English language requirements

Dental Technology Sciences Diploma

Students who are applying to VCC's Dental Technology Sciences Diploma program must meet specific English language requirements. 

Please choose the option below that applies to you.

Students who have completed three years* of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's English 12 'C+' language requirements by completing one of the following options:

* English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not considered in the three-year calculation

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'C+'

Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction

Minimum 60%
Academic English 12 or equivalent Minimum 64%
VCC Reading and Writing (WRSK 1076) Pass
VCC Communications for Health Sciences (CCAC 1084) Pass

VCC ABE Reading and Writing Assessment 

Scores valid for 1 year

Reading: 60
Writing: 52
Writing sample: 0991

Duolingo

Scores are valid for 2 years

115

 

Students who have not completed three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's English 12 'C+' language requirements by completing one of the following options:

Assessment Options:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'C+'

IELTS
Academic module

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Overall 6.5

With no band less than 6.0 

Cambridge Assessment

B2 First (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE)

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Overall: 169

Duolingo

Scores are valid for 2 years.

115

Course-based Options:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'C+'

Academic English 12 or equivalent

Minimum 64%

Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

Minimum 60%

VCC ESL Pathways 8
Listening and Speaking 8 (ELSK 0815)

AND

Reading and Writing 8 (ELSK 0820)

Satisfied

Proof of credentials

All applicants using external credentials (e.g. degrees, credits, or test scores) to meet VCC's English language requirements must provide proof upon application.

 

Questions?

See more options for meeting VCC's English Language Requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your program and want more information about VCC English assessments or courses, please contact Advising Services.