What is conditional admission?
Conditional admission refers to being academically admissible to the University of Arizona, but that an applicant still needs to meet the English proficiency requirement. Conditional admission is offered for all undergraduate programs.
I don’t yet have conditional admission from UA, but I would like to study in the UG U-Track. What can I do?
You must apply for conditional admission at https://admissions.arizonedu/how-to-apply/international/conditional-admissions. Once you have conditional admission, please apply for the U-Track program. Alternatively, you can enroll in our Intensive English Program, which has a pathway to the U-Track program.
Will I take university classes?
Yes! Each session, UG U-Track students enroll in a General Education class similar to courses any first-year UA student would be required to take. These are special CESL sections of these courses and they count for every major. Most sessions, you will also have the opportunity to experience regular university lectures and interact with guest university speakers as part of CESL’s University Seminar class.
How long is each level?
How long will it take to finish my U-Track studies?
CESL recommends students study in the program for 2 sessions (1 semester).
Does my University Track GPA affect me once I'm fully admitted to the UA?
Yes. All of the grades you earn in your UA courses count towards your UA GPA. Although the grades in your CESL courses do not count towards your UA GPA, they will determine your progression through the U-Track. Please see the student handbook for more information.
If I complete one session of the Undergraduate U-Track, will I be automatically admitted to the UA?
No. With conditional admission, there are three common ways to fulfill UA’s English language requirement for full admission:
- Complete two sessions of the U-Track and receive CESL Endorsement with a 2.0 GPA (students must pass all classes with a C or higher to receive endorsement).
- Earn the required TOEFL or IELTS score (http://admissions.arizona.edu/how-to-apply/international/english-profici...).
- Complete one session of the U-Track and receive CESL endorsement with a 3.0 GPA (students must pass all classes with a C or higher to receive endorsement-Fall 2, Spring 2, Summer only).
In some cases, undergraduate bound students may also enroll in a non-credit (no university classes) option in levels 8 or 9. See the Graduate Track Program or email Amber Tetreau-Segura at email@example.com . Undergraduate bound students will be advised to take the University Track option, which includes a credit-bearing course.
Can I participate in CESL clubs and activities once I'm enrolled in the U-Track?
Yes! You are still a CESL student and you are highly encouraged to participate in CESL’s clubs and activities.