English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met.  Our full English language proficiency policy is detailed in our Academic Calendar.

Proof of English Proficiency may be provided in one of three ways:

 

1. English Language Training Institutions:

NAME

DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENT

CONTACT

International Center for EAP(ICEAP):

 

Description:The International Centre for EAP (ICEAP) is the exclusive local language training partner for Cape Breton University. The centre is located on campus and in nearby Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and offers 8 levels of language instruction to help students prepare for successful academic careers.Note: A separate application is required for admission to ICEAP Requirement: Successful completion of the ICEAP Exit Exam and CBU Bridging Program. Website: www.iceap.caEmail: info@iceap.caPhone: (902)849-6821Fax: (902)849-7287Address: 101 Upper MacLean St, Glace Bay, NS, B1A 0A5

2. Official Testing Scores (Scores MUST be sent directly to CBU from the testing centre):

NAME REQUIRED SCORE CONTACT
TOEFL Paper-Based Test: 550Computer-Based Test: 213Internet- Based Test: 80 www.ets.orgCBU Institution Code: 9142
IELTS Overall Score: 6.5No Band Below: 6.0 www.ielts.org
CAEL Score: 60 www.cael.ca
MELAB Score: 85 www.cambridgemichigan.org/melab
CANTEST Reading & Listening: 4.5Writing: 4.0 www.olbi.uottawa.ca/en/cantest.php
Pearson PTE Score: 59 www.pearsonpte.com

3. Previous Education in English (Official documentation required):

Secondary School Successful completion of at least 2 years of academic instruction in a secondary institution, as recognized by CBU, where English is the primary language of instruction
Post-Secondary School Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution, as recognized by Cape Breton University, where English is the primary language of instruction.

 

Recruitment Department

Phone: 1-800-474-7212

Admissions (CAN)

Phone: (902) 563-1166

Admissions (INT'L)

Phone: (902) 563-1844