The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement applies to all applicants to undergraduate programs, regardless of citizenship or country of origin. The University of Lethbridge reserves the right to use discretion in determining adequate levels of language proficiency to ensure success in academic programs.
Note: The following policies do not apply to Exchange students.
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|British Virgin Islands||Singapore|
|Canada||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Cayman Islands||St. Lucia|
|Dominica||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Falkland Islands||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Fiji||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Grenada||United States of America|
|Ireland (Republic of)|
|Barbuda||Papua New Guinea|
Language Proficiency requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed at least three consecutive years of full-time academic study in a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English. These studies must include satisfactory completion of Alberta’s English Language Arts 30-1, or its equivalent, or at least two transferable term courses (6.0 credit hours) in English. These studies must precede admission by not more than two years.
A list of recognized institutions is available at www.uleth.ca/ross/admission-information/elp_exempt. This list is not exhaustive; study at other English-language institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may be required to provide satisfactory documentation confirming the language of instruction. Examples of acceptable documentation include an official letter from the educational institution or statements from the institution’s official calendar/catalogue.
Waivers are not automatically granted. Waivers may not be granted, or may be revoked, if contradictory evidence exists. Examples of contradictory evidence include low standardized scores, low grades on an English-based course, or significant communication difficulties.
Individual circumstances will be reviewed by the Manager of Admissions whose decision shall be final.