Our approach to assessment

We believe in a holistic and student-centred approach to assessment.

While we feel strongly about the need for very good English language skills, we also know that language is only one component of a student’s success.

When an EAL applicant is slightly low in one skill area (such as listening, speaking, reading or writing), we try to take several things into consideration when recommending them for their academic program: relevant educational  background, relevant work  experience, level of motivation, supports that are in place, and so on. (For some programs, it is not possible to recommend applicants who score lower than the requirements.)