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

Jacksonville State University


University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas

Southern Arkansa University


University of Arizona

Arizona State University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Pima Community College


Glendale Community College

Santa Ana College

Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Long Beach City College

Golden Gate University

City College of San Francisco

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

San Francisco State University

National University

Palomar College

Loyola Marymount University

Chaffey College

Golden West College

Mt. San Jacinto College

ANA Summer Programs/Academy by the Sea

Los Angeles Trade- Technical College

Irvine Valley College

Grossmont College American Collegiate English (ACE)

Cerritos College

Los Angeles Valley College

Chabot College

Peralta Community College District

West Los Angeles College

University of Redlands

California State University, Chico

California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Sonoma

California State University, Los Angeles

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Extension Certificate Program for International Students

University of California Los Angeles UCLA Extension American Language Center

University of California Berkeley Extension

University of California Berkeley Extension College Foundations Program


University of Denver


Marianapolis Preparatory School

District of Columbia, Washington:

LADO International Institute


University of Delaware


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida Intensive English Consortium

Florida International University

Florida State University

University of West Florida

University of Miami Intensive English Program

Valencia College

The Bolles School


Georgia Southern University


Hawai’i Preparatory Academy


The University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Kirkwood Community College


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

DePaul University English Language Academy Chicago

Illinois State University

University of Illinois, Springfield (Intensive English Program)

Lewis University

North Central College

Kendall College - Laureate English Program (LEP)

Kendall College Culinary Program

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Governors State University


University of Southern Indiana IEP

Indiana Institute of Technology


Kansas State University


Loyola University New Orleans

McNeese State University


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Quincy College

Salem State University

Middlesex Community College

Boston School of Modern Languages

Clark University (COPACE)


Howard Community College (HCC)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Towson University and ELC


University of Maine


Wayne State University

University of Michigan - Flint


University of Minnesota

The English Language Center at Winona State University and Bemidji State University


University of Missouri, Columbia


Mississippi State University

North Dakota:

North Dakota State University

New Jersey:

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Felician College


University of Nevada, Reno

College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

New York:

Berkeley College

Rochester Institute of Technology

State University of New York, Plattsburgh

State University of New York, Buffalo

State University of New York, Geneseo

Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Fordham University

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Pace University

Herkimer College

Alfred State

Queens College (QC) of the City University of New York

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Manhattanville College

Touro College and University System

ISDE/Columbia Master in Sports Law & Management


The University of Findlay

University of Dayton

Cleveland State University

Ohio University, OPIE


The Language Company


Chemeketa Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Lane Community College

Portland Community College


Temple University

Drexel ELC

HACC - Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

Community College of Philadelphia

South Carolina:

University of South Carolina

College of Charleston

South Dakota:

Northern State University International Undergraduate Admissions

South Dakota State University


Austin Peay State University

University of Tennessee Chattanooga


University of North Texas (UNT)

Texas Christian University

Sam Houston State University

Texas A&M University-Texarkana

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at Arlington

Texas Intensive English Program


Southern Utah University


Radford University

Virginia International University

Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute - National Capital Region

Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute - Main Campus Location

George Mason University


Pierce College

Seattle Central College

South Seattle College

Highline College

Centralia College

North Seattle College

Skagit Valley College

Olympic College

Clark College

Tacoma Community College

Shoreline Community College

South Puget Sound Community College

Western Washington University

Eastern Washington University

Gonzaga University English Language Center

Washington State University

Seattle University

University of Washington International & English Language Programs

University of Washington Bothell


Northwest College

Western Wyoming Community College

Multiple Locations Across the USA:

Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP)

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