Conditional Admission is an option available to students who are academically qualified to be admitted to SBU but have not yet reached the required level of English proficiency. SBU requires a TOEFL score of 80 iBT or 6.5 IELTS or 480 in SAT (Evidence Based Reading - EBR) for full admission.
To receive conditional admission students must meet the following criteria:
1. Meet academic standards as approved by the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions
2. Submit minimum scores in standardized English exams as follows: iBT 70, IELTS 5.5, SAT (EBR) 450
Only the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions can offer conditional admission upon receiving an application and required documentation. Please contact Admissions for deadlines and instructions.
If you accept the conditional admission offer, you must enroll in the Intensive English Center (IEC) before you can be granted full admission to the university. The IEC will issue an I-20 form and you will be a full-time student at the IEC program. You will matriculate as an undergraduate upon successful completion of the IEC program.
When you start the IEC program you will take part in IEC orientation and placement exams. You will be placed into an English level according to results of the exam, not your current TOEFL or IELTS score. The level in which you place will then determine the length of time in which you need to be in the IEC before you can become a fully admitted student to Stony Brook University. The IEC has 4 levels (101, 102, 103, 104) and students who complete the Advanced IEC level (104) with a B or better will be cleared for admission to SBU without having to submit a new TOEFL or IELTS score.
During your time in the IEC you will meet with staff from the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Visa and Immigration Services to ensure smooth transition from the IEC to regular admissions. The Prepare for Success class is designed to introduce conditional students to SBU guidelines and resources in order to achieve success during their undergraduate studies.