Internationally Educated Applicants

An international applicant is an applicant who does not hold permanent resident, Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant status in Canada. International applicants applying to full-time programs require a Study Permit to study in Canada. Applicants in Canada on a work permit or student visa are also considered as international applicants. If you are an international applicant, contact the International Department.

An internationally educated applicant is a domestic applicant with international education.

In addition to program-specific admission requirements, there are two documents required for applicants with international education: a credential assessment, and proof of English language proficiency. Only an original or certified copy will be accepted. These documents are due by the application document deadline. For more information about each service, please consult directly with the contact information provided.

Credential Assessments

All students must have the full academic equivalent of the individual program admission requirements. A credential assessment is used to verify that your credentials are valid and equal to a credential completed in Canada.

Applicants with a foreign diploma, degree, certificate (or other proof of credential) applying to any of Michener’s full-time or part-time programs must have their transcripts evaluated to Canadian standards by a Course By Course or Comprehensive evaluation from an accepted credential assessment service. A document-to-document evaluation is not sufficient.   If you do not submit this evaluation when you apply, your application is incomplete. If you are only submitting a Canadian educational credential, you do not need to do this.

Accepted Credential Assessments

Michener does not have an credential assessment service, but accepts assessments from either:

Service International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS) World Education Services (WES)
Accepted for Secondary & Postsecondary transcripts University transcripts
Assessment Type Comprehensive evaluation Course by Course evaluation

$130 (either secondary or postsecondary)

$280 (secondary and postecondary)

$210 – $245
Contact Toll-free: 1-800-321-6021


Toll-free: 1-866-343-0070

Website ICAS WES
Notes ICAS is recommended for those applying to programs that require a high school transcript. WES does not offer a course by course evaluation at the secondary school level.

Other credential services may also be accepted. Please contact the Registrar’s Office before using any other Credential Assessment Service.


If you are applying to the Medical Laboratory Science and/or Respiratory Therapy programs, a credential assessment of your high school transcript in the form of an ICAS Secondary School Comprehensive Report is required. For more information, please see admission requirements.


If the school(s) you attended is no longer in existence, or if it is impossible to obtain official documents from any school(s), you should ask the Ministry of Education in the country in which the credential was awarded to furnish an official statement testifying to the impossibility of obtaining records. The Ministry should also be requested to supply The Michener Institute with a list of courses taken and grades received by the applicant in that school or university

Applicants for Whom English is a Second Language

These requirements are currently under review.

Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success. This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the English language assessments listed below. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid. For more information, please review the Michener English Language proficiency policy.

Michener English Language Assessment (MELA). The Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The MELA test scores are reported using the Canadian Language Benchmarks which are a Canadian national standard of English Language proficiency. A minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs. Visit the MELA Registration page or MELA website for further information.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The scoring for IELTS is an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above. ‘Academic’ test format is required. Information is available from IELTS Office, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, One Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 2EU, UK, telephone: (1223) 553311, fax: (1223) 460278.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE). The scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Applicants can also get information from TOEFL website, by e-mail at, by phone (609) 771-7100, and by fax (609) 771-7500. The closest testing centre to Michener is located at Bloor and Islington, phone number (416) 236-2629. The Michener Institute’s testing centre code is 0323
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)The scoring for PTE Academic is an overall score of 65, with no communicative skill (reading, listening, writing, speaking) under 60. Pearson can typically provide a test date within 48 hours.

Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS Programs)

If you are applying to one of the Medical Radiation Science programs (Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology), the following tests and scores are acceptable proof of English facility:

  1. TOEFL
    (a) Internet-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 100 + 22 on Writing section
    (b) Computer-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 250 + 5.0 on Essay
    (c) Paper-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE
  2. IELTS Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5 with no band below 6.0
  3. COPE Minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing, and 22 in Reading and Listening sections

You must submit your results to the University of Toronto.

International Transcripts

The Michener Institute does not accept international transcripts or English translations of foreign documents, to support applications to our full-time or part-time programs.

Submitted Application Documents

All documents submitted for application purposes (transcripts, credential assessments, English language assessments) become the property of the Michener Institute and cannot be returned after the application process is completed.

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