General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Algonquin College Language Institute
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: The language skills you need for the life you want.

The General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Ontario College Certificate program is an academically-oriented English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed for International and Canadian students whose first language is not English.

Improve your academic English language skills for college and job success in a dynamic multicultural setting. Upon successful completion of the program, you obtain an Ontario College Certificate, which provides a pathway into post-secondary studies by satisfying the language requirements for entry into most programs offered at Algonquin College.

URL: General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Careers: Editors


LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Application Notes :
  • All applicants must complete a placement test through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change).
  • Applicants who have previously obtained scores on standardized tests (IELTS,TOEFL, or CAEL) may not be required to take the placement test.
  • International applicants should submit their standardized test scores to
  • Domestic applicants should submit their standardized test scores to
  • Applicants who have completed Pre-EAP with a minimum B- in every course are not required to take the placement test.
  • A minimum of high-beginner level English is required for admission. Applicants who test below this level are eligible to take Pre-EAP.

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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