English Language Proficiency Exempt Countries

Applicants who have successfully completed at least three consecutive years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in English in one of these countries may meet English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for NorQuest programs. ELP requirements vary by program – details can be found in the Academic Calendar.

The following countries qualify for exemption:

American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia

Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei

Canada, Cayman Islands

England

Falkland Islands, Fiji

Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana

Ireland (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Eire), India*

Jamaica

Kenya

Liberia

Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat

New Zealand, Nigeria

Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland

Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

Uganda, United States of America

Virgin Islands

Wales

Zimbabwe

*Note: Individuals educated in senior secondary schools governed by the CBSE, CISCE, or NIOS examining bodies


Applicants who have not met ELP requirements in another way and who were educated in a country that is not on the exempt countries list must demonstrate ELP in order to be admitted to a NorQuest program. See www.norquest.ca/elp for details.

In cases where contradictory evidence has been received, NorQuest College may require further evidence of ELP. Examples of contradictory evidence include, but are not limited to, low grades on English-based courses, low scores on English placement or ELP tests, and/or significant communication difficulties.

Following college policies and procedures, the Office of the Registrar makes the final determination of whether evidence of ELP is required for an applicant. If ELP is required from an applicant, this item will appear on their To Do list in MyQuest.