Conditional Acceptance

Conditional Acceptance for International Students Studying English in the U.S.A.

If you can comply with all of the Alverno College requirements for admission but your English language proficiency is still in need of development, you can choose to apply for a “conditional acceptance,” by enrolling in one of the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs with which Alverno College is associated.

If you choose the path of a conditional acceptance you should concurrently apply to Alverno College and the ESL program. Once you have been accepted by the ESL program and have complied with all other Alverno application requirements, Alverno will issue you a letter of conditional acceptance. If you also need an international student visa (F-1) the ESL school will issue you the Form I-20 for your student visa.

The programs with which we are currently associated are:  

Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (WESLI): located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison English as a Second Language School (MESLS): located in Madison, Wisconsin.


Shawnee English Institute (SEI): located in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Please let us know if you are attending an ESL program not listed above by contacting Rachel Haos, Director of International Programs, at 1-414-382-6006 or