ELP examinations and scores

Waterloo's accepted ELP examinations and required scores are outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar — English language proficiency section. 

As you view the required scores in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, there are a few important things to note:

Before you apply

  • ELP test scores are valid for two years from the test date. 
  • Tests that do not appear on the ELP requirement charts are not accepted for admission consideration.
  • Letters from your university stating the medium of instruction is English do not satisfy our requirements, please do not upload them.
  • Waterloo reserves the right to request an English language test result from any applicant. 

After you apply

  • Arrange for original test scores to be sent to us directly from the testing agency.
  • When ordering your TOEFL from the Education Testing Service (ETS) use:
    • Institution code - 0996 (University of Waterloo)
    • Department Code - 01 (Graduate Studies)
  • When ordering your IELTS from the agency:
    • Waterloo receives results electronically; you do not need to courier us a paper copy of the results.

Uploading your documents

  • Copies of original test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, CAEL, EFAS) can be uploaded in Quest.