About the Program


What is ACE@UTM?

Academic Culture & English (ACE@UTM) is a fee-based English language transition program for students admitted to UTM who require additional English language support in order to meet the University of Toronto’s English language requirement. ACE@UTM is offered twice per year, during the Summer (early July to end of August) and the Fall-Winter (early September to end of April).

The English course component of the ACE@UTM program is called Academic English Level 60 and is taught by instructors from the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies English Language Program. Successful completion of this course is a pathway to full-time undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  Academic English Level 60 focuses on developing language as a tool for use in academic environments. The classes take a theme-based integrated skills approach with attention to the development of four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The curriculum is also designed to target the development of communication, research and university level study skills.

We are committed to ensuring that the ACE@UTM program prepares students for full-time studies, at one of the top ranked Universities in the world!

If you have additional questions about this program, please contact us at ace.utm@utoronto.ca. 


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Summer ACE@UTM

An 8-week intensive program offered each year from July to August. Newly admitted students study together full-time before beginning their academic classes in September.

Fall-Winter ACE@UTM

A 24-week program offered from September to April. In addition to taking the part-time Academic English Level 60 course, students also take three UTM courses per term.

Applying to U of T Mississauga

ACE@UTM is not an application-based program, it is invitation only. Interested students should apply to their program of study at U of T Mississauga. If a student is academically qualified for admission, but requires additional English language support to meet the University of Toronto’s English language requirements, they may be invited to participate in one of our ACE@UTM programs.

To be eligible for ACE@UTM students need to achieve at least the following minimum English proficiency test scores. Note: these minimum scores are effective for 2024-25 admission onwards.

 Summer ACE@UTMFall-Winter ACE@UTM
IELTS5.5 overall; with no band below 5.06.0 overall; with no band below 5.5
TOEFL63 total; 16 in Writing & Speaking80 total; 19 in Writing & Speaking
COPE70 total; 27 in Writing and 17 in Reading & Listening80 total; 28 in Writing and 18 in Reading & Listening
Duolingo105 total; 80 in each subscore110 total; 90 in each subscore
Pearson45 total; 40 in each section55 total; 50 in each section

Please note that meeting these minimum scores does not guarantee an invitation to the ACE@UTM program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This is one factor used for eligibility consideration.

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