English proficiency requirements

To be eligible for the English for Art and Design (EAD) Program, you must first apply to OCAD University, receive an offer of admission and accept the offer. The EAD Program is only available to students who have been accepted to OCAD U for the upcoming academic year.

Discretionary Range for Consideration for the EAD Program

To participate in the EAD program, your English language test scores must be higher than the minimum scores listed below. Students in the EAD Program must submit official scores to the Admissions & Recruitment Office by June 9.

TOEFL iBt Scores


Reading 15    
Listening 14
Speaking 19
Writing 18
Total 72

IELTS Scores


Reading 5.0    
Listening 5.0
Speaking 5.0
Writing 5.5
Total 6.0

CAEL Scores


Reading 50    
Listening 50
Speaking 50
Writing 55
Total 60

COPE Scores


Reading 20    
Listening 20
Speaking 5
Writing 30
Total 80