English Language Requirements
English Language Proficiency Examinations accepted by Medicine Hat College
English language proficiency (ELP) is a requirement for any student not educated in an ELP exempt country (see list at the bottom of this page). Student should be aware that their program may also have a requirement for an Academic English or Literature requirement that is not fulfilled by completing your ELP requirement. All ELP exams must be academic and not general where applicable.
The official policy for Medicine Hat College on ELP is located in the Academic Calendar.
Students without ELP may be interested in completing English for Academic Purposes at Medicine Hat College. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: If you have completed a AP, IB or GCE curriculum, you may be exempt from ELP. Dual language countries such as Cameroon should provide documentation to show their curriculum was in English and not another language.
|Name of Examination
NOTE: MHC requires Academic versions of English Language examinations
MHC Paramedic, Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant Programs &
|Advance Placement Coursework||AP English with a 4 or better|
|CAE (Cambridge English Language Assessment)
|CAEL (computer or paper based)
||60 with no score below 50||Not accepted|
|CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment)||Score of 7 in each band||Not accepted|
|CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency)||180||185|
|GCE Advanced Level (A or AS level), GCSE, IGCSE.||B grade or better|
|IB (International Baccalaureate Coursework)||
English A1, A2, A Literature, or A Language & Literature with a 5 or better; ORIB English B with a 6 or better
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)||6.0 with no score below 6.0
||7.0 with no bands below 7.0|
|MELAB||80||Score of 90 with a minimum score of “3 plus” on the speaking test|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||54||64 but students must also complete another exam with a spoken language requirement|
|TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Langauge -paper-based)||550||
|TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Langauge – internet based)
||92 with a minimum of 23 in each sub-score|
*Nursing scores listed on this website are for reference only and are subject to the University of Calgary policy – click here for more information
English Language Proficiency Exempt Countries
Note: Students who have taken AP, IB or GCE curriculum's should consult above to see if their coursework qualifies them for English Language proficiency. Dual language countries like Cameroon, Gambia, Canada, etc. will need to show proof of English instruction via official transcripts issued by the appropriate authority.
Panama Canal Zone
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Island
United States of America
United Kingdom (see England, Wales, Scotland)