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Applications for Fall 2020 study are open!

With a growing number of school and English Language Testing Centres closures around the world, the university has made adjustments for applicants from affected regions who may not be able to obtain final (and official) documents and/or take a currently recognized ELP test. 

Accepting grades at time of admission in lieu of final grades

In the event that you are not able to provide final grades by the document deadlines for the Fall 2020 intake due to exam cancellation, the University of Alberta will accept the grades presented at the time of your admission offer as ‘final’ for admission purposes. 

Duolingo English Test as an ELP alternative

If you are in a region impacted by IELTS or TOEFL test centre closures due to the COVID-19, the university will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test as one of the ways to meet our undergraduate English Language Proficiency requirements. Duolingo English Tests taken after February 1, 2020 will be accepted if the results are received by the document deadlines for the Fall 2020 intake

The Duolingo English Test is an English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under one hour for $49 USD. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session and applicants should request Duolingo to send the results directly to the University of Alberta. For more information about the Duolingo English Test, visit englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants

Minimum Duolingo English Test score required by University of Alberta: 

  • 115 for English Language Proficiency

  • 125 for Spoken English Proficiency 

Applicants with questions should email welcome@ualberta.ca for further information.

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