Language Citation

The University of Toronto Mississauga is an ideal place for students to pursue the study of languages. Our students live in a country that promotes multiculturalism, and our university is located in one of the world's most diverse metropolitan areas. We offer significant language opportunities in many languages. We also offer a variety of international academic programs, and the number of such programs will expand. As students pursue further international study, work opportunities, and post-graduate study, they may find it beneficial to have a notation on their academic record denoting language proficiency.

What is a Language Citation?

The Language Citation at the University of Toronto Mississauga is official recognition on a student's transcript that the student has progressed to an advanced level in the study of a language, and has been assessed as achieving "good" results in that study.

Note that Language Citation is not a "program of study" or Subject Post, and will not satisfy the degree requirement that specifies the minimum programs of study to qualify for the degree. The citation may be of interest to those who are completing programs involving language study, but it may also be of interest to those whose academic interests lie elsewhere, but wish to have achievement in a language noted on their academic record.

How the Notation will Appear

The Language Citation will consist of a notation on the transcript that reads:

  • "Completed Requirements of Language Citation in [name of language]."

This will appear in the UTM sessional segment of the student's academic record on the transcript describing the courses and marks for the session in which the Citation is assessed as complete.


To achieve the Language Citation, a student must:

  • complete 2.0 FCEs (credits) beyond the introductory language course level(s), and
  • achieve at least a B- in each of the courses beyond the introductory level.

The 2.0 credits may be language courses or courses that are taught in the language to be assessed. 

Who can Request the Notation

The language citation notation may only be requested by current UTM students and current non-degree UTM students completing language courses eligible for the citation. The citation will not be assessed for students who have completed their studies and have not re-enrolled.

Eligible Languages

The citation can be earned in any language which provides sufficient advanced training at the University of Toronto Mississauga, provided the unit offering the instruction participates in the citation. Courses taken at the University of Toronto (St. George campus) or University of Toronto Scarborough may also be eligible for assessment, provided that the student's home campus is UTM.

Languages offered at the University of Toronto Mississauga for which a citation may be granted (subject to change) include:













Request a Language Citation Notation

To be assessed for the Language Citation, please fill out this form: Request for Language Citation Transcript Notation