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Graduate Conditional Admissions for International Students

Graduate Conditional Admission is available for international students who are not qualified for direct admission because they have not yet reached the level of English-language proficiency required for graduate study. 

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Conditional Admission acts as a bridge for regular admission at the university.  It allows students to become familiar with the university’s culture and education while improving their English proficiency before starting a high-stakes graduate program.  

In order for a student to be conditionally admitted, he or she must submit the required documentation (transcripts, recommendation letters, etc.).

Students that are offered Conditional Admission are required to complete Level 10 of The Language Connection’s English Language Institute (ELI). ELI is a non-credit intensive English program. Students take an ELI placement test and are placed in the appropriate level upon arrival at St. John’s. Acceptable scores must be submitted to be eligible for full admission. Completing Level 10 of ELI will permit the waiver of TOEFL, Duolingo, IELTS and PTE scores. Once a student has met English proficiency and standardized testing requirements , he or she is then eligible to apply to be a fully matriculated student.

Almost all graduate programs participate in conditional admission program, please email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding specific degree.