2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

English Conditional Admission (ECA)

Some graduate programs may offer English Conditional Admission (ECA) to academically qualified non-native English speakers who do not meet the University's minimum English language proficiency requirements. To apply for a program in an academic department that offers ECA, applicants must indicate on their application to the degree program that they wish to be considered for ECA.

ECA students cannot enroll in any regular degree courses prior to meeting the University’s English requirement. In order to be granted regular status in their graduate degree program and become eligible to take academic classes, ECA students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete intensive English courses through the advanced level at the University’s English Language Center (ELC). English language training at centers outside of the University of Denver will not be counted toward meeting English language proficiency requirements.
  • Present a departmental qualifying minimum TOEFL, IELTS or C1 Advanced test score before the start of their program.
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