What is Conditional Admission?

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) International Student Programs may offer you conditional admission if you are an international student who requires English language instruction before you can begin your studies at the college level. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the Intensive English Program (IEP), located on the Ocean Campus in Cloud Hall, to study English in an intensive environment. 

Students will first attend the IEP at CCSF and improve their English. Then they will take the Institutional TOEFL Test at CCSF while studying in the IEP. If they get a TOEFL score of 483, they will be admitted to the Academic Program at CCSF for the following semester.

To apply for conditional admission, complete the application process. Students requesting conditional admission must meet all of the college's international admission requirements except the English proficiency requirement.

Frequently Asked Questions about Conditional Admission

  • Do I still need a TOEFL score if I am requesting conditional admission?
    No, it is not required to submit English proficiency test results to apply for the Conditional Admission Program.
  • I want to apply as a transfer student. May I request conditional admission?
    As an international student transferring from another institution in the U.S., you may request conditional admission.
  • Which fee will I be paying while under Conditional Admission?
    You will be paying the Intensive English Program fees according to the semester/session you are applying for.