Conditional Admission

Applying for conditional admission

Freshmen and transfer applicants who are unable to meet the English proficiency requirements are eligible to apply for conditional admission.
  • To be considered, you must meet all admission requirements for the university or your intended major, except providing proof of English proficiency. 
  • You must apply for the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) after completing your application to UNC Charlotte.
    • Once you have successfully passed Level 6 (earn grades C or better in the Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking and Academic Language), you can complete your enrollment into UNC Charlotte and begin taking classes in your major.
    • You can also complete your enrollment into UNC Charlotte and begin taking classes in your major once you meet the English Language Proficiency requirements (TOEFL/IELTS scores).

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)


  • Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City BLVD
Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001, USA

  • We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students. An institutional code is NOT required. Test scores must be received by the application deadline.

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

English Language and Training Institute

Completion of Level 5