What will I learn?

The University Foundation Program is designed for students who do not meet the English language entrance requirements required for direct entry into university programs. The Foundation program gives serious students the opportunity to take academic courses while improving their English language skills. Successful completion of this program will satisfy the UFV English language requirements.

Program requirements

To maintain status in the University Foundation certificate program, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.33. Upon successful completion (a grade point average of 2.33 or C+ average and at least a C+ in EAP 084 (formerly ESL WG84) of all Level II core courses and a total of 27 credits (of which nine credits must be 100 level or above), students may be granted a certificate in the University Foundation certificate program.

Continuance in a program

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.33 during their program are subject to program warning and/or removal from the program.

Program warning

Students, whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.33 during their program are subject to program warning and/or removal from the program.

Which department am I in?

University of the Fraser Valley

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,160.00 (US$ 12,908) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 September 2019

Venue

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,

ABBOTSFORD,

British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In order to be admitted to the University Foundation certificate program, students must meet the requirements for either Level 1 or Level 2. Level 1 - Placement at level 070 of UFV ELS program, or Completion of one of: EAP 064 (formerly ESL WG64), EAP 066 (formerly ESL S66), and EAP 068(formerly ESL RV68) or articulated equivalent with a minimum GPA 2.33 or higher; TOEFL 500 (173 CBT/61 iBT); IELTS 5, CanTest 4.0, CAEL 50, LPI essay score 20 (level 3), MELAB 70. Level 2 - Placement at level 080 of UFV ELS program, or Completion of one of: EAP 070 (formerly ESL R70) and EAP 074 (formerly ESL WG74) or articulated equivalent with a minimum GPA 2.33 or higher. TOEFL 550 (213 CBT/79 iBT); IELTS 6, CanTest 4.5; CAEL 60, LPI essay score 25 (level 4), MELAB 80, CPT 41.

For international students

In order to be admitted to the University Foundation certificate program, students must meet the requirements for either Level 1 or Level 2.

Level 1

Placement at level 070 of UFV ELS program, or

Completion of one of:

  • EAP 064 (formerly ESL WG64), EAP 066 (formerly ESL S66), and EAP 068(formerly ESL RV68) or articulated equivalent with a minimum GPA 2.33 or higher
  • TOEFL 500 (173 CBT/61 iBT)
  • IELTS 5 (see Note)
  • CanTest 4.0
  • CAEL 50
  • LPI essay score 20 (level 3)
  • MELAB 70

Level 2

Placement at level 080 of UFV ELS program, or

Completion of one of:

  • EAP 070 (formerly ESL R70) and EAP 074 (formerly ESL WG74) or articulated equivalent with a minimum GPA 2.33 or higher
  • TOEFL 550 (213 CBT/79 iBT)
  • IELTS 6
  • CanTest 4.5
  • CAEL 60
  • LPI essay score 25 (level 4)
  • MELAB 80
  • CPT 41
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About this uni

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers over 100 study programs in over 30 subject areas, ranging from accounting to graphic design.

  • UFV is nationally recognized for its outstanding reputation
  • Provides over 75 study abroad destinations
  • Main campus has free shuttle bus services for students
  • UFV students get the opportunity to work with major employers