Internationally Educated Applicants

Domestic Applicant — Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
International Applicant — Study Permit Authorization
Internationally Educated Applicant — Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada with international education

International Applicants can contact our International Department for assistance.

Internationally educated applicants are required to satisfy the program specific admission requirements and submit a credential assessment* and proof of English language proficiency. Only original or certified copies of these documents will be accepted. These documents must be submitted by the application document deadline. For more information about each service, please consult directly with each respective organization using the contact information below.

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

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.

Credential Assessments

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

Applicants to any of Michener’s full-time or part-time programs that have a foreign degree, diploma, certificate or other type of credential must have their transcripts evaluated to Canadian standards from an accepted credential assessment service. A Course By Course or Comprehensive evaluation is required. A document-to-document evaluation is not sufficient. If this is not submitted by the application document deadline, your application is incomplete. If you are only submitting a Canadian credential, you are not required to submit a credential evaluation.

External credential assessments are not required for applications to the joint University of Toronto programs in Medical Radiation Sciences (Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology).

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.
Note: the assessment provided by the Medical Council of Canada is not accepted.


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 to the Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program (Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy or Radiological Technology) must provide copies of official/original academic documents which will be assessed by Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto. The MRS program does not require or evaluate external credential assessments like those provided by WES or ICAS.

Applicants for Whom English is a Second Language

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. Applicants to Michener’s full-time and part-time programs can satisfy the English proficiency requirement by passing ONE of the English language assessments listed below. Test results are only valid for two (2) years. 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 the Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program (University of Toronto joint programs in Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy or Radiological Technology) refer to University of Toronto English Language Requirements.