International students

Application requirements

Admissions requirements for persons who are neither a Canadian Citizen nor an Official Permanent Resident of Canada nor a Convention Refugee, defined as “international students”

In addition to meeting admissions requirements defined in the preceding sections, international students seeking to enroll at LaSalle College Vancouver must submit each of the following items:

  • Transcripts and diplomas, prepared in English or an official English translation. Please see the section “Proof of Secondary School Graduation” for more detailed information;
  • A photocopy of the student’s passport to provide proof of birth date and citizenship (applicants who have yet not yet acquired a passport will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate).
  • In order to study in a full-time program at LaSalle College Vancouver, students must obtain a valid Study Permit and be permitted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to physically be in Canada. Obtaining a valid Study Permits and/or visa is the student’s responsibility. For more information contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100, or visit their Web site at To extend your study permit, contact the nearest Canadian Immigration Centre at least two- months before the expiry of your Study Permit. Where an international student on a Study Permit has been dismissed or withdraws from the program for which the Study Permit is/has been issued, LaSalle College Vancouver may be required to provide notification to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • International students must provide proof of medical coverage via the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of British Columbia, or private health insurance. For more information call 1-800-663-7100 (This number is intended for persons residing outside Victoria or Vancouver). In Vancouver, call 604-683-7151. In Victoria, call 604-382-8406 or write to the following address: Medical Services Plan, PO Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9E3. You can also visit their Web site at

Important International Student Disclosure - LaSalle College Vancouver is a Designated Learning Institution. International students attending LaSalle College Vancouver under a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Study Permit are required to actively pursue and make continuous progress toward completing their programs of study. Study may be undertaken full-time or part-time (defined as either 9 academic credits per term or 36 academic credits in a calendar year for Study Permit students). Study must include at least 1 on-ground (campus-based) course per academic term. Not more than 1 online course or 3 online credits per academic term may be counted toward meeting the continuous progress requirements. Program and course offerings are subject to change and international students may be required to take additional courses to meet the continuous progress requirement. International students should work closely with the International Student Advisor to ensure all requirements of their Study Permits are met.

Instruction at LaSalle College Vancouver is conducted in English [or other language]. Students whose first language is not the language of instruction are required to undergo a Language Proficiency Assessment prior to enrolment in order to ensure they have the language abilities necessary to successfully complete the program of their choice. Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student. The following are accepted:

English Language Proficiency
Evaluation Certificate and Diploma Degree
TOEFL (computer based) 197 213
TOEFL (Internet based) 75 80
TOEFL (paper) 530 550
Accuplacer ESL 320 composite 400 composite
American College Testing (ACT) English 17 19
Cambridge FCE CAE
CET Vancouver Cambridge FCE Cambridge CAE
Columbia College English 097 English 097
CSLI Advanced Academic English 9 Advanced Academic English 10
EC Canada Upper Intermediate B2 Pre Advanced B2
EF International Schools C1 C1
ELS Canada Level 108 Level 109
Embassy English Upper Intermediate Upper Intermediate
Eurocentres B2-Upper Intermediate C1-Advanced Level
GEOS Languages Plus Level 5 Certificate Level 5 Certificate
Global Village Level 5 Certificate Level 7 Certificate
IELTS 5.5 6.5
ILAC Pathway 1 Certificate Pathway 2 Certificate
ILI B2 B2+
ILSC University Pathway - Level I4 University Pathway - Level A1
inlingua - Vancouver Level 3B UPC
International House (Vancouver/Whistler) EAP 1 EAP 2
iTEP 4 4.5
iTTTi General English - Upper Intermediate General English - Upper Intermediate
Kaplan Vancouver Higher Intermediate Higher Intermediate
KGIC ESL Level 4 ESL Level 5
LPI Essay Level 4 Level 5
Michigan Test or MELAB 73 80
Pacific Language Institute (PLI) Level 5 Level 5
Pan Pacific College Level 6 – Advanced Certificate Level 7 – Academic Test Prep
Pearson 42 44
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Verbal Score 420 526
SEC – Canada Level 8 Level 9
St. Giles B2 B2
TOEIC (Academic Test) 650 700
Vancouver English Centre Level 9 Level 11
Van West College Level 6 Certificate Level 7 Certificate
VGC Level 7 Level 8
Zoni Canada Higher Intermediate - Level 3 Higher Intermediate - Level 4

* LaSalle College Vancouver may amend the table from time to time.

Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to determine other examinations for which official scores are acceptable as an alternative.

Applicants may also satisfy the minimum standard of English language proficiency by successfully completing the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course at LaSalle College Vancouver with a minimum grade of “C” or higher or submitting official documentation of one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two semesters or quarters of post-secondary course work at an accredited college or university in which English is the language of instruction. Successful completion is defined as passing all courses for which the student was registered during the two semesters;
  • GED administered in English;
  • High School Diploma from a country in which English is (one of) the official language(s);

Satisfactory completion of English at the 100 level at an accredited English speaking college or university, achieving a grade of “C” or higher.

All international applicants to LaSalle College Vancouver must meet the same admissions standards as all other students. In addition the Admissions Requirements above, students presenting transcripts or credentials earned outside Canada will be evaluated internally and may be required to provide a credential evaluation prepared by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE)-member credential evaluation service and an English translation (if applicable). International students will also be required to present evidence of financial support sufficient to cover the duration of their stay prior to receiving the Letter of Acceptance. Please speak with an Admissions Representative to determine eligibility and learn more.