General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (International) - 478

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Elevate your reading, writing, listening and speaking in English to a higher academic level in as little as 7 weeks depending on your skill level.
Semester Length Start Date End Date Drop
September to October, 2022 September 7     October 21 September 20
November to December, 2022 October 31 December 16 November 11
January to February, 2023 January 4 February 17  January 17
March to April, 2023 February 27 April 14 March 10
May to Jun, 2023 May 8 June 23 May 19
July to August, 2023 July 3 August 18 July 14

Program Highlights

  • Select courses to meet students’ needs with the help of a coordinator
  • Great preparation for a college program
  • Improves skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Successful completion of Level 8 will waive the English Language Proficiency Requirements for selected Mohawk College career programs
  • Postsecondary credits

Do you have IELTS/TOEFL score? You may be eligible to get into a higher level of GAS-EAP (See grade conversion chart)

This program is intended for learners whose first language is not English and who want to pursue college level programs requiring English language proficiency.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

View Fees and Costs for tuition cost.

Program Length

4 semesters

Program Promos

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The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


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Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.

Program delivery

For the Winter 2022 terms, the Mohawk EAP Program will be delivered in a blended format. “Blended” means that each level will have some class hours online but most will be face-to-face on campus.



This program is not for absolute beginners nor for students whose first language is English.

English Assessment Requirements: 

  • You may do an English test at the Mohawk College Testing Centre, or you may submit scores from an approved English assessment on the chart below. Scores must be official and may not be more than one year old (temporary exception: CLBs up to two 2 years old).
  • You may submit no more than two (2) approved English assessments per semester for placement in EAP. We will use the most recent test scores to decide your placement. 
  • To enter EAP, you need a minimum of IELTS 2.0 (or equivalent) with no band below 2.
  • You will be placed in an EAP level according to your lowest individual skill score. For example, if you have an IELTS 2.5 in Speaking and Listening, a 3.0 in Writing, and a 4.5 in Reading, we will place you in Level 2, according to the chart below.
  • After we receive your official test scores, an EAP professor will meet with you to confirm and communicate your EAP level. We reserve the right to adjust the placement of or to re-test any student whose in-person skills do not reflect test scores.

Note: Domestic Students visit General Arts and Science English for Academic Purposes (Domestic)


Meets Language Requirements for

Most Graduate Certificate or Advance Diploma Programs


no band below 6.0


no score below 8

83 or 88

(program dependent)

Most Diploma Programs


no band below 5.5


no score below 7

80 - 82 105+

EAP Level 8 

(CEFR B2.2)


with band below 5.5


with score below 7

60 - 78 100

EAP Level 7

(CEFR B2.1)


CLB 6 46 - 59 90

EAP Level 6

(CEFR B1.2)


CLB 5 35 - 45 80

EAP Level 5

(CEFR B1.1)


CLB 4 28 - 34 65

EAP Level 4

(CEFR A2.2)


CLB 3.5 25 - 27 55

EAP Level 3

(CEFR A2.1)


CLB 3 12 - 24 45

EAP Level 2

(CEFR A1.2)


CLB 2.5 17 - 20 35

The above scores are required for entry into an EAP level *


  • 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.


Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Fall 2022 Tuition and Fees

Semester 14 weeks 7 weeks
*Levels 1-2
$6,851.51 $3,956.51
*Levels 3-4
$6,718.63 $3,823.63
*Levels 5-6
$6,718.63 $3,823.63
*Levels 7-8
$6,718.63 $3,823.63

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.

Extra Curricular Activities

Excursions – Develop English skills while experiencing fun, local sporting, outdoor and community events.

College Clubs – Join peers in a range of regular group activities at Mohawk and advance your conversational English.

Volunteering in the community or at Mohawk College – Strengthen your English skills while helping others through community service or college volunteering opportunities.

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Coffee Club

For a chance to practice your English in a fun, social environment, be sure to join us for Coffee Club, held every other Wednesday in International Square!

Check out the Coffee Club schedule


Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities



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Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

International Students

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Lev Nager

From my first visit to Mohawk College until now, it was a warm and friendly atmosphere. I started my ESL courses at Mohawk College in March 2018, and I have to say those courses gave me many useful skills. All the aspects in Mohawk College are well-organized, and it makes it easy to receive help and advisement in educational and everyday needs and questions.

Juliano Viudes Moraes

When I arrived in Canada, I was surprised by the barriers of the language. I didn't imagine that people spoke so fast and that it would be very difficult to understand and interact with others. However, when I started to study in EAP, I began to interact with other students from different nationalities, teachers and other staff. The EAP program prepared me for my post-secondary program of Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant as I learned how to write formal, argumentative and persuasive essays and assignments, improved my reading strategies and critical thinking, practiced listening and note-taking techniques, and learned oral presentation skills. I felt more confident during and after each course and I am grateful for having excellent professors and multicultural friends. So, I strongly recommend you to come to Hamilton and study at Mohawk College’s EAP program. It will improve your communication skills, provide you multicultural friendships and also prepare you to be successful in other post-secondary programs.

Student: Juliano Viudes Moraes