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Undergraduate Admission - English Proficiency Policy

Students applying for undergraduate admission are not required to provide proof of English proficiency in order to be admitted at Kansas State University. If a student does not provide proof of English proficiency, the student will take our English Proficiency Test on campus when they arrive. The student may then be placed in English classes full- or part-time, before beginning their degree program full-time.

If a student would like to provide proof of English proficiency before arriving on campus, we accept the tests and minimum scores below:

iBT (internet-based TOEFL)

Overall score of 79


Overall score of 6.5

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Grade of A

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Grade of C or higher


English score of 21


Critical Reading score of 530 or Reading score of 29 (on tests taken after March 2016)

PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Overall Score of 53


Pre-1 Score


Unofficial test scores will not be accepted.

Students submit official test scores in two ways:

  • submit the official score report issued to them by the testing company
  • have scores sent directly to K-State from the testing center or company

To send scores, here are the school codes for Kansas State:

  • SAT and TOEFL: 6334 - Undergraduate
  • ACT: 1428

PLEASE NOTE: Once students take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and are assigned to English classes, their only option to show English proficiency is by completing the English Language Program. TOEFL and other test scores reported after students take the EPT cannot be used to waive English classes.



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Are these tests unavailable in your country?

Undergraduate students may be admitted to Kansas State University based on academic credentials with no proof of English proficiency.

What does this mean?
  • Students do not need to take a standardized test (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Students who do not submit any test scores are required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) upon arrival on campus

The results of the English Proficiency Test (EPT) will determine if the students will:

  • study English, either full-time or part-time
  • begin full-time university classes