Undergraduate Conditional Admission

Advantages of Conditional Admission

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

Strengthen your English without affecting your GPA

Learn American culture and study skills

Experienced instructors who understand the needs of international students

No additional TOEFL/IELTS is required. Complete the IEP and go on to your major.

Eligibility for Conditional Admission

  • Have at least a TOEFL iBT 50, an IELTS Academic 5.5 or a Duolingo 85.
  • Apply directly to NC State as an undergraduate student (you do NOT apply for conditional admission itself).
  • Important: If you enroll in the IEP directly 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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Fulfill Terms of Conditional Admission

Students who are offered conditional admission from the NC State Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be enrolled in a degree program after they have successfully completed the Intensive English Program’s Level 6 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and met attendance requirements.

Conditionally admitted students must follow all IEP rules and academic requirements. Only when students successfully exit Level 6 can they begin their undergraduate classes at NC State. Failure to meet IEP requirements results in the loss of NC State’s offer of admission.

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NC State’s Pathway Program

Conditionally admitted undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for the NC State Pathway Program. In the Pathway Program, students take a combination of IEP courses and undergraduate credit courses at the same time allowing them to earn credits towards their graduation requirements.

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Have Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to our most common questions.