Conditional Undergraduate Admission

The University of Oregon may offer you conditional admission if you are an international student who requires English language instruction before you can begin your studies at the university level. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the American English Institute (AEI) to study English in an intensive environment. A unit within the College of Arts and Sciences, the AEI is a world-class English language institute located in the heart of the University of Oregon campus.

To apply for conditional admission complete the UO application. For the section called "Request Conditional Admission," simply check the "Yes" box on the one question that appears on that page.  Students requesting conditional admission must meet all of the university's international admission requirements except the English proficiency requirement. If you are determined to be fully admissible, you will still have all the same resources available to you as a conditionally admitted student.

Upon completing the highest level of English instruction at the AEI, you will be granted full admission to the University of Oregon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Conditional Admission

  • If I am requesting conditional admission, am I required to pay the AEI application fee?
    No, to apply for conditional admission you pay only the University of Oregon application fee.
  • Do I apply to both the University of Oregon and the AEI if I am requesting conditional admission?
    No, apply only to the University of Oregon when requesting conditional admission.
  • Do I still need a TOEFL score if I am requesting conditional admission?
    While it is not required to submit English proficiency test results to apply for conditional admission, students who do submit English proficiency test results will be given priority.
  • I am an international transfer student. May I request conditional admission?
    Yes, as an international transfer student you may request conditional admission in the same way as freshman international students.
  • Do you offer conditional admission to graduate students?
    No, conditional admission is not available for graduate students.

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