year.

*Unsuccessful completion of either component of the program (English language courses or degree courses) will result in the cancellation of any further registration at King’s at Western.

How do I apply to the KEY Program?

You may apply online here

For whom is the program designed?

One of the following test results must be met:

  • IELTS Minimum Overall Score must be 5.5, all other sections minimum 5.0.
  • TOEFL - Minimum Overall Score of 62, Reading and Listening not below 12, Speaking and Writing not below 16.
  • CAEL - Minimum 35 in all sections
  • PTE Academic - Minimum Overall Score of 43, with no section less than 40.
  • DUOLINGO - Minimum Overall Score of 85, minimum of 85 for each subscore
  • C1/C2 - Minimum Overall Score of 162 (no individual section below 154)

For more details on eligibility for the KEY program, please contact us:

What documents do I need to include in my application?

Students will need to include their high school or college transcripts, as well as proof of current English proficiency results. For details about the application process for degree study, please visit the King's Admissions website.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for this year is June 1st. However, spaces are limited, and it is recommended that students apply as far in advance of this deadline as possible.

How much does it cost to study in the KEY Program?

September 7th, 2024 – April 30th, 2025, includes EAP and 2.0 University Year 1 credits

Fee: $31,500* (includes tuition and ancillary fees - does not include residence).

What are my housing options?

Students can choose to stay in one of our on-campus residences, or make their own housing arrangements off-campus. Students often choose to stay in residence during their first year and then live off-campus during subsequent years of study. This helps students to better adjust to the Canadian culture and make new friends. King's will help all students make arrangements for on-campus housing.

Where can I learn more about my housing options at King's?

Please visit King’s Housing website.

Need Help?

We are happy to help students select the program that is right for them and to guide them through the application process.

For more information on our English language partner, Western English Language Centre (WELC), please visit their website.

Please contact us with any questions.