Conditional Admission to UNCW

UNCW offers conditional admission to international students pursuing an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students must still meet all the requirements of an international first-year or transfer applicant, but can qualify for conditional admission through completing the steps below.

  1. Send all official, translated transcripts to UNCW Office of Admissions for all completed coursework (college, high school, secondary school, etc.)
  2. Achieve a 2.50 or higher GPA on a U.S. 4.0 scale

A student can request a conditional admit letter (CAL) before they apply. Determination of when to apply to UNCW will depend on the student's progress in an ESL program. Conditional admission does not guarantee a student's admission into the major of their choice. A CAL guarantees admission to UNCW if a student meets all admission requirements. For some majors, the student will then have to apply if that major requires a separate application after completing University Studies.

Students typically interested in pursuing conditional admission do so primarily for assistance in obtaining a visa to start an ESL program prior to starting a degree program at UNCW.

For questions concerning undergraduate CAL contact the Office of Admissions at