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Douglas College > Study at Douglas > Register > Canadian students > Assessment testing > English substitutions and equivalents
Your documented and/or assessed level of English-language proficiency will determine in which of the following courses you will be eligible to enrol:
See the general admission and language-proficiency requirements for more detail.
Take an ELLA Assessment and meet with an ELLA instructor for placement in the appropriate course(s)
For details, visit the ELLA department.
Write an ENGU assessment to determine your level of proficiency in written English and meet with an ENGU instructor for placement in the appropriate course(s)
For details, see the ENGU page.
* based on both the course and provincial exam grades
Students without this level of English-language proficiency are not admissible to College-level courses and programs but may register in Douglas College upgrading courses.
Note: For certain limited-enrolment programs and for certain individual courses, the English-language proficiency requirement may be different (refer to the particular Program section or the Course prerequisite information for further details).
Note: Students who do not meet any of the above requirements may apply for admission as a "special student”. Students are urged to discuss their situation with the Registrar and/or a College counselor.
Note: For the purpose of determining English proficiency, assessments of students for whom English is not their first language are valid for two (2) years. This includes results on English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CLB. Results beyond the two-year limit will not be accepted.
BC secondary school students must write provincial exams in any subject where it is mandatory in order to meet graduation requirements.The provincial exam for English 12 (or equivalent) is required for all students except for those who are completing the Adult Graduation program.
OR by meeting the standard set for the Douglas College Computer-based English (DCOE) Assessment.
Students who attempt to register in courses without satisfying the English-proficiency requirement, or whose documentation has expired, will be deregistered from courses without notice.
Students planning to enrol in their first English, Communications or Creative Writing course must have documentation on file in the Registrar’s Office that verifies they meet the language-proficiency requirement.
Last Updated: 09/11/2017 1:50:24 PM