Transitioning from the Intensive English Program (IEP) into a CSUN degree program is easy.
Many IEP students choose the program's Conditional Admission plan. This option pre-approves students for admission to degree programs even before they meet CSUN's English language proficiency requirements. Once students achieve proficiency — or receive a TOEFL Waiver* — they can quickly enter their desired degree program. Interested students must apply to both the Intensive English Program (IEP) with Conditional Admission and to a CSUN degree program.
*TOEFL Waiver is available to students who apply for conditional admission to the university and complete the university bridge levels of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students completing University Bridge A in all courses are eligible for an undergraduate TOEFL Waiver and students completing University Bridge B are eligible for a graduate waiver.
How Conditional Admission Works
Apply to IEP with Conditional Admission for desired session.
Visit the program requirements page for information about all documents required to be submitted at the time of the online application. If you have any questions/concerns and/or are unable to attach required documents to the application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are having difficulty with the online application, please email email@example.com and request a paper application.
See After Applying instructions to complete the following and receive an acceptance packet:
IMPORTANT: Pay program tuition in full. Payment must successfully be posted to your account before a Form I-20 will be issued.
If you qualify for conditional admission to CSUN, you will receive TWO letters in your acceptance packet along with a Form I-20:
Review the visa requirements and related information page for visa requirements, essential documents, steps, and other important information.
Attend orientation and IEP classes. See Upon Arrival to the US.
Once you achieve either the required English-language proficiency score (see below) OR receive approval for the TOEFL Waiver (see information below), you will be admitted into the "pre-approved" CSUN degree program.
For admission questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 818-677-2504.
Note: Also available is conditional admission to partnering institutions. For a list and details about applying to partnering institutions, visit our Apply page .
CSUN's English-Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants can be pre-approved for admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program of their choice through IEP's Conditional Admission plan if they have not yet met the English-language proficiency admission requirements of their target educational institution. Interested students must apply to both the Intensive English Program (IEP) with Conditional Admission and to the CSUN degree program.
|6.0 or higher||6.5 or higher|
|61 (iBT)||79 (iBT)|
|500 (PBT)||550 (PBT)|
**NOTE: Some graduate programs may require a higher TOEFL/IELTS scores. Reference the program requirements in the university catalog.
Exceptions for English-Language Proficiency:
CSUN does not require proof of English-Language Proficiency if the student earned a degree outside the U.S., where English is the principle language of instruction.
CSUN interprets "where English is the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the daily medium of communication for the majority of residents and that students receive academic instruction in English at all levels of education.
Countries currently meeting the above requirement are: Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, plus a few nations in the Commonwealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago).
The TOEFL Waiver Option is available to students who apply for conditional admission to the university and complete the university bridge levels of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students completing University Bridge A in all courses are eligible for an undergraduate TOEFL Waiver and students completing University Bridge B are eligible for a graduate TOEFL Waiver. For more about TOEFL Waivers, contact the IEP Academic Office at (818) 677-5938.
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