Intensive English Program

Conditional admission to MU

Undergraduate programs

Students may apply for conditional admission to an undergraduate program at the University of Missouri if they have a TOEFL score below 79.

To apply for conditional admission, students should apply to MU as an international student. If a student meets MU’s admission requirements except for the English language requirement, the Office of International Admissions will provide a letter of conditional admission and the student will be offered automatic admission to the Intensive English Program. This conditional admission letter will state that the student must satisfy the English requirement by obtaining the required TOEFL score or by obtaining a verification of language readiness for academic work from the IEP.

Admission of IEP students to an MU undergraduate program

MU admission decisions consider a student’s complete academic record, including performance in the Intensive English Program. IEP students who are MU undergraduate applicants or conditionally admitted to MU may submit an outside standardized English test score (TOEFL or IELTS), but the Office of International Admissions will also request verification from the IEP. Meeting the IEP exit criteria satisfies the MU English language requirements for admission to most undergraduate programs. Students should check the English language requirement for their programs as that is the requirement that must be verified. Please talk with the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions for more information about meeting the English requirement for your major.

Graduate programs

Students applying for admission to a graduate program at MU (master’s degree or doctorate) should contact the program directly to ask if the program admits students conditionally. For more information about graduate admission, see the information for international applicants on the Graduate School website. Students should check the English language requirement for their graduate program with their program.