About the Program

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What is ACE@UTM?

The University of Toronto Mississauga is a place where talent and ideas converge to meet global challenges. It's a campus known for outstanding academic quality and student success, award-winning faculty and staff, alumni who have made a global impact in numerous walks of life, and an exemplary symbiosis with our community and corporate partners. We pursue excellence, inspire creativity, develop talent and prepare our graduates to become the next global innovation leaders.

Academic Culture & English (ACE@UTM) is a fee-based English language and transition program for students admitted to UTM who require additional English language support in order to meet the University of Toronto’s English language requirements. In addition to providing English language instruction, it is designed to target the development of communication, research and university level study skills. These acquired skills will lead participants toward greater success in their university studies. ACE@UTM is offered twice per year, during the Summer (early July to end of August) and the Fall-Winter session (early September to end of April).

The English course component of the ACE@UTM program is Academic English Level 60 offered by 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.

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

The Summer ACE@UTM program is 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.

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Fall-Winter ACE@UTM

The Fall-Winter ACE@UTM program is a 24-week program offered from September to April. In addition to taking the part-time Academic English Level 60 course during the school year, students 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 the ACE@UTM program students need to achieve the following minimum English proficiency test scores:

  Summer ACE@UTM Fall-Winter ACE@UTM
IELTS 5.5 overall; with no band below 5.0 6.0 overall; with no band below 5.5
TOEFL 63-88 total; 16 in Writing 89-99 total; 19 in Writing
COPE 70-79 total; 27 in Writing and 17 in Reading and Listening 80-85 in total; 28 in Writing and 18 in Reading and Listening
Duolingo 110 minimum 110 minimum

Please note that meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer to the ACE@UTM program at the University of Toronto Mississauga.


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