To be accepted as a NorQuest Bridging student, you must be within one grade level of your target program’s requirement in each academic subject. Applicants must provide a high school transcript, current within the last five years, or complete a NorQuest College placement assessment to show that academic requirements have been met.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Each NorQuest Bridging applicant must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the NorQuest Bridging program.
Acceptable evidence of ELP for students seeking admission to Band E programs may be one of the following:
- IELTS Academic: 5
- TOEFL iBT: 40
- minimum of 80% in ESLS 5000 or ESLS 5100, and 80% in ESLW 5000 or ESLW 5100
Acceptable evidence of ELP for students seeking admission to Band F programs may be one of the following:
- IELTS Academic: 5.5
- TOEFL iBT: 54
- minimum of 80% in ESLS 6000 or ESLS 6100, and 80% in ESLW 6000 or ESLW 6100
For international students who do not yet have a study permit, we recommend you have a high school diploma before applying to the NorQuest Bridging program.
Participating post-secondary programs
ELP Band E programs
ELP Band F programs
- Disability Studies
- Early Learning and Child Care
- Environmental Protection Technology
- Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant
- Settlement Studies
- Therapeutic Recreation
NorQuest Bridging students who do not meet their target program’s requirements in full by their specified due date may remain as Bridging students, but will no longer have a guaranteed seat in the target program.