ELTC

English Language Training Center

Conditional Admission


How to Apply

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville may offer a student conditional admission if he or she is an international student who requires English language instruction before he or she can begin their studies at the university level. Applicants who meet all admission requirements except the English requirement can be offered conditional admission. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the English Language Training Center (ELTC) to study English in an intensive environment. An applicant who is offered English Conditional Admission may obtain full admission into an academic program upon meeting the university’s English Language Proficiency requirements (Please see English Language Proficiency Requirements for Undergraduate applicants at https://www.tamuk.edu/admission and Graduate applicants at https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/admission/graduate/index.html.).

English studies necessary to qualify for full admission cannot be completed online. If you intend to earn full admission, you must apply for Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program and study in the English Language Training Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The program will issue an I-20 which you will use to apply for an F-1 visa for your English studies. A conditionally admitted student should communicate with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) when submitting other application materials.

  1. International students must apply to Texas A&M University-Kingsville via applytexas.org. and submit/upload all required documentation for review.
  2. An Admissions Coordinator will review the student's application and determine that the student is academically qualified for admission but does not meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements for their program.
  3. The student will receive an admission decision of “English Conditional Admission” in Banner and an English Conditional Admission communication will also be sent to the student via email, detailing the conditions of accepting English Conditional Admission, and requesting the student to contact ELTC with their decision.
  4. The student who accepts English Conditional Admission will be admitted into the ELTC program.
  5. Upon receiving all required documentation, ELTC will mail an admission package to the student containing the following materials:

    a) A letter of English Conditional Admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville from the Office of Admission 

    b) A letter of Acceptance into the ELTC program from the English Language Training Center

    c) A Form 1-20 indicating “Language Training” as the program of study from the Office of
        International Student and Scholar Services


  1. International students must apply to Texas A&M University-Kingsville via applytexas.org and submit all required documentation for review, except for the English Language Proficiency requirement. 
  2. A Graduate Program Coordinator will review the student’s application and determine if the student is academically qualified for admission into their program, pending the minimum English Language Proficiency.
  3. If the student is admitted, the student will receive an admission decision of “English Conditional Admission” and an English Conditional Admission communication will also be sent to the student via email, detailing the conditions of accepting English Conditional Admission, and requesting the student to contact ELTC with their decision.
  4. The student who accepts English Conditional Admission will be admitted into the ELTC program.
  5. Upon receiving all required documentation, ELTC will mail an admission package to the student containing the following materials:

    a) A letter of English Conditional Admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville from the Admissions Office and the student’s chosen Department

    b) A letter of Acceptance into the ELTC program from the English Language Training Center

    c) A Form 1-20 indicating “Language Training” as the program of study from the Office of
        International Student and Scholar Services


For further information, please contact us at eltc@tamuk.edu

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual student and employee.  TAMUK does not discriminate on a person’s race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetic information as defined by federal law, state statutes and system regulations.  These protections extend to employment and admissions decisions.  In addition, TAMUK does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including admission and employment, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to equal employment opportunity, equal access, affirmative action or requests for disability accommodations, please direct them to the following individual who has been designated as the university’s acting Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator:

Henry Burgos, Acting Director of Compliance

(361) 593-4758

Lewis Hall, Room 130

700 University Blvd. MSC 221

Kingsville, Texas 78363

henry.burgos@tamuk.edu

The following individual is designated as the university’s Coordinator for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, responsible for inquiries and complaints alleging discrimination in educational programming and access based on sex:

  Tasha Clark, Title IX Coordinator

(361) 593-4758

Lewis Hall, Room 130

700 University Blvd., MSC 221

Kingsville, Texas  78363

tasha.clark@tamuk.edu or titleix@tamuk.edu

Questions concerning Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20202-1100, 1-800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov