The Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) prepares English Learners for success in the Canadian university or college programs. The ACC is comprised of four English Academic Preparation courses in addition to weekly academic success seminars.
- The condition of admission for undergraduate programs will be met once a student successfully completes EAP 220, 225, 230, 235 with a minimum grade of B+ and EAP 249 with a CR by August 1 in the year of application.*
- The condition of admission for graduate programs will be met once a student successfully completes EAP 220, 225, 230, 235 with a minimum grade of B+ and EAP 249 with a CR by August 1, or as designated by the department. Some graduate programs require a minimum grade of A- in some ACC courses. Please contact the graduate program directly to confirm admission requirements.
*Nursing and Education do not accept the ACC.
Academic Preparation Courses:
EAP 220: Academic Writing & Composition
EAP 225: Research Writing & Form
EAP 230: Critical Listening & Note-taking
EAP 235: Oral Communications Skills & Presentations
Academic Success Seminars:
EAP 249 Academic Success Tutorials
Optional Courses available to enrol in with EAP 200:
- Activity Program (ESL 102) – students are responsible for checking their course schedules and ensuring there are no schedule conflicts before registering into the activity program.
- Homestay (ESL 900)
Please see Admission, Payment and Refunds for information on admission, payment options and refunds.
- Students must be 18 years of age or older*
- Students must fulfil one of the following minimum requirements at the time of registration**
- Completion of Level 6 of UCalgary English Language Program Semester Program (ESL 100) with a minimum final grade of B+ in each course
- TOEFL iBT score of 70, minimum of 20 in Writing
- IELTS Academic score of 6.0 overall, minimum 6.0 in Writing, 5.5 in any other skill area
- CAEL score of 60 overall, minimum of 60 in Writing
- Duolingo English test score of 110 overall, 100 in production
*If you are 17 and have completed high school, please contact the English Language Program.
**In the event that students display English language performance that is significantly different from the English language proficiency scores they submitted, they will be assigned to the course level that aligns with their in-class performance.