Conditional Admission (FID)

The Conditional Admission path is for International students who do not meet certain elements of the Fredonia Direct Admission requirements. On Direct Admission application, one may still be considered if any of the following apply.

  • Applicants who are below stated English proficiency for Fredonia direct admission may be admitted conditionally, with admission to EC English to improve proficiency levels. Applicants who score below 79 on TOEFL or whose writing sample does not provide evidence of the use of standard written English and/or the ability to use critical secondary sources to analyze literacy and/or cultural texts may resubmit these application materials following coursework at EC English. Conditionally accepted students will not be allowed to take graduate English courses until the required demonstration of oral and written proficiencies, as evidenced by the TOEFL and an accepted application (including a writing sample), have been met.

Applicants who do not have the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree in English may be admitted if they have done substantive work in a cognate field with substantial work in literature, culture and/or writing (equivalent to a minor, or concentration) in English.