Conditional Admission

Conditional admission can help academically competitive international students attend NC State who do not meet the English proficiency requirements for full undergraduate admission.

If you are interested in studying at NC State as an undergraduate student, but don’t have the required TOEFL/IELTS score for full admission, conditional admission may be the perfect solution.

Students who are conditionally admitted to NC State study in the IEP before entering their academic programs. After completing the IEP, conditionally admitted students proceed to their major without having to take an additional TOEFL or IELTS Academic.

If you are interested in conditional admission, apply directly to NC State as an undergraduate student.  

Please note:

  • Students do NOT apply for conditional admission itself.
  •  It is necessary to have at least a TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS Academic 6.0 to be eligible for conditional admission.
  • If you enroll in the IEP as an English language student, and decide to apply to NC State while you in the program, you are not eligible for conditional admission to the university.
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Advantages of Conditional Admission through the IEP

  • No additional TOEFL/IELTS is required. Complete the IEP and go on to your major.
  • Strengthen your English without affecting your GPA
  • Study with experienced instructors who understand the needs of international students
  • Learn American culture and study skills
  • Receive tutoring at no extra cost