Centers and Institutes

ELS Language Center

Conditional Admission

International students seeking conditional admission must apply to both Saint Joseph’s University (www.sju.edu) and ELS Philadelphia (www.els.edu). Applicants who meet the academic requirements for undergraduate admissions, but have not satisfied the proof of English proficiency, may be granted conditional admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Conditional admission is based upon successful completion of Level 112 at the ELS language center or submission of our minimum TOEFL or IELTS results.

Students who are conditionally accepted to Saint Joseph’s University will receive a conditional letter of acceptance and an ELS 1-20 to begin studying at the ELS language center. When they arrive at the university, they will join the ELS/Philadelphia program on campus, taking a proficiency examination on the first day of the course in order to determine their level placement. 

After students successfully complete Level 112 or submit the required proof of language proficiency exam scores, they may register for full-time classes at the university.

Student must present the following before they can begin full-time classes at the university

  • Letter of Recommendation by the ELS Center Director
  • Copy of Certificate of Completion from ELS Language

Or one of the following:

  • Official TOEFL scores- Minimum score requirement of 79
  • Official IELTS scores- Minimum score requirement of 6.5

Upon completion of ELS Level 112, students will receive three college credits toward their undergraduate degree. Click here to view information regarding the admissions process and requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate person below:

  • Heledona Katro, Director of ELS/Philadelphia hkatro@els.edu
  • Maxine Adekoya, Assistant Director of Undergraduate International Admissions, madekoya@sju.edu