LLI University/College Pathway Program

Looking for a Pathway to Higher Education in Canada?

The LLI University Pathway Program prepares students from all backgrounds and nationalities for post-secondary academic courses that are taught in English. LLI has partnerships with local high schools, as well as, a variety colleges and universities across Canada and the United States.

You can now receive a conditional letter of acceptance into a post-secondary program before you come to Canada, without the need to study for IELTS and TOEFL.

Our College and University Partners

How the LLI University/College Pathway works

  • Complete a short online application form for the Pathway Program.
  • Submit your high school transcripts to LLI for a FREE assessment.
  • LLI will return your results within three business days and advise you about how much study is required to meet the requirements of your chosen college or university.
  • Submit notarized copies of the required documents.
  • Receive a conditional offer in hand prior to finishing high school or leaving your home country.
  • Apply for your visa to study in-person at LLI, study in your own country or opt to study online with LLI.
  • Study ESL in the LLI Academic Preparation 1 and Academic Preparation 2 Programs to achieve the required entry level standard for your chosen university.
  • When you meet the requirements of the conditional offer, you are guaranteed acceptance to the school, college or university stated in the offer.

Why choose LLI for university entrance requirements in Canada

  • Access to all our partner universities, including some of the top schools in Canada and the USA.
  • You can change your selection of school during your study at LLI.
  • If you don’t reach your preferred university’s requirements, we can suggest alternative schools.
  • You can also upgrade / increase your GPA while studying at LLI, so you can reapply to your preferred universities when you are here in Canada.

The LLI Academic Preparation programs AP1 and AP2

LLI’s Academic Preparation 1 (AP1) and Preparation 2 (AP2) are prerequisite programs for entrance into college (Diploma) and undergraduate (Degree) university programs. Students who successfully complete the LLI AP programs will meet the required level of proficiency for their Conditional Letter of Acceptance.

The Academic Preparation Programs at LLI includes:

  • TOEFL and IELTS training and testing
  • Canadian cultural classes
  • Math upgrading (if necessary)
  • Specific skills required for success

You start your Pathway studying our core ESL program, and then progress onto AP1 and AP2 as required. As a student on our University pathway, you then have an additional 6 hours of instruction per week for the last 4 months of your ESL program.

How can LLI’s Pathway program help me go to university in Canada?

Entrance to university in Canada can vary, but minimum requirements are usually a 75% average GPA in the last year of high school.
Some of our university partners may require GPA’s over 88%.

Admission to university is not solely based on GPA scores but also includes an assessment of the courses that were taken in the last year of high school. Some Majors require specific prerequisite courses. The LLI University Preparation programs allow you to study English as a Second Language, and attain the minimum language requirements.

Not sure what the GPA requirements are for your college or university?

Please contact admissions at applications@llinstitute.com We can assess if you have the level of English proficiency required for your chosen course. Qualified students will attain a conditional offer of acceptance from the university.

Why come to Canada to study?

Complete all your entrance requirements and come to Canada and enter directly into college. Students in a public college Diploma program may work up to 20 hours per week, a spouse can receive an open work permit, and children can study in public and high school for free.

Monday 9:00-12:00

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Current Events in the News
  • Journal Writing

Monday 1:00-3:00

  • This week’s Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Monday 3:00-6:00

  • (3:15 to 4:15) – Canadian Cultural Classes

Tuesday 9:00-12:00

  • Grammar

Tuesday 1:00-3:00

  • Reading Comprehension

Tuesday 3:00-6:00

  • Test Preparation – (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL)

Wednesday 9:00-12:00

  • Speaking and Listening Practice

Wednesday 1:00-3:00

  • Grammar/Writing Practice

Wednesday 3:00-6:00

  • (3:15 to 4:15) – Book Club and Mathematics Class

Thursday 9:00-12:00

  • Grammar

Thursday 1:00-3:00

  • Speaking/Listening
  • Prepared Speeches

Thursday 3:00-6:00

  • Test Preparation – (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL)

Friday 9:00-12:00

  • Speaking/Listening/Reading
  • Formal level exam – (once per month)


Length of StudyCost
1-24 Weeks$340

Other Fees:

  • One time Registration fee: $150
  • Materials fee: $70

Lessons: 9am – 3pm (Monday to Friday) / 3pm – 6pm (Tuesday & Thursday) *Subject to change without notice.

Students are responsible for arranging their own medical insurance before traveling to Canada. Alternatively, LLI can arrange insurance via Guard.me if required.

Attending classes in person and want to know the full cost? Use our free online calculator to work out the total cost of attending your LLI classes in Canada, including course fees, homestay costs, and airport pickup.

Students in our University pathway have an additional 6 hours of instruction per week for the last 4 months of their program. Additional cost is $600.00 per month.

Students must have:

  • Completed high school in their home country or Canada or be in last year of high school
  • Have a minimum English level (LLI level 5) or IELTS 4.5-5.0
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University Pathway 5 Step process