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International Conditional Admission

The University of Colorado Boulder offers Conditional Admission to international students who need to improve their English language skills before starting an academic degree program. Students who receive conditional admission to the University of Colorado Boulder will be allowed to start their degree program after they have met the requirement for English proficiency.

How to meet the English proficiency requirements

Retake the TOEFL or IELTS
If you have taken one of these tests and your current score does not meet the requirement, you may retake the TOEFL or IELTS in an attempt to meet the requirement. In order to finalize your admission, an English proficiency score that meets the requirement must be submitted along with proof of funding  to the Office of Admissions no later than two months before the start of the term to which you were admitted.
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Enroll in the ESL Academic Bridge Program
The ESL Academic Bridge Program (EABP) is offered through the International English Center. Students take course work in academic English and participate in workshops, activities and events that help them transition into the university community. Students are able to begin their degree program once they successfully complete all required levels of the EABP, which generally takes 6 months to 1 year.
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