Courses at Bow Valley College are primarily taught in Canadian English. To qualify for admission, learners must demonstrate their language proficiency, typically through their high school or college/university transcripts, or through a test of English language proficiency, depending on the individual program.
Open the drop-down items below to check the requirements for your specific program of interest.
Duolingo Language Test
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting temporary closure of many IELTS testing centres around the world, Bow Valley College is making an addition to the English language requirement options for admission to post-secondary programs.
Effective immediately for the Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 intakes, Bow Valley College will accept the Duolingo Language Test with scores at or above the following levels:
| IELTS Score
|| Duolingo Score
||95 - 100
||85 - 90
||Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate
*except Pharmacy Technician Diploma, Practical Nurse Diploma, and Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate.
You can take the test here: englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants