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15.2 English for Academic Purposes 2019/2020

15.2 English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is a comprehensive intensive program designed to prepare academically qualified students whose native language is not English for the purpose of admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s degree programs. The EAP program is for prospective International, Permanent Resident or Canadian students whose level of English language proficiency (ELP) is at a high-intermediate to low-advanced level of fluency. This program is not designed for beginners. Academically qualified students can apply for admission to EAP Tier 1 and EAP Tier 2.

A. Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants will need to submit minimum scores in one of the following:

  1. TOEFL iBT 40
  2. IELTS 4.0
  3. CLB 4.0

Results from placement testing will place applicants into the appropriate tier courses of the program.

EAP Tier 2 (EAP 101, 102, 103, and 104) 4 months Advanced Proficiency (TOEFL scores 60-79; IELTS 4.8-5.9; CLB 5.0 )
EAP Tier 1 (EAP 96, 97, 98, and 99) 4 months Intermediate Proficiency (TOEFL scores 40-59; IELTS 4.0 – 4.7; CLB 4.0)

B. Application Deadlines

Fall Winter Spring
Application Deadline Document Deadline Application Deadline Document Deadline Application Deadline Document Deadline
Domestic Students June 1 June 15 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 March 1 March 15
International Students May 1 June 15 Oct. 1 Nov. 15 Feb. 1 March 15

C. Program Requirements

One term (four months) is required to complete each tier. EAP courses are offered during the Fall and Winter.

All EAP Tier 1 students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in all co-requisite courses of the tier will be permitted to advance to Tier 2. Students who achieve a grade of “C-” or lower in one or more co-requisite course will be required to repeat and successfully complete all courses of the first tier before advancing to tier 2.

EAP Tier 2 students who successfully complete EAP Tier 2 courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better, will meet the broader English Language requirement for admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Undergraduate or Graduate degree programs with the exception of Concordia University of Edmonton’s After-Degree in Education program.

Admission into regular university programs requires the successful completion of EAP Tier 2.

EAP students are advised that grades for EAP courses are not used in the calculation of yearly grade point averages for the purposes of the official transcript of record. These students are also advised that faculty requirements for continuation in a degree program are significantly different than that for the EAP program. Students must refer to the appropriate sections of this Calendar for specific graduation requirements.

Course Descriptions for the courses in the EAP program can be found in section 15.3.