St. Thomas University


Requirements for International Students

International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required of Canadian applicants. Those requirements can be found at

Criteria such as academic achievement and rank in class will also be considered in admission decisions.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Applicants

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and GCE Advanced Level applicants presenting official documentation of grades of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) tests, grades of 5, 6 or 7 on individual higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) subjects, or final grades of "C" or higher on GCE Advanced-Level courses are eligible for transfer credit.

AP students are eligible for a maximum of 18 credit hours in transfer credit while IB diploma and GCE Advanced- Level students are eligible for a maximum of 30 credit hours on a 120 credit-hour degree program.

Students granted transfer credit for AP, IB, and GCE Advanced-Level courses are advised to consult graduate and professional schools to determine the impact that this non-university credit award will have on their future academic plans.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English by writing one of the following tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
Submit your scores

Official test scores must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by the testing centre. St. Thomas University's ETS number is 0803.

Students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the English Second Language Program at St. Thomas:

TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)

Students with the below TOEFL scores are eligible to take five regular academic courses but may take integrated and assisted courses if they wish.

TOEFL 88-89 (Internet-based)
TOEFL 570 (Paper-based)

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 16, 2021