If an applicant does not meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements but is otherwise admissible to the degree program for which they have applied at Shenandoah University, they may be offered conditional admission for English Language Proficiency. In order to meet the conditions for full admission, conditionally admitted students must provide proof of successful completion of the highest level offered at an approved English Language program.
Applying for Conditional Admission
Apply to and submit all requirements for your degree program (except Proof of Language Proficiency)
Once you are provided conditional admission to your degree-program, enroll in and successfully complete an approved English language program. Each program’s standards for successful completion vary and are provided by the Individual organization. Completion of a CEA-accredited intensive English language program other than those listed below will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students must seek approval from the Office of Admissions prior to starting a CEA-accredited program. Approval is not guaranteed.
Shenandoah’s Approved English Language Programs:
Laurel Ridge Community College (LRCC) ESL Program, Middletown, VA:
Formally Lord Fairfax Community College
Students who submit an official transcript from LRCC showing successful completion of ESL Level 40 courses (ESL 41, 42, 43, and 45).
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) ESL Program:
Students who submit an official transcript from NVCC showing successful completion of ESL 52.
Each program’s standards for successful completion vary and are provided by the individual organization. Completion of a CEA-accredited intensive English language program other than those provided above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students must seek approval from the Office of Admissions prior to starting a CEA-accredited program. Approval is not guaranteed.
Once you have successfully completed your English Language Program request official proof of completion be sent by the organization directly to Shenandoah University.
Conditional admission is valid for one year and contingent upon no change in academic record outside of enrollment in an English language program. If an admitted student registers for any post-secondary course(s), they must report it to Shenandoah University and provide an official transcript for the course(s). Depending on the change in academic record an admitted student’s admission may be rescinded, or they may have to reapply for admission to their program or reapply at a different level (e.g. apply as a transfer student instead of a freshman).
To be eligible to receive a SEVIS I-20 form from Shenandoah, please send financial information and documentation explaining how you plan to cover your educational and living expenses while studying at Shenandoah. To document your financial resources, you may complete the Supplemental Application for International Students form and include support materials such as a signed affidavit of support and a copy of a recent bank statement.
Documents can be sent to:
International Student and Scholar Services