Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers conditional admission to qualified graduate-level students in select programs who are academically eligible for admission, but do not meet the English language proficiency requirement as measured by TOEFL or IELTS.
Students applying for conditional admission must study at ELS until they demonstrate sufficient English proficiency by successfully completing ELS Level 112 or by fulfilling another form of SIUE-approved English verification.
The following graduate programs will consider applications for conditional admission:
Biological Sciences (a faculty mentor must be identified by the student)
Computer Management and Information Systems
Economics and Finance
To apply for conditional graduate admission, applicants need to:
Requirements for Full Admission
Any standardized testing requirements that apply can be postponed in the conditional admission application, but must be met prior to SIUE granting full admission. These requirements will be outlined in the student's letter of conditional admission.
Fulfillment of any other requirements outlined in the letter of conditional admission, for example prerequisite courses.
Proof of successful completion of ELS 112 or satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score report.
Financial Forms are required for students planning to attend on an F-1 student visa. Students offered conditional admission are issued the initial I-20 from ELS. Financial verification forms will be required by SIUE in order to grant full admission. Students must provide proof of financial support for one academic year to be issued an SIUE I-20.
Original Transcripts: SIUE will require original transcripts be mailed or presented to the Admissions Office prior to granting full admission.