International Students

Application Steps

Steps for Application: 

1. Fill out the Online Application Form.

2. Request that your High School transcripts be forwarded to the mailing address below. Briercrest College and Seminary must obtain a final, HARDCOPY of your High School transcript in order to consider your application.

3. Submit official copies of transcripts (hardcopy) from all previously attended language schools,  colleges, and/or universities to the mailing address below to be considered for admission. Briercrest requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. Briercrest requires a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment. NOTE: Where transcripts are in an original language other than French or English,  certified English translations of the transcripts must also be provided. 

4. Send all required funds for one year of study (tuition + living expenses) to Briercrest College and Seminary. 

***Please note that a letter of acceptance will not be given to an accepted student until the full amount for one year of tuition and living expenses is received and deposited into the student's account.

5. If English is not your first language, you must complete a Standardized Test for English proficiency. Please see the table in the section below.

If the applicant is accepted: 

  • He/she will be notified via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • An official Letter of acceptance will follow.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (tuition, fees and living expenses included) for one year of study will then be asked for it if they have not already been provided.  The required funds for one full year of study (tuition + living expenses) must be deposited into the applicants Briercrest Student account before the letter of acceptance will be sent.
  • Any additional information that Briercrest needs (photocopy of passport, medical information) may be requested.
  • At the time of crossing the border, the student must be in possession of the following items
    • Your official letter of acceptance from Briercrest College.
    • Evidence of sufficient funds for one year's worth of tuition and living expenses.
    • Be in possession of a valid Passport.
    • A document processing fee will be collected at the port of entry. Since immigration requirements are subject to change, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Canadian Consulate nearest them prior to crossing the border. For more information, please contact Immigration Canada

If all these steps are taken, the student will be granted into the country with a permit to study. 

If you have any additional questions you can contact Briercrest Enrolment Services at: 

Phone: 1-800-667-5199
Fax: 1-800-667-2329
           Briercrest Enrolment Services
           510 College Dr.
           Caronport, SK
           S0H 0S0

English Language Requirement

If English is not your first language, you must complete one of the following standardized tests, for a list of accepted results, please see the table below:

  • TOEFL (Institution Code: 9644)
  • CAEL

Test Name

Accepted Score



Test of English as a Foreign Language

Internet Based: 80
Minimum Category Scores:

Reading: 19
Speaking: 18
Writing: 18 

Paper Based: 550

Computer based: 213

CN 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08541-6151
Tel: 609.771.7100

Briercrest Institution Code: 9644


International English Language Test System

Band Score: 6.5

The British Council, IELTS Enquiries
Medlock Street, Manchester, M15 4AA, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161.957.7755


Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Minimum Score: 60

CAEL Assessment Office
228 Paterson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Tel: 613.520.2600 ext.2271


Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Minimum Score: 85

English Language Institute
3020 North University Building
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48109-1057
Tel: 313.764.2416

 Completion of an English competency test is not required if the applicant has: 

  • Completed Grades 11 and 12 English, in sequence, as part of two full academic years, in a high school using a provincially- or state-accredited Canadian or U.S. curriculum; OR
  • Achieved a grade of 80% or better in a Grade 12 provincially-examined English course, as part of one full term of study; OR
  • Completed at least three years of formal education in an approved English language school (mature and Adult 12 applicants only); OR
  • Successfully completed English as a Second Language (ESL) 050 or achieved a minimum average score of 55 on the ESL placement exam; OR
  • Successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities or social science subjects and with a grade point average of 60% (or equivalent). 


Application Steps for American Students

Steps for Application: 

1. Fill out the Online Application Form.

2. Request that your High School transcripts be forwarded to the mailing address below.  Briercrest College must obtain a Final, HARDCOPY of your High School Transcript in order to consider your application.

3. If English is not your first language, you must complete one of the following Standardized Tests, for a list of accepted results, please see the table under "English Language Requirement" above: 

4. Forward your SAT or ACT scores to Briercrest College.

5. Send along all the required funds or a bank statement with the proof of funds for one year of study. A letter of acceptance will not be given to the successful applicant until these amounts are accounted for.

Academic Requirements

Student must graduate with a from High School with a Mnimum GPA of 2.0 and the following completed courses:

  • Four yeas of English Language Arts
  • Three years of Mathematics
  • Two years of Social Science/Humanities (Grade 12 Included)
  • Two years of Science (grade 12 included)
  • two year of additioanl academic courses
  • SAT Reasoning Score of 1590 OR
  • ACT Score of 22

Please take note that the Briercrest School code for the SAT or ACT tests is 5206.


More than 130,000 students from other countries come to study in Canada every year. Before coming to our country, you will need to apply for a study permit.

Important immigration links:

To receive information on the application process and to download application forms, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. The other websites will provide important information for the immigration process.

Here is a summary of what you will need before coming to school:

  • a letter of acceptance from our school
  • proof of adequate financial funding for tuition and room and board 
  • confirmation that you will return home at the end of your studies
  • a medical exam (when applicable)
  • a temporary Canadian resident visa (when applicable)

Students coming from the United States

Securing a study visa is different for you than for those coming from other countries. The process takes place when you arrive in Canada-either at the airport when you go through Canada Customs or at any Port of Entry if you are driving. Be sure to have the relevant pieces of documentation listed above ready to present to avoid being delayed or refused.


You can go here to view our student finance page, please note that all dollar amounts are in Canadian currency.

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