The Graduate Conditional Admission Program (Grad CAP) was initiated in the Fall Semester of 2011, and consists of English Language study at the graduate level. Upon completion of the Grad CAP coursework with a grade of “A” or “B” a student may enter the graduate school, and certain graduate programs, in lieu of satisfying a standardized language test requirement.

Grad CAP is taken in one full semester beginning in either August or January (Grad CAP is not offered during the summer term). It is designed to prepare qualified students in graduate level research and communication skills in the English language.

Students are eligible to take the Grad CAP course if they:

  • have a bachelors degree, and
  • have completed the undergraduate IEP program of study, or if they have a TOEFL of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 or greater, or
  • by Departmental permission.