Internationally Educated Applicants

Domestic Applicant – Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
International Applicant – International Student –Requires Study Permit
Internationally Educated Applicant – Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada with international education

Please note:

  • Internationally educated applicants are required to satisfy the program specific admission requirements and submit a credential assessment and proof of English language proficiency by the application document deadlines. Only original or certified copies of these documents will be accepted. Visit the Supporting Documents page for more information on program specific required documents.
  • Michener 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 Michener and will not be returned.

Credential Assessments

All applicants must have the full academic equivalent of the program specific admission requirements. A credential assessment is used to verify  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. The credential assessment must be completed by the application document deadline.

Accepted Credential Assessments

Michener does not assess international credentials but accepts assessments from ICAS or WES. See details:

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
Cost $130 (secondary)
$200 (postsecondary)
$280 (secondary and postsecondary)
$210 – $245
Contact Toll-free: 1-800-321-6021 Tel: 416-972-0070
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.

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

Medical Laboratory Science and/or Respiratory Therapy Applicants

Applicants to the Medical Laboratory Science and/or Respiratory Therapy programs, must submit a credential assessment of high school transcript in the form of an ICAS Secondary School Comprehensive Report. For more information, please see admission requirements for these programs

Unable to Obtain International Transcripts?

If it is impossible to obtain official documents from any school(s), you should ask the Government Education officials in the country in which the credential was awarded to furnish an official statement testifying to the impossibility of obtaining records and a list of courses taken and grades received by the applicant in that school or university. Each case will be reviewed individually. In most instances, applicants may be required to demonstrate competency in each prerequisite by taking a Challenge Exam at a Canadian institution offering that prerequisite course.

University of Toronto MRS Applicants

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, IELTS Test Centre
Conestoga College, 332 Marsland Drive, Waterloo, ON,  N2J 3Z1,  telephone: 519-748-3516 Email:

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.

University of Toronto MRS Programs English Requirement

Applicants 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.

More information and resources for Internationally Educated Applicants and students are available on the Support for Internationally Educated Students page.