Conditional Admission

Applying for Conditional Admission

Undergraduate applicants who are unable to meet the English proficiency requirements are welcome to apply for conditional admission.
  • To be considered, you must meet all admission requirements for UNC Charlotte, except providing proof of English ability.
  • Please visit international freshmen, international transfer, or international second degree admission webpages to learn more on how to submit your application. In addition, you must apply and attend the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) at UNC Charlotte to improve your English skills.
  • Once your English is strong enough to start your bachelor degree program, you can be fully admitted.
    • During your last semester at ELTI, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to complete your full enrollment and to start taking classes in your major.

English proficiency can be demonstrated by meeting these requirements:

Options for Meeting Requirements

Scores Required for Full Undergraduate Admission

TOEFL IBT (code: 5105)

70 or higher (minimum of 14 in each sub score)

TOEFL Paper Based (code: 5105)

523 or higher (minimum of 46 in each sub score)


6.0 or higher (minimum of 5.0 in each sub score)

PTE Academic 48 or higher (minimum of 35 in each sub score)

English Language and Training Institute

Completion of Level 5

*Test scores for English Proficiency are only valid for 2 years
*Duolingo English Test Score is temporarily accepted for admission purposes.