English for Academic Purposes

General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP)

Program Number:
#478 (International students)
#278 (Domestic students)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Mohawk is a series of 8 levels of 7 week courses designed to develop students’ language skills from pre-beginner to college level English. Each course includes 18 hours of in-class instruction with five hours of individually assigned work in the computer lab. The continuous intake program accommodates students arriving at different times throughout the year, and is also for those who wish only a short-term academic language experience. At the higher levels of EAP, students have the opportunity to earn two post-secondary credits toward their diploma program with an option for additional credits if it permits.

For International students, there are 6 intakes a year:

Intake Periods
International Students Domestic Students:
September 7, 2016 September 7, 2016
October 31, 2016  
January 10, 2017 January 10, 2017
March 6, 2017  
May 8, 2017 May 8, 2017
July 4, 2017  

Domestic students: applicants to the EAP are eligible for OSAP

Tuition Fees & Costs: Please see our Fees & Costs page for more detail and payment methods

Important: Entry for the GAS-EAP program closes after week 1.

Mohawk College reserves the right to limit, cancel, adjust or relocate classes/courses/programs of instruction if necessary. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum enrolment levels before the start date. The college will make a diligent effort to contact you in advance if a class must be cancelled. However, the college cannot assume responsibility for any expenses (travel, etc...) incurred if you arrive for a class that has been cancelled or rescheduled.

EAP Levels

EAP Levels
1 & 2 Low Beginner/Beginner
3 & 4 High Beginner to Low Intermediate
5 & 6 Intermediate to High Intermediate
7 & 8 Low Advanced to Advanced
Diploma Program  

IELTS/TOEFLS scores for direct entry into GAS-EAP

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to EAP
OVERALL IELTS SCORE WRITING & SPEAKING requirement minimums EAP Entry Level
6 No band below 5.5 Entry to Diploma Program
5.5 6 8
5.5 5.5 7
5 5 6
4.0 - 4.5 4.5 5
3.5 4 4
3 3.5 3
2.5 3 2
2.5 2.5 1

2-year test validation maximum.

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to EAP
OVERALL TOEFL SCORE SPEAKING requirement minimum WRITING requirement minimum EAP Entry Level
80 - 91 22 22 9
62 - 79 20 20 8
50 - 61 18 18 7
40 - 49 15 14 6
31 - 39 13 12 5
26 - 30 11 8 4
19 - 25 8 6 3
10 - 18 5 4 2
0 - 9 2.5 2.5 1

Highlights:

  • You will join the appropriate level of Integrated English classes in GAS-EAP to increase your chances of success
  • 8 levels of EAP from Beginner to Low Advanced mean you can reach your goal faster.
  • Levels 7 and 8 include opportunities to earn 2 post-secondary credit courses from your major program of choice.
  • Successful completion of Level 8 with 70% guarantees admission to Mohawk College Diploma programs requiring IELTS 6.0
  • GAS-EAP levels are offered 6 times a year for international applicants: January, March, May, July, September, November.