Academic English for Graduate Admission

This program is for you if…
you are looking to meet the English language requirements for Master’s or PhD program admission to the University of Alberta.

 

Offered exclusively to graduate students, EAP 550 is an intensive course designed to build the language skills necessary for students to be effective, independent participants in graduate studies at an English language university.

Coursework assignments and assessments reflect the demands of graduate level study. Students will use articles from their own field of study to complete assignments.

Completion of EAP 550 fulfills the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for many of UAlberta's most popular graduate programs.

meet the University of Alberta proficiency standard in 14 weeks

Complete 1 course: EAP 550

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Our EAP 550 course fulfills the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for many of UAlberta's most popular graduate programs. EAP 550 has been accepted instead of TOEFL or IELTS by the following programs and faculties:

  • Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
  • Art and Design
  • Biochemistry
  • Business (MBA)
  • Business (PhD)
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computing Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • East Asian Studies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • Internetworking
  • Law (JD)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mining and Petroleum Engineering
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Renewable Resources
  • Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Surgery

We strongly recommend that you:

  1. View and familiarize yourself with the university’s international graduate admissions protocol.
  2. Contact your prospective UAlberta graduate program to verify your language proficiency requirements before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree
  • EAP 136 (formerly EAP 140)
    • OR have a minimum TOEFL® score of 69 iBT™
    • OR 6.0 IELTS™
    • OR Duolingo English Test score of 100, minimum band score of 95
  • Note: Eligible candidates may be requested to complete an additional assessment

Total cost: C$5,235 – includes tuition, health insurance & services, student services, and access to our Student Engagement Centre.


  Dates & Schedules

September 3 - December 19, 2024
January 6 - April 24, 2025
May 5 - August 20, 2025

 

Course Overview

EAP 550 – advanced reading, writing and speaking skills

This is an intensive course designed to build the language skills necessary for students to be effective, independent participants in graduate studies at an English language university. Course content focuses on developing the advanced reading, writing and speaking skills required in graduate school. Coursework assignments reflect the demands of graduate level study.

Program Policies 

Transfers, withdrawals, authorized leave

Student Expectations

Please familiarize yourself with expectation around technology, classroom environment, academic honesty, and more: Student expectations info sheet.

Arrival and Registration

Students who arrive a week after the first day of class may not be permitted to join class.

Change of Registration

The English Language School will only transfer registration to the next term if there is a legitimate reason (medical, personal emergency, study permit problems and so on).

If you request your registration be transferred to a different term before courses begin, there is a $75 transfer fee. You must bring your receipt of payment to the ELS (ED 4-107) during normal office hours and provide a valid reason for transferring to the next term. Transfers will not be allowed after classes have started.

Grade

If you withdraw from a course up to 70% into the course schedule, a grade of ‘W’ will appear on your transcript. Withdrawing from a course after the published withdrawal deadline will result in the assignment of a grade based on work completed.

Withdrawals

In order to withdraw from class, you need to complete a withdrawal form at the English Language School. If you withdraw before the first day of class, you will receive a refund minus $500 (withdrawal fee). If you withdraw on or after the first day of class, you will not receive a refund.

Withdrawal Deadlines

Continuing Education Students

Program term
Withdrawal deadline
Spring/Summer term July 23, 2024
Fall term November 21, 2024
Winter term March 24, 2025

Authorized Leave

International Students attending the University of Alberta English Language School and holding full-time student visas are permitted to request a short “leave” from their program of study. Students may request medical leave, maternity leave, or personal leave to return temporarily to their home country.

Authorized leave from ELS should normally be scheduled after completing a regular term of study. In order to properly notified Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and to ensure continuity of student visas, it is important to note the following:

  • For a planned authorized leave (returning home for vacation), students must submit an "Authorized Leave Form" to ELS administration at least 2 weeks before their planned departure date.
  • Unplanned emergency leave requests (returning home for urgent medical procedure) should be accompanied by supporting documentation and will be expedited.