Conditional Admission


If you are seeking admission to a degree program at Sonoma State University (SSU), but do not have the required English proficiency score, you can meet the English proficiency requirement by completing the Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI). To receive Conditional Admission, you should:

How to Apply

  1. Submit the SSALI Online Application and indicate that you are requesting conditional admission
  2. Pay the $125 non-refundable SSALI Application Fee (payable online via the SSALI Online Application)
  3. Submit proof of high school graduation and copies of official transcripts in English
  4. Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport
  5. Submit An original official income statement or original bank statement verifying availability of funds, minimum $10,400 per semester ($5555 for 8-week summer session)

Email scanned copies of the documents listed above to or mail the documents to the address below:

Sonoma State American Language Institute
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609 USA

Your documents will be evaluated by the International Student Coordinator at SSU. If you qualify in terms of your academic eligibility, SSU will offer you Conditional Admission. At that time you will be sent:

  1. I-20: The remarks on the I-20 will state, "Student has been granted conditional admission to Sonoma State University (SSU) for [MAJOR] and will be eligible for full admission to the university upon obtaining required English proficiency." This indication, along with the other documents, should be sufficient for requesting a Student (F-1) visa.
  2. Letter of Conditional Admission: This letter states that you will be eligible for academic study at SSU when you complete the SSALI program or obtain the required English proficiency test score for undergraduate admission (TOEFL PBT 500, TOEFL iBT 61, or IELTS 6.0) or graduate admission (TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5).

Graduate programs may have additional requirements for admission.

Once the student obtains the required English proficiency score, he/she will need to complete the Sonoma State University admission process and apply online at Cal State Apply.