As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.  

Admission preference is given to students who submit IELTS or TOEFL results. You may also provide proof of one of the following:

  • Successful completion of at least three years of academic instruction at a Canadian secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison University
  • Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison University, where English is the primary language of instruction
  • TOEFL score of 90 (internet test), 580 (paper test), 213 (computer test) (DI Code 0939) with no band score lower than 20
  • International English Language Testing System – Academic (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6*
  • Canadian Academic English Test – Computer Edition (CAEL CE) minimum score of 70
  • For more options, see the academic calendar.

Please note: Meeting the minimum English proficiency requirement does not guarantee admission. Mount Allison reserves the right to request additional information in support of your application.

» What if I do not meet the requirements? 

English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

The English Academic Bridging (EAB) program supports students in building skills and developing the level of English language proficiency necessary for academic success at Mount Allison University. The courses focus on helping students develop familiarity with a broad repertoire of academic vocabulary, formal and discipline specific writing skills, a capacity for both reading comprehension and critical analysis, and a level of oral fluency necessary to participate in Mount Allison University academic classes. The program also addresses academic skills such as note-taking, time management, exam preparation, and presentation skills.

How does the English Academic Bridging Program work?

Students accepted to the EAB program will join Mount Allison as full-time students, enrolling in three academic courses while taking two English EAB classes per term. EAB students will be preregistered in the three academic courses based on their degree program. All three academic courses are followed by tutoring sessions each day to ensure EAB students understand the content and discussions of every lecture/seminar and receive assistance with the required readings and assignments. The EAB course load is 6 hours per week. The EAB program is designed to be a two term (Fall & Winter) program for degree seeking students. A one term option may be available for visiting international students and exchange students.

To successfully complete the program students must meet the following criteria:

  • a 75 per cent in their EAB course load
  • a 1.8 term GPA (or higher) in all 3 courses per term/6 course per year
  • approval from the EAB course instructor

Upon successful completion of the program, students may transition to full, unconditional admission to Mount Allison.


  • For questions regarding admissions to MtA and the EAB program, please contact
  • Students who have been admitted to the EAB program who have questions regarding their course selection or registration, please contact Ms. Sarah Cormier, First Year Academic Advisor, at
  • Students who have been admitted to the EAB program who have questions about pre-departure planning (including study permit applications), international student services, or international orientation, please contact Ms. Christa Maston, International Student Advisor at