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GCAC-605 English Competence - Research Doctorate


How is English competence defined?

It is left to the graduate program to determine the level of English competence required for a student to be successful in the program and in the field as a professional. This might differ by program/field, so the programs should set their own standards.

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Can EPPIC seminars be used to meet this requirement?

EPPIC seminars are not assessed, so they do not meet the requirements of the English Competence policy.

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Does this policy apply just to international students?

No, all Ph.D. students must be assessed for English competence.

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How will the results of the English assessment be reported at the time of the Qualifying Exam?

The Report on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination form will include the preliminary assessment.

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