ELCP Advanced Level (short)

About the ELCP Advanced Level (short)

This intensive 8-week program is designed for students who meet the academic admission requirements for degree studies at the University of Guelph, but who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements.

This student-centred, communicative program focuses on the English language, academic, and social skills needed to succeed in degree studies. You will develop these skills and demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in a post-secondary environment through reading academic texts, writing research papers, listening to lectures, and making presentations.

Certificate of Proficiency

When you successfully complete the ELCP Advanced Level (short) program, you earn the University of Guelph Certificate of English Proficiency. This certificate meets the English proficiency requirements for admission to the University of Guelph and University of Guelph-Humber.

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Admission Requirements

You must meet the following requirements for entry into the ELCP Advanced Level (short):

  • Strong academic transcripts
  • English proficiency test scores must be at least TOEFL iBT 75 or IELTS 6.0 (with no band score under 5.5) or equivalent score on other English proficiency tests.


  • Advanced Reading
  • Advanced Writing
  • Advanced Listening and Speaking

Application Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024
Orientation: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Class Dates: Tuesday, July 2 to Tuesday, August 23, 2024 
ELCP Advanced Short Program Fees
Required Expenses Fee
Application Fee $150
Tuition $6,395
Student Services $700
Medical Insurance $110
Refund Policy 
ELCP Advanced Short Program Refund Policy
Refund Request Deadline  With an Original Visa Refusal Document  Without an Original Visa Refusal Document
Up to 2 calendar months prior to the first day of class 100% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees 50% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees
Less than 2 calendar months prior to the first day of class 100% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees 0% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees

The refund policy applies only to fees paid to the University of Guelph English Language Programs. Any additional fees paid to third parties are not subject to this policy.

Application Fee: The $150 application fee is non-refundable. All homestay or residence application fees are non-refundable.

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