Conditional Admission

Undergraduate Conditional Admission

Arcadia University offers conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university requirements, except for English proficiency.

If you are an excellent student, but you do not have a TOEFL/IELTS score (or if your scores are too low for direct admission), you can still be conditionally admitted by attending Arcadia University’s English Language Institute.

Admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying the English requirements for university. Once the admission requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate.

How does it work?

Students must first improve their English language skills by attending the ELI. Once students meet the English language objectives required, they begin their regular university coursework.

If the applicant is has insufficient English the admissions committee determine the conditions to be fulfilled before the applicant may be reconsidered for admission. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify Enrollment Management when the conditions have been met.

Graduate Conditional Admission

In some instances, an applicant who does not fulfill admissions requirements, or who has undergraduate deficiencies in the area of specialization for the degree, may be admitted conditionally.

In such cases, the admissions committees determine the conditions to be fulfilled before the applicant may be reconsidered for admission. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify Enrollment Management when the conditions have been met.

Conditional admission is not permitted in the following programs: doctoral degree in Physical Therapy; master’s degrees in Forensic Science, Genetic Counseling, and Medical Science (Physician Assistant).

Need more information?

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Conditional Admission or contact us at admiss@arcadia.edu.