To be accepted as a NorQuest Bridging student, you must provide a high school transcript, current within the last five years, or complete a NorQuest College placement assessment to show that you will be able to meet academic requirements for your target program as a NorQuest Bridging student.
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.
The following minimum ELP scores are for students who do not require any Academic Upgrading coursework during their Bridging program. Applicants who also require Academic Upgrading need higher ELP scores.
Acceptable evidence of ELP for students seeking admission to Band E programs may be one of the following:
- IELTS Academic: 4.5; no section score below 4.0
- TOEFL iBT: 34
- Duolingo: 75
- minimum of 80% in ESLS 4000 or ESLS 4100, and 80% in ESLW 4000 or ESLW 4100
Acceptable evidence of ELP for students seeking admission to Band F programs may be one of the following:
- IELTS Academic: 5.0; no section score below 4.5
- TOEFL iBT: 40
- Duolingo: 85
- minimum of 80% in ESLS 5000 or ESLS 5100, and 80% in ESLW 5000 or ESLW 5100
- IELTS Academic: 5.5; no section score below 5.0, and the Listening score must be at least 5.5
- TOEFL iBT: 52
- Duolingo: 95
- 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
- Addictions Recovery Practitioner
- Disability Studies
- Early Learning and Child Care
- Educational Assistant
- Energy Management
- Environmental Protection Technology
- Indigenous Studies
- Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant
- Mental Health Recovery Practitioner
- Settlement Studies
- Social Work
- Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional
- 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.