Language Requirements

Trent Durham GTA accepts:

  • TOEFL PBT/IBT/IBT Special Home Edition
  • CAEL
  • The Duolingo English Test
  • C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency by Cambridge Assessment English
  • Pearson PTE Academic.

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements for an English proficiency test is 3 full years of study in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction (English as a Second Language [ESL] excluded).

The Trent-ESL pathway program now offers more value for your English-language learning. Our 2 highest ESL levels are now credit courses. This means that your ESL studies are now part of your degree. Trent is the only university in Canada granting full university credits for ESL that can be applied to all Trent undergraduate degrees. Now ESL students can finish Trent-ESL with up to 3 complete credits. This represents 60% of your first year of university study! Read more about English-language requirements.

Test Score
Minimum TOEFL Score 86 iBT with a minimum score of 20 in writing; or 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5.Order your official TOEFL Score Report to be sent directly to Trent through ETS. Trent's institutional code is 0896.
Minimum IELTS Score 6.5 with no band below 6.0
Minimum ITELP Score 60
Minimum CAEL Score 60
PTE (Pearson Test of English) 59
Other Test Scores The Duolingo English Test (only applicable for Undergraduate applications.) Minimum score of 115 115 C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Advanced English) by Cambridge Assessment English Grade of 'C'