Language Proficiency Policy for Undergraduate Admission
Undergraduate students may be admitted to Kansas State University based on academic credentials with no proof of English proficiency (no TOEFL or other standardized test scores). If students choose to be admitted without proof of English proficiency, they will be required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) upon their arrival on campus. The results of the English Proficiency Test (EPT) will determine if the students have to study English, either full-time or part-time, or whether they are ready to begin full-time university classes.
In order to be given a waiver from taking the English Proficiency Test (EPT), students must provide validated official reports or transcripts for one of the following:
1. Validated standardized English test scores (Unofficial online score reports cannot be accepted. Students must submit the official score report that was issued to them, or have the scores sent directly to K-State from the testing center). K-State's university code that can be used to send scores from the testing center, is 6334.
Acceptable standardized test scores are as follows:
a. iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) – Overall score of 79
b. IELTS – Overall score of 6.5
c. ACT English subscore of 23
d. SAT Critical Reading score of 530
e. PTE Pearson Test of English – Overall Score of 53
f. Eiken (Pre-1 Score)
2. Transfer students from a U.S. institution must have completed:
a. 24 credit hours at an accredited US institution WITH English Composition
I and II with grades of C or better
3. Students who have attended four years at a U.S. high school must have completed:
a. Four years in a U.S. high school with grades of C or better in all college
preparatory English courses
PLEASE NOTE: Once students take the 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.
English Proficiency Test Score Submission Dates
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. This will
streamline the enrollment process for you when you arrive.
All standardized test scores must be submitted by 5PM on the first day of orientation in order to waive English Proficiency Testing and English classes for that semester.
***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.