Conditional Admission

Students who are unable to meet FDU’s minimum English proficiency requirements for direct admission or admission to the Pre-University Program or the Pre-Master’s Program, may apply for conditional admission.
Students who have not taken a standardized test of English proficiency are also eligible for FDU’s conditional admission pathway programs. 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.
Conditional admission pending completion of the English proficiency requirement through the Pre-University Program or Pre-Master’s Program is available to applicants who meet all other academic requirements for admission to a degree program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Conditional admission is available for all Bachelor’s degrees.


Conditional admission is available for many Master’s degrees.

Programs that offer conditional admission with deferred GRE/GMAT submission

  • MBA (all concentrations)
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Management Information Systems

Students who are conditionally admitted to these programs can prepare for the GRE or GMAT while attending the Pre-Master’s Program. Qualifying GRE or GMAT scores must be submitted within 30 days after the completion of the Pre-Master’s Program.

Programs that offer conditional admission with no GRE/GMAT submission

  • MA in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)
  • MS in Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce)
  • Master of Hospitality Management Studies
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Sport Management

Part time programs that offer conditional admission with no GRE/GMAT submission (not available to F-1 or J-1 students)

  • MAS in Administrative Science
  • MS in Homeland Security Administration
  • MA in Student Services Administration

Application Instructions

Applicants must do the following:
  • complete an international application for admission through
  • submit academic records from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. If transcripts, diploma, or any other academic documents are not in English, an official English translation must be included
  • submit any other documents as specified by the program, such as letters of recommendation, statement of academic purpose, resume/cv, etc.

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.

Contact Information

International Admissions
(201) 692-2205
1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA