TOEFL® and GRE® testing centres are closed in many countries, what are my options for English Language Proficiency tests that are needed for my graduate program application?

While testing centres are closed, the following options are available for test takers:

English Language Proficiency

For those students not able to use the TOEFL at home test:

  • The Duolingo English Test results may be used for possible placement in our English for Academic Success (EFAS) offered online through University of Waterloo, Renison University College, English Language Institute.
  • Duolingo score plus EFAS requirement for results to satisfy ELPC for Graduate Studies of 75% overall in level 400 with at least 75% in writing, oral and academic skills
    • 85-94: 2 terms of English language support (EFAS)
    • 95-104: 1 term of English language support (EFAS)
    • 105+: good candidate for summer intensive support (EFAS)


The GRE® General Test at Home is available everywhere the computer delivered GRE General Test is offered, except for Mainland China and Iran.

The GMAT Online exam is available in most locations, except for Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to local data privacy rules.


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