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General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes

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Program Details

  • Program Code:6616
  • School:School of Advancement
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:1, 2 or 3 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is an intensive, full-time academic English program that will help you to build on and improve your language skills for success in college or university.

EAP will offer you the opportunity to study English in a supportive college environment while you develop effective academic communication skills by focusing on the key areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. You'll have the opportunity to participate in communicative activities, interactive exercises, group work and presentations. Through this program, you'll also gain access to helpful resources and services such as tutoring, the library and counselling.

In the 2016-17 KPI Graduate Survey, this English language program enjoyed a 93.3 per cent graduate satisfaction rate.

When you join EAP, you'll be placed in one of three levels depending on the results of a placement test. Each level will last one semester. There are pathways from Level 3 to college communication courses if you meet the necessary criteria.

Advantages of EAP:

  •  Prepares you for admission to college or university programs;
  •  Helps you to develop academic study skills;
  •  Qualifies for OSAP funding;
  •  Starts three times a year (January, May, September);
  •  Provides a pathway to college COMM courses.

Languages Canada fully accredits English for Academic Purposes.

Please note: This isn't a program for individuals whose first language is English.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) offers you the opportunity to improve your English language skills, which gives you an advantage when applying to college or starting a career.


The English for Academic Purposes Program is fully accredited by Languages Canada.

Career Outlook

  • University Arts program preparation
  • Career preparation
  • College preparation

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years of age or older)

Note: This isn’t a program for absolute beginners or if English is your first language.


Additional Requirements

You’ll require the following minimum scores:

  • CLB - 4
  • IELTS: 3.5-4.0
  • TOEFL: 397-433
  • ibTOEFL: 30-40
  • iTEP: 3.5-3.6
  • Pearson TE (Academic): 36-40
  • Cambridge Exams: Preliminary English Test pass

Note: All students must complete a specialized English placement assessment to determine EAP program placement

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on three semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (3 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $3,719.25 $1,669.50 $5,388.75
International $21,753.75 $2,103.50 $23,857.25

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