English for Academic Purposes

Alexander College
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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1 year
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Entry Requirements

  • Entry from Grade 12: Applicants must successfully complete a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or equivalent, the A.B.E. (Adult Basic Education) Program, or G.E.D. (General Educational Development) Testing Program.
  • University Transfer: applicants must successfully complete at least 9 transferable post-secondary credits, with a cumulative GPA of 1.50 or higher. University transfer applicants with cumulative GPA’s below 1.50 may be admitted provisionally.
  • English: Students must complete English 12 with a minimum grade of 'B' or one of the following equivalents:
    • University Transfer & Associate Degree Programs
    • PBT TEOFL 550 and Essay Rating 4.0
    • CBT TOEFL 213 and Essay Rating 4.0
    • Alexander College TOEFL Code: 3317 80 overall, and 19 in reading, 19 in writing, 18 in listening, 18 in speaking
    • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 and writing > 6.0
    • CAEL 60 and writing 60
    • LPI 4 and Essay 24
    • ELA 145

Note: Applicants who do not present minimum TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, LPI, or ELA results, or equivalent, are required to write the Alexander College English Placement Test (EPT).


The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) consists of 5 levels, each of which focuses on language learning through academic subjects such as science, economics, psychology, sociology, literature, and philosophy. They are specifically designed to develop a students’ academic study and participation skills, while improving their English to a level that will ensure their success in further university work.

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