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Placement Testing

All EAP applicants must submit a placement test to be correctly placed in an EAP level.
When you apply, Humber admissions staff will send you details of the required online placement test for EAP.
There are a number of tests you can take and use these results to submit your score to Humber.
We will then assess the result and place you in an EAP level.

The following chart shows entry score requirements for each EAP level. Students are placed in an EAP level according to the lowest individual skill score on the test (not the overall score). For example, a student with an IELTS 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, a 5.0 in Reading, and a 4.5 in Writing, will be placed in EAP Level 6.

EAP Level

CEFR stage

Duolingo

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Level 1

N/A

>25

2.0

32 (no score below 8)

Level 2

A1-1 to A1-2

30-40

2.5

36 (no score below 9)

Level 3

A1-2 to A2-1

45-50

3.0

40 (no score below 10)

Level 4

A2-1 to A2-2

55-60

3.5

44 (no score below 11)

Level 5

A2-2 to B1-1

65-70

4.0

52 (no score below 13)

Level 6

B1-1 to B1-2

75-80

4.5

56 (no score below 14)

Level 7

B1-2 to B2-1

85-90

5.0

64 (no score below 16)

Level 8

B2-1 to B2-2

95-100

5.5

72 (no score below 18)

 

The test score is only valid if it was taken no more than 18 months before arrival to Humber.