Which Schools Offer Conditional Admission?

Which Schools Offer Conditional Admission?

Many international students come to the USA to learn English, or pursue a degree program, or both. If you are interested in a degree program like a bachelor’s or master’s, most colleges and universities have a minimum English proficiency you must meet in order to be considered for the degree program. If you do not meet this minimum standard, there is a possibility to advance your chances of getting accepted into your desired degree program by applying to a school with conditional admission.

What Is Conditional Admission?

Conditional Admission is a program offered by colleges and universities, admission to a degree program, to eligible international students, with a requirement that they must improve their English language skills by attending the university’s English language program. Generally, most universities and colleges do not require a TOEFL or IELTS score to apply for conditional admission.

In addition, certain schools will allow you to take academic classes while attending the school’s English language program, while other schools require you to complete the English language program prior to beginning academic classes.

Which Schools Offer Conditional Admission?

Here is a list of schools by state that offer conditional admission. 


The University of Alabama


University of Arkansas

Southern Arkansas University


Arizona State University


Glendale Community College

Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Mt. San Jacinto College

Irvine Valley College

Grossmont College American Collegiate English (ACE)

Los Angeles Valley College

University of Redlands

California State University, Chico


Marianapolis Preparatory School


University of Delaware


University of Miami Intensive English Program

Valencia College

The Bolles School


The University of Iowa

Kirkwood Community College


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

DePaul University English Language Academy Chicago

Lewis University

North Central College

Governors State University


Quincy College

Salem State University


University of Minnesota


University of Missouri, Columbia

North Dakota:

North Dakota State University

New Jersey:

Felician College


College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

New York:

Berkeley College

State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Fordham University

Pace University


The University of Findlay

University of Dayton


The Language Company


Chemeketa Community College

Lane Community College

Portland Community College


Temple University

HACC - Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

South Carolina:

University of South Carolina

College of Charleston

South Dakota:

Northern State University International Undergraduate Admissions

South Dakota State University


Texas Christian University

Texas A&M University-Texarkana


George Mason University


Highline College

Centralia College

Olympic College

Clark College

Tacoma Community College

Shoreline Community College

University of Washington Bothell

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