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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Credential: Ontario College CertificateProgram Code: 09371Length: 8 weeksProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic

    • As a program geared towards providing students with the necessary academic English skills to succeed in furthering their studies at Humber and abroad, all students who apply to the EAP program undergo placement testing in reading, grammar, writing and speaking, prior to the program start, to determine the level of study

    • It is recommended that students have a minimum high-beginner level of English knowledge

    • Domestic applicants who are under the age of 19 must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, at or above the general level

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Student Visa

Applicants requiring student visas should plan for a minimum of six months lead time before classes begin.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for four levels is:

  • domestic: $4,030.82
  • international: $13,476.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Level

Level 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 7Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 8Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,007.71$3,264.00
Tuition$773.31$3,029.60
Mandatory Non-Tuition$234.40$234.40
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Textbook costs approximately $150 per semester.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Rosie Lima, program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 73083
rosie.lima@humber.ca
liberalarts.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) certificate program is an intensive, full-time academic pathway program. The program integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus. You will also benefit from study skills and individual tutoring support. The curriculum is geared toward non-native speakers of English who want to improve their writing, communication and critical thinking skills for entry into college diploma, degree, and graduate certificate programs or for further professional development.

It consists of:

 - 18 hours per week of in-class instruction

- additional hours every week completing individual and collaborative e-learning projects and tasks under the guidance of a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified lab coordinator.

Our faculty are highly respected, dedicated professionals who have been teaching, publishing, and working in the English as a Second Language ESL/EAP field for many years. They all hold graduate credentials including solid training in ESL/EAP teaching.

Improving your language skills in the EAP program has the additional benefit of allowing you to become familiar with Humber faculty, staff, administration and campus life. The Humber community guides your transition into your future academic study at Humber.

Our advisory committee provides regular review of and input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

We offer upper level students the option to finish their studies at the North or Lakeshore Campus.

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications and competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.


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Admission to Humber Through EAP

Completion of EAP level 8 meets the language proficiency requirments for admission to most Humber programs. For students completing level 8 with no failed courses and with the appropriate grades (see below), no further IELTS or TOEFL testing is required.

EAP Pathways

Level 8 completion with 60% GPA - Humber diploma programs
Level 8 completion with 75% GPA - Humber degree programs
Level 8 completion with 80% GPA - humber postgraduate programs

International students enrolled in EAP may receive conditional offers of admission to most Humber programs.

Humber recognize completed and passed EAP levels as well as your graduation GPA from EAP Level 8 for a maximum of two (2) years after completion of the course/program. If you reapply after this time you need to retake the EAP placement test.

EAP Levels

If English is not your first language, you may need to prove your English level before starting your Humber program. If you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, you can review our EAP level descriptors’ guide to start thinking about your English before you come to study. This interactive document will help you to reflect on your language learning by checking your progress in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as you complete each level of EAP.  

Online EAP Placement Testing

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Your Career

By 2030, half the world’s population is expected to speak English. Prepare now for your future by developing the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in postsecondary and postgraduate studies, and to give you a competitive edge in your professional field.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2019LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
May 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2019LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
October 2019LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2020LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
May 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2020LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen

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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.