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:
Prospective students who wish to attend LaSalle College Vancouver and do not qualify as a mature student must have successfully completed the requirements for secondary school graduation or equivalent, as set by the recognized legal authority in the jurisdiction where secondary school was completed. In the absence of such legal authority, LaSalle College Vancouver reserves the right to examine academic credentials on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must provide documentation in the form of official school transcripts sent directly from the institution to LaSalle College Vancouver that clearly indicate that the requirements for graduation have been met and the date of graduation. Documentation from outside of Canada will be evaluated by LaSalle College Vancouver prior to acceptance. For countries where it may not be possible to have official documentation sent directly from the institution, applicants should consult with their Admissions representative to determine what forms of documentation are acceptable. In some cases, evaluation by a credential evaluation agency may be required.
An applicant who holds a post-secondary diploma, associate’s degree or higher may submit proof of that credential as evidence of satisfying the secondary school graduation requirement. Secondary school applicants who have not yet graduated should submit a partial transcript that indicates their expected graduation date in order to be evaluated for early conditional acceptance. Applicants who are unable to provide documentation of having completed a high school diploma or GED due to a natural disaster destroying the records or the institution having been closed may submit the following for consideration in addition to completing an attestation of High School Diploma or GED completion:
Instruction at LaSalle College Vancouver is conducted in English. Students whose first language is not the language of instruction are required to undergo a Language Proficiency Assessment prior to enrollment 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 Requirements|
|Accepted English Benchmark||Certificate & Diploma||Bachelor's Degree|
Accuplacer ESL *
|320 composite||400 composite|
|American College Testing (ACT) English||17||19|
|Duolingo English Test **||85-90||105-110|
|LPI Essay||Level 4||Level 5|
|Michigan Test or MELAB||73||80|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Verbal Score||420||526|
|TOEFL (computer based)||197||213|
|TOEFL (Internet based)||75||80|
|TOEIC (Academic Test)||650||700|
*The Accuplacer ESL test can be written at LaSalle College Vancouver campus or online.
**The Duolingo English Test is currently being accepted in the wake of COVID-19; the acceptance of these test results is subject to change.
|ESL Pathway Institutions & Requirements|
|Pathway Partners||Certificate & Diploma||Bachelor Degree|
|Columbia College||English 097||English 097|
|EC Canada||B2 Upper Intermediate||B2+ Pre-Advanced|
|EF International Language Schools||All three B2 Certificates||All three C1 Certificates|
|ELS Canada||Level 108||Level 109|
|Embassy English||Upper Intermediate||Upper Intermediate|
|Eurocentres||B2-Upper Intermediate||C1-Advanced Level|
|GEOS Languages Plus||Level 5||Level 5|
|Global Village||Level 5||Level 7|
|ILAC||Pathway 2.1/ Level 12||Pathway 3.1/ Level 14|
|ILSC||University Pathway - Level I4||University Pathway - Level A1|
|Inlingua - Vancouver||Level 3B||Level 4B|
|International House (Vancouver/Whistler)||EAP 1||EAP 2|
|iTTTi||General English - Upper Intermediate||General English - Upper Intermediate|
|Kaplan Vancouver||Higher Intermediate||Higher Intermediate|
|Languages Across Borders (Vancouver)||Intermediate Level||Upper Intermediate Level|
|Sprott Shaw Language College||ESL Level 4||ESL Level 5|
|St. George International College (SGIC)||Pre-Pathway Program (PPP)||University & College Pathway Program (UCPP)|
|The Language Gallery||Level 5||Level 6|
|VGC||Level 7||Level 8|
|VanWest College||EAP 200||EAP 300|
|Zoni Canada||Higher Intermediate - Level 3||
Higher Intermediate - Level 4
*The accepted English Language Requirements and Pathways options are subject to change. LaSalle College Vancouver reserves the right to 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:
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 to 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.