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English Language Programs at the Mount

The Mount 's EAP Program is for students who:
  • are entering a certificate, diploma, undergraduate, or graduate program at the Mount;
  • have been conditionally accepted to the Mount but have not yet met the English language requirements;
  • have full time acceptance but wish to improve their language and academic skills before entering their program.

The IEC also offers Mount international students free assignment and language support. In addition to assisting with grammar, listening, reading and speaking skills, we also work with on improving sentence-level writing and navigating the transition to writing in an academic context. Students can book an appointment by emailing msvu.caNote: Students that require more intensive writing support are encouraged to contact the Mount Writing Centre.

Additional Services:
  • Assignment expectations
  • Feedback interpretation
  • Academic integrity
  • Canadian classroom culture
  • Research question development
  • Citation styles
  • Presentation skills 

Finally, the Writing Resource Centre offers several writing help services for Mount students free of charge. They also hold several workshops throughout the academic year.  To make an appointment, email msvu.ca.

For course enquiry, please contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen at msvu.ca


There are four EAP classes offered by the Mount:

  • EAP 400
  • EAP 500
  • University Bridging Program (UBP)
  • Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP - for graduate students only)

For registration, please contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen at msvu.ca.

For more EAP program information, download this PDF (812 KB).


The following tables indicates the English language requirements for undergraduate and graduate international student admission to Mount Saint Vincent University:

IELTS

Score Undergraduate StudiesGraduate Studies
5.0 (no band below 4.5)EAP 400EAP 400
5.5 (no band below 5.0) EAP 500  EAP 500 
6.0 (no band below 5.5)UBP  UBP
 6.5 (no band below 6.0)  Full-time Studies  GPP
7.0 (no band below 6.5)Full-time Studies


CAEL

Score Undergraduate StudiesGraduate Studies
30EAP 400EAP 400
40 EAP 500  EAP 500 
50UBP  UBP
60 Full-time Studies  GPP
70Full-time Studies


TOEFL (iBT)

Score Undergraduate StudiesGraduate Studies
67 - 72EAP 400EAP 400
73 - 79 EAP 500  EAP 500 
80 - 85UBP  UBP
86 - 92 Full-time Studies  GPP
93 and aboveFull-time Studies


CanTest

Score Undergraduate StudiesGraduate Studies
3.0EAP 400EAP 400
3.5 EAP 500  EAP 500 
4.0UBP  UBP
4.5 Full-time Studies  GPP
5.0Full-time Studies


Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

Score Undergraduate StudiesGraduate Studies
CLB 5EAP 400EAP 400
CLB 6 EAP 500  EAP 500 
CLB 7UBP  UBP
CLB 8 Full-time Studies  GPP
CLB 9Full-time Studies

The purpose of the EAP program classes is to develop international students’ language competency in preparation for post-secondary study at the Mount. Learners will have the benefit of being an active Mount student while completing their language training, having full access to Mount resources, enjoying small class sizes and experiencing the diversity of the Mount campus.

  • IELTS 5.0 (no score below 4.5)
  • TOEFL iBT 66-72 (no score below 16)
  • 24 hours per week
  • 13 weeks

Cost:$4,000

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer I

April 29, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Summer II

July 2, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Fall 2019

September 9, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Hear what the students say:

"All topics are useful, especially critical thinking and time management."

"The biggest strength of this program is to help develop our skills for writing and reading."

The purpose of the EAP program classes is to develop international students’ language competency in preparation for post-secondary study at the Mount. Learners will have the benefit of being an active Mount student while completing their language training, having full access to Mount resources, enjoying small class sizes and experiencing the diversity of the Mount campus

  • IELTS 5.5 (no score below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 73-79 (no score below 18)
  • 24 hours per week
  • 13 weeks

Cost:$4,000

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer I

April 29, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Summer II

July 2, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Fall 2019

September 9, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Hear what the students say:

"All topics are useful, especially critical thinking and time management."

"The biggest strength of this program is to help develop our skills for writing and reading."

The University Bridging Program provides the fundamental skills students require to be successful full-time undergraduate Mount students.  While completing this 180-hour program, students enroll in 1 course allowing them to begin their academic study.  This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no score below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 81-83 with no score below 20

Study skills include:

  • academic research
  • academic writing
  • academic integrity
  • effective reading
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • public speaking

Cost: $4,000

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer I

April 29, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Summer II

July 2, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Fall 2019

September 9, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Hear what the students say:

100% of students strongly agree that assigned work was helpful and useful for learning. 

83% of students feel more confident in their abilities to do their academic courses. 

"I think this class is really helpful for international students, and I am willing to recommend to other international students."

"I gained different academic knowledge and skills, e.g. research skill, presentation skill, and ways to avoid plagiarism."

The Graduate Preparatory Program focuses on preparing students for successful participation in the Mount’s graduate programs.  The course requires students to complete 180 hours of study while concurrently enrolled in 1 required academic class. This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 84-92 with no score below 21

Study skills include:

  • academic vocabulary
  • formal and discipline-specific writing skills
  • research skills
  • paraphrasing and summarizing
  • reading and comprehension
  • critical thinking
  • oral fluency
  • presentation skills

Cost: $4,000 

Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Summer I

April 29, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Summer II

N/A

Fall 2019

September 9, 2019 - December 6, 2019

 

Hear what the students say:

92% of students strongly agree that GPP prepares them to do research.