Pathway Programs and Conditional Admission

Undergraduate and Graduate international applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for direct admission to FDU, may be eligible for one of our pathway program options.

FDU’s pathway programs cater to students from a variety of backgrounds-ranging from students who have no English language proficiency and/or who have not taken an English examination to students whose English test scores are just below the minimum requirement for direct entry.

Pre-University Program for Undergraduate Freshmen (PUP)

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • TOEFL IBT: 50
    • IELTS: 5.0
    • Pearsons PTE-A: 45-52
  • Designed to be completed in the first academic semester
  • Syllabus includes a combination of English and academic courses in the first semester
  • Special consideration will be given to students within 10 points of the TOEFL ibt and within 0.5 band of the IELTS requirement listed above

Pre-Master’s Program for Graduate Students (PMP)

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • TOEFL IBT: 60
    • IELTS: 5.5
    • Pearsons PTE-A: 50-52
  • Designed to be completed in the first academic semester
  • Syllabus includes a combination of English and academic courses in the first semester
  • Special consideration will be given to students within 10 points of the TOEFL ibt, and within 0.5 band of the IELTS requirement listed above

Conditional Admission to FDU

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • No English test results required
    • Intensive English studies in Intermediate Pre-University Program (IPUP) and Intermediate Pre-Master’s Program (IPMP) prior to academic coursework
  • Available for all undergraduate and select graduate programs
  • Full admission to degree program upon completion of the PUP/PMP program – no TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/SAT required
  • All English instruction conducted by University faculty at FDU
  • All English courses conducted on Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Questions?

Questions about the PUP, PMP, or FDU Conditional Admission should be sent via email to global@fdu.edu.

Deadlines

  • Fall (August) Semester: July 1
  • Spring (January) Semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (limited programs): May 1

Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application.

Contact Information

The Office of International Admissions

1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA
global@fdu.edu