ELI Conditional Admissions

To admit international graduate applicants with full external funding under the new ELI conditional admission policy, please follow this procedure:

  1. Make sure the applicant has applied through the usual UF Office of Admission system and is visible on your academic unit's referral browse screen.
  2. Follow your academic unit's usual admissions review process to decided whether or not to admit the applicant. Since the applicant won't have GRE or IELTS/MELAB/TOEFL scores, you will need to review his/her transcripts, personal statement and recommendation letters, plus any extra materials your academic unit requires, to make a decision.
  3. If your academic unit decides to admit the applicant, process him/her on the online admission system. After NERDC Screen 007 says "Admitted" under "Status," send him/her an acceptance with these conditions in it:

    "Before you can enroll in graduate courses starting [insert semester and year of admission here] or thereafter, you must first (1) enroll in the UF English Language Institute; (2) submit official GRE or GMAT scores, that meet our required minimums, to the UF Office of Admissions; and (3) submit a UF English Language Institute certification of completion to the UF Office of Admissions. If you do not complete the UF English Language Institute's program and receive a certificate, you will have to submit official IELTS, MELAB or TOEFL scores that meet the UF Graduate School's required minimums to the UF Office of Admissions before you are allowed to enroll in graduate courses."

  4. When you mail the acceptance letter to the student, immediately send copies to:
    • Ms. Megan Forbes at the UF English Language Institute (POB 117051 or mforbes@eli.ufl.edu), requesting that she process an I-20 for his/her visa.
    • UF Graduate School Data Management (POB 115500 or graddata@ufl.edu), which will put a registration hold on the student's record until he/she meets their admission conditions.
    • UF International Center (POB 113225), so it knows *not* to process an I-20 for his/her visa, since the ELI program will be doing so instead.
    Please be sure to include the student's UFID number on these copies.


With ELI conditional admission cases, it will take at least a semester, and perhaps even a year or longer, for these applicants to go through the UF ELI program to meet their admission conditions. Please take this serious need for lead time into consideration when making decisions as to when to admit ELI conditional admission cases.

If you have any questions, please contact UF Graduate School Data Management at graddata@ufl.edu.