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Improve your English language skills to advance your education

General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Ontario College Certificate program

Learn the English language while developing essential skills for your success.

Program code EAPC
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time +

Program information

Program description

In this program, English Language Learners (ELLs) develop English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and listening. Students also focus on essential skills for success and communication skills in various contexts. Language learning is facilitated through interactive activities, assignments, group work, multi-media materials and in-class instruction. Students explore Canadian social and cultural contexts, as well as personal, abstract and global topics.

Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of General English as a Second Language (ESLG) are also available.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie
Winter 2023 Barrie
Summer 2023 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes program?

General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with ONE of the following:

  • the completion of General English as a Second Language 4 with a minimum average of 60%
  • Georgian College English for Academic Purposes placement test
  • IELTS (see minimum requirement details below)
  • TOEFL (see minimum requirement details below)

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

Overall IELTS Score Writing and Speaking Requirements Minimums Georgian College EAPC Entry Level
5.5 5.5 8
5.5. 5.0 7
5.0 5.0 6
5.0 4.5 5

TOEFL for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

Overal TOEFL Score Writing Requirement Minimum Speaking Requirement Minimum Georgian College EAPC Entry Level
62+ 22 22 8
50-61 20-21 20-21 7
40-49 18-19 18-19 6
31-39 15-17 15-17 5

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Admission details

Students take a placement test at Georgian College, or submit an official, valid IELTS or TOEFL Test Report Form at the time of admission to determine the appropriate starting level.

In order to be eligible for the Ontario College Certificate, students must complete a minimum of levels seven and eight.

What career paths can I take as a graduate of this program??

Your General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes certificate gives you many career opportunities

While most students choose English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a pathway to further studies, some graduates of the program may find employment in occupations requiring English language proficiency. Graduates may transfer their acquired English language skills to career advancement and opportunities in other countries.

What courses are included in the General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes certificate program?

Course overview

12 Program Courses
3 Program Option Courses – 6 credits selected from 2 streams (3 or 4 courses)

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes program outline.

  • EAPC 1501 – Writing and Grammar 5
  • EAPC 1502 – Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 5
  • EAPC 1503 – Reading and Vocabulary 5
  • EAPC 1601 – Writing and Grammar 6
  • EAPC 1602 – Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 6
  • EAPC 1603 – Reading and Vocabulary 6
  • Select two 21-hour courses from the available list during registration. A 42-hour general education course may also be considered. Contact the Program Co-ordinator for further details.

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