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The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) works with ELS Language Services to assist students in applying for conditional admission. Students may apply for conditional admission without a TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English:Advanced (CAE) or TOIEC score.  Here is the process:

1. Submit completed international application packet to UIW International Admissions Office.

2. Upon conditional admission, UIW International Admissions will contact student to complete the ELS Language Services application for the San Antonio Center.

3. ELS Language Services will issue the Form I-20 for ESL purposes only to conditionally admitted students.

4.  Conditionally admitted student will receive an acceptance packet from UIW with conditional admission offer, ELS acceptance letter and the Form I-20. 

Students applying for conditional admission are eligible for the August, January and May semesters.  Any student that is interested in starting ESL courses in between these start dates must apply directly to ELS Language Services - San Antonio,

English Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL: 79 undergraduate, 83 graduate

IELTS: 6.5 undergraduate and graduate

TOEIC: 650 undergraduate, 700 graduate

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Level C1 undergraduate and graduate

ELS English for Academic Purposes: 109 undergraduate, 110 graduate (specific graduate programs require 112)

Benefits of Applying to UIW for Conditional Admission

Students that need conditional admission are encouraged to apply directly to UIW to complete the application process and get the Form I-20.  With conditional admission to UIW, students are required to participate in UIW's International Orientation at the beginning of each semester, have access to UIW dormitories, events, and the support of the International Student & Scholar Services Office.  Access to this provides conditionally admitted students with opportunities to meet university students, experience campus life, participate in international events and practice their English skills.