Conditional Acceptance of F1 International Students Based on English Language Proficiency

Conditional acceptance to a Cambridge College degree program is offered to students who have not demonstrated the minimum level of English language proficiency required for full acceptance.

Eligibility for Conditional Acceptance

Students are eligible for Conditional Acceptance only if:

  1. They have met ALL other admissions requirements;
  2. They have been accepted to one of Cambridge College's accredited partner English language schools and have submitted to Cambridge College an official acceptance letter from the partner English language school;
  3. They have paid a conditional acceptance fee, which is non-refundable but is credited towards their tuition once they fully matriculate.

Eligibility for Full Acceptance

Students are eligible to be fully accepted once they have provided to Cambridge College ONE of the following:

  1. Formal documentation of successful completion of a pre-determined level at one of Cambridge College's accredited partner English language schools;


  1. An official DET, PTE Academic, TOEFL, IELTS, or Michigan Test score equal to or exceeding the minimum required score for the program to which the student has been accepted.

A student who has submitted the required documentation for full acceptance is eligible to matriculate in the next available term of study.


Ability to enroll in Cambridge College courses

Students who are conditionally accepted are prohibited from enrolling in any Cambridge College courses. Only once the student has been fully accepted is s/he eligible to register for, enroll in, and attend Cambridge College courses.

Duration of validity

The conditional acceptance is valid for up to three academic terms from initial issue. If a student requires additional time to meet the English language proficiency requirements set by the program to which s/he is conditionally accepted, s/he must request, in writing, an extension, and pay a second conditional acceptance fee, which will be credited towards tuition.

Change in program requirements

Conditionally accepted students must meet admissions and program requirements in effect at the time of matriculation. Students will be notified by the College if program changes occur after they have been conditionally accepted but prior to their matriculation.

Individual Responsible for Revision and Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Coordinator of International Student Affairs

Date of original implementation: May 2013

Date of Last Revision: January 2023