Pathway Programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Undergraduate and Graduate international applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for direct admission to FDU, may be eligible for one of our pathway program options.

FDU's pathway programs cater to students from a variety of backgrounds-ranging from students who have no English language proficiency and/or who have not taken an English examination to students whose English test scores are just below the minimum requirement for direct entry.

Pre-University Program for Undergraduate Freshmen (PUP)

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • TOEFL IBT: 50
    • IELTS: 5.0
    • Pearsons PTE-A: 45-52
    • ELS Language Center: Completion of Level 110 EAP
  • Designed to be completed in first academic semester
  • Syllabus includes a combination of English and academic courses in the first semester
  • Special consideration will be given to students within 10 points of the TOEFL ibt and within 0.5 band of the IELTS requirement listed above

Pre-Master's Program for Graduate Students (PMP)

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • TOEFL IBT: 60
    • IELTS: 5.5
    • Pearsons PTE-A: 50-52
    • ELS Language Center: Completion of Level 110 EAP
  • Designed to be completed in first academic semester
  • Syllabus includes a combination of English and academic courses in the first semester
  • Special consideration will be given to students within 10 points of the TOEFL ibt, and within 0.5 band of the IELTS requirement listed above

The ELS Language Center and Conditional Admission to FDU

  • English Proficiency Requirement:
    • No English test results required
    • Intensive English program intended for students who require full-time English language study prior to enrolling at a university
  • Available for all undergraduate and select graduate programs
  • Direct entry to FDU upon completion of the program - no TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/SAT required
  • ELS language center located on FDU's Metropolitan Campus with access to all FDU facilities

Questions?

Questions about the PUP, PMP or FDU Conditional Admission should be sent via email to global@fdu.edu. Questions about FDU's ELS Language Center can be sent to ELS at tea@els.edu.

Contact Information

  • Office Address:
    The Office of International Admissions
    1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
    USA
  • E-mail:
    global@fdu.edu

Deadlines

  • Fall (August) Semester: July 1
  • Spring (January) Semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (limited programs): May 1

    Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application.