English is the language of instruction and examination at the University of Toronto. Success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English may be requested to provide proof of English facility by providing acceptable scores in one of the recognized English Facility tests. If your first language (i.e. the language you learned at home as a child) is not English, but you have studied in English (for at least four years full-time) you may qualify for exemption from the English facility requirement. 

Electronic data (or official score reports if the testing agency is not among those who submit electronically) must be sent directly from the testing agency and must be received by May 27, 2022 for consideration for admission in September 2022.


English Language Facility

The following table illustrates the types of applicant who will be required to present proof of English facility.

First Language Requirements
English You are not required to provide proof of English facility
French

Four years or more of full-time study in a Canadian school system achieving satisfactory academic progress.
You are not required to provide proof of English facility.


Less than four years satisfactory full-time study in a Canadian school system.
You must present proof of English facility.

Language other than English or French

Four years or more of full-time study achieving, in an English language school system in a country where the dominant language is English, satisfactory academic progress.
You are not required to provide proof of English facility.


Less than four years satisfactory full-time study, in an English language school system in a country where the dominant language is English.
You must present proof of English facility.


Information about English Language Testing

  • Applicants required to present proof of English facility must arrange to take one of the acceptable tests listed below in time for the official test scores to be sent directly from the testing agency to the Faculty no later than May 27, 2022.
  • Please note that some test results are not available for up to six weeks after the test date. As a result, it is recommended you choose an early test date to allow your scores to be received well in advance of the deadline. Unless otherwise notified, applicants required to present proof of English facility must arrange for re-testing if they do not achieve the minimum required scores indicated below.
  • If you are, or have ever been, a registered degree student at the University of Toronto you are not required to present an English facility test score for admission consideration for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy since you have already satisfied the University of Toronto English facility requirement. This does not apply to visiting students (i.e. non-degree students taking courses at the University of Toronto on a letter of permission).
  • Most testing agencies will not issue scores older than two years. If your tests results are older than two years, you must arrange for re-testing.
     

Acceptable English Language Tests

For testing agencies that do not provide electronic score reports, a hard copy version of test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to:

Attn:  PharmD Admissions Office
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 3M2

 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE)
  • Internet-based Test: minimum requirement of total score of 100 + 22 on Writing
  • Paper–based Test (discontinued in July 2017): minimum requirement of total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE
  • Results from the Special Home Edition of the Internet-based Test (launched in select countries in March 2020) will be considered.
  • Paper-delivered Test results will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  • We do not accept TOEFL ITP or ‘TOEFL ITP Plus for China’ or TOEFL MyBest (Super-scored) test results.
  • Results must be reported electronically to the university from ETS-TOEFL. The institution code for the University of Toronto is 0982-00.

Website
Email: toefl@ets.org

 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module
  • The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Results must be reported electronically from IELTS.  Select ‘University of Toronto (Undergraduate and Graduate programs)’ from the list of options. 
  • We do not accept paper results.  Contact your IELTS test centre directly to arrange for your scores to be set electronically to U of Toronto via the IELTS Results Service.  All test centres worldwide are able to transmit scores to our system.  You must provide the following information to the test centre when submitting your request:
  • IELTS Results Service Account Name: University of Toronto – Undergraduate and Graduate programs
  • IELTS Results Service Account address:  172 St. George St, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 0A3 (note this is not a mailing address for documents for your PharmD application)
  • U of T receives IELTS results on an ongoing basis. 
  • Note the IELTS General Training test  or Indicator test are not acceptable.

Website: www.ielts.org

English Testing Canada is also a registered IELTS testing centre:
English Testing Canada
455 Spadina Ave, Unit 401, Toronto, ON M5S 2G8
Tel: 416-946-3942
Website:  www.myetc.ca; Email: info@myetc.ca

IELTS testing is also offered on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • This test is no longer available as of June 2018; however, we can still accept results from tests previously taken if they have already been reported to University of Toronto, directly from the testing service.  Only previously reported scores may be considered – the testing agency will not report scores older than 2 years.. 
  • The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part score below 80.(the optional MELAB Oral Test not required).
 English Language Diagnosis and Assessment/Certificate of Proficiency in English (ELDA/COPE)
  • The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing, and 22 in each of Reading and Listening.
  • ELDA/COPE is currently available in Toronto only. Results must be sent to U of T electronically by the testing service.

Website:  www.copetest.com
E-mail: info@copetest.com

University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies “Academic English” course
  • The minimum requirement is a grade of ‘B’ at the 60/Advanced level.
  • Upon successful completion of the Academic English Level 60 course, you must ask the English Language Program office to send the results electronically to Enrollment Services.  Additionally, request that an official hard-copy of the score results be sent to us by mail.

Email: learn.english@utoronto.ca
Website
Telephone: (416) 978-5104

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment
  • The minimum requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Website:  www.cael.ca
Email:  info@cael.ca

The official final results must be mailed to us directly by the testing service.

CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
  • The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5 and no part below 4.

Website: www.Cantest.uottawa.ca
Email:  cantest@uOttawa.ca

The official final results must be mailed to us directly by the testing service. 

Duolingo English Test

The minimum requirement is an overall score of 120. Subscore results must be submitted. Results from tests completed before July 15, 2019 will not be accepted.

For information, visit: englishtest.duolingo.com

To send your results, log in to your Duolingo English Test account and use the “Send Results” function to forward your results to “University of Toronto – Undergraduate”.   It is suggested that you wait until after March 1st to send your scores as the U of Toronto  ID, which you will be prompted to add, may not be available until after this date.