Undergraduate Admissions– English Language Proficiency Requirements
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 any standardized test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
- Students who do not submit any test scores will be 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.
- Students who submit validated test scores that meet minimum score requirements will be given a waiver from the English Proficiency Test and may directly enroll in full-time academic courses. Send test scores to K-State’s university code: 6334
What tests do we accept and what scores* do we accept?
iBT (Internet Based TOEFL)
Overall score of 79
Overall score of 6.5
English subscore of 23
Critical Reading score of 530
PTE Pearson Test of English
Overall Score of 53
*Unofficial test scores will not be accepted.
How can you submit validated or official test scores?
Students have two options. They may:
- submit the official score report issued to them by the testing company
- have scores sent directly to K-State from the testing center.
K-State's university code to send scores from the testing center is 6334.
PLEASE NOTE: Once students take the English Placement 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.
Students Attending High School or College in USA
Are exceptions made for students who are graduating from US high schools or transferring from other U.S. institutions?
Transfer students from a U.S. institution must have completed:
- 24 credit hours at an accredited US institution WITH English Composition I and II with grades of C or better
Students who have attended a U.S. high school must have completed:
- Four years in a U.S. high school with grades of C or better in all college preparatory English courses
High school or transfer students who do not meet these requirements must then sit for the English Placement Test (EPT) upon arrival on campus or submit the appropriate validated test scores.
Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: January 1
Summer term: May 1
If you submit an English proficiency test score as language proficiency evidence by the priority deadline, your student record will be updated to show that you have met the university's English language requirement for Undergraduate study.
The English proficiency hold will be removed from your record and you will be cleared to enroll in regular university classes, before your arrival on campus.
If you are not able to submit your English proficiency test scores before you arrive on campus, you still have the option to submit them by the final deadline date.
The absolute last date that standardized test scores can be submitted in order to waive English Proficiency Testing and English classes for that semester is 5PM on the first day of orientation.
***Score submission dates are NOT negotiable***
Invalidation of Test Scores
If a student does not have validated test scores or if the test score has been invalidated by the issuing institution, the student has the following options:
- Reapply for a different semester and submit other validated test scores prior to arrival
- Take the English Proficiency Test upon arrival
Students will not be allowed to enroll in academic classes until validated proof of English proficiency has been shown.
If the university determines a test score is not valid due to apparent fraud by the student, the student may appeal to the Office of Honor and Integrity.
Remember: Validated or official test scores are:
- the official score report issued to the student by the testing company
- sent directly to K-State from the testing center using our code: 6334