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English Language Program

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Prepare yourself for academic success and accelerate your journey to a degree.

Start Sooner, Finish Faster, Graduate Sooner.

If your TOEFL scores are below 79 or your IELTS is below 6.5, you can be admitted to an undergraduate degree program and learn English before starting your academic classes.  Yes, you can get admission to your undergraduate degree program without proof of language proficiency!

Know what classes you'll take before you arrive

Send your TOEFL or IELTs scores to Kansas State University and: 
  • You will know your study plan for the first year BEFORE you arrive.
  • You can be admitted to an undergraduate degree program based on your high school transcripts.
  • You do not have to wait until you have passing IBT scores.
  • You will not have to take our English Proficiency Test when you arrive.


iBT Total ScoresiBT Part ScoresIELTS Part ScoresSemester 1Semester 2Semester 3
48 - 5211 - 135.0Foundation: Full-time English classesPathways: Part-time University classesFull-time University classes 
   Semester 1Semester 2 
56 - 7814 - 19 5.5 - 6.0Pathways: Full-time English classesFull-time University classes 
If you have 1 passing part score (20 or 6.5)Pathways: Part-time University classesFull-time University classes 


  1. This is for a general overview only. Official placement will be done by the English Language Program.
  2. Placement is done by the lowest part score.  If the lowest part score is for speaking, then the student may take a speaking assessment upon arrival and possible place into the higher level.

Use your English classes for University credit in your undergraduate degree program

Save time and money by using your English classes toward your undergraduate degree. For most degrees, you can earn academic credits for your degree in our English Language Program classes. Your department will decide how many of your English class credits to use toward your degree.


English Credits Applied to Your Undergraduate Degree


15 credits

Arts & Sciences

15 credits


15-21 credits

Human Ecology

2-15 credits