Pathway Programs for Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission for Freshman, Transfer, and Graduate Applicants to FDU’s New Jersey campuses

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  • Both new and transfer students are welcome!
  • Submission of standardized test scores welcome but not required.
  • Complete pathway program in as little as one semester (depending on on-line placement test)!
  • All FDU undergraduate majors (and most graduate majors) are available.

Learn more about the Pre-University Program (PUP), FDU’s pathway program for undergraduate students

Learn more about the Pre-Master’s Program (PMP), FDU’s pathway program for graduate students

Conditional admission pending completion of the Pre-University Program or the Pre-Master’s Program is available to international applicants who meet all academic requirements besides English proficiency for admission to a degree program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

FDU’s pathway programs cater to students from a variety of backgrounds-ranging from students who have intermediate English language proficiency as measured by standardized tests of English and/or who have not taken an English examination to students whose English falls just below FDU’s regular English language proficiency requirements.

FDU pathway programs feature our proprietary English for Professional Success (EPS) curriculum which introduces students to advanced learning strategies to ensure success in university-level courses taught in English, as well as communication topics and skills relevant to students entering the workforce. 

EPS classes address the most common causes of difficulty: meeting expectations for reading and writing at a university level and participating in classroom discussions. FDU’s learning resources and support centers provide additional support in language and academic content tutoring for both on-campus and remote learners.

After completing the application for admission, the applicant will be invited to take FDU’s Online English Placement Test to determine their level of English proficiency and placement at the appropriate level of EPS courses. 

Students placed at advanced EPS levels will take a combination of EPS and regular FDU courses for one semester before transitioning into regular academic study.  Students placed at intermediate EPS levels will focus on English for one or two semesters before transitioning into advanced EPS levels and, subsequently, regular academic study.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Tuition charges shown are subject to annual increases and do not include mandatory health insurance, travel or visa costs, living expenses, or personal expenses.

Programs PUP Lower Intermediate PUP Upper Intermediate PUP Advanced
Courses EPS 1004/1014
EPS 1005/1015

EPS 1006/1016
EPS 1007/1017

EPS 1008/1018
EPS 1009/1019
Plus 4 to 8 other undergraduate credits
Duration One semester One semester One semester
Tuition $6,000 $6,000 $16,000 minus academic scholarship
English TOEFL 40, IELTS 4.4, iTEP 2.9, Duolingo 70, E3PT 48, GTEC 900, PTE-A 36 TOEFL 40, IELTS 4.4, iTEP 2.9, Duolingo 70, E3PT 48, GTEC 900, PTE-A 36 TOEFL 50, IELTS 5, iTEP 3.2, Duolingo 80, E3PT 54, GTEC 1000, PTE-A 45

Graduate Pathway Programs

Tuition charges shown are subject to annual increases and do not include mandatory health insurance, travel or visa costs, living expenses, or personal expenses.

Programs PMP Lower Intermediate PMP Upper Intermediate PMP Advanced
Courses EPS 5004/5014
EPS 5005/5015

EPS 5006/5016
EPS 5007/5017

EPS 5008/5018
EPS 5009/5019
Plus 3 to 4 other graduate credits
Duration One semester One semester One semester
Tuition $6,000 $6,000 $4,500 for EPS plus regular FDU tuition for other graduate credits
English TOEFL 50, IELTS 5, iTEP 3.2, Duolingo 80, E3PT 54, GTEC 1000, PTE-A 45 TOEFL 50, IELTS 5, iTEP 3.2, Duolingo 80, E3PT 54, GTEC 1000, PTE-A 45 TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, iTEP 3.5, Duolingo 90, E3PT 58, GTEC 1075, PTE-A 50

These tables refer to pathway programs for FDU’s campuses in New Jersey. Information concerning pathway programs for FDU’s campus in Vancouver is available on the FDU-Vancouver web page.

Non-Pathway Option

Undergraduate and graduate applicants may be granted conditional admission even if they choose not to enroll in one of FDU’s pathway programs. 

Such students are encouraged to enroll in a reputable intensive English program. They should submit new standardized test scores of English proficiency meeting FDU requirements for regular admission within one calendar year of receiving an offer of conditional admission.

Note that students enrolling in one of FDU’s pathway programs are not required to submit new standardized test scores.

Students on F-1 Status

Admitted students who will study at Fairleigh Dickinson University on international student visa (F-1 visa) status will receive an FDU I-20 for the duration of the Pre-University Program or Pre-Master’s Program along with a letter of conditional acceptance to the bachelor’s or master’s degree program, respectively. Upon successfully completing the Pre-University Program or Pre-Master’s Program, the student will be issued an updated I-20 for the duration of the degree program.

Application Deadlines

Applicants living outside the United States:

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

Applicants living in the United States:

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

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

Deadlines may vary according to the program. Please check your desired major’s department website for more details.

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Questions?

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

 

Contact Information

The Office of International Admissions

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