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Admissions requirements for
international students

For purposes of admission, international applicants are defined as all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. From Fall 1996 through Spring 2015, International students admissions requirements are the same as domestic students (for Freshman, Transfer, etc.)

Beginning with the Summer 2015 term, International students entering as Freshmen must either:

  • Score a 21 composite on the ACT (980 SAT CR+M)    OR
  • Complete pre-college course work with a 2.5 or higher GPA


International transfer admission standards remain the same as domestic.

There are wide variations, however, between educational systems throughout the world that make exact comparisons of educational standards difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved), and certification of adequate financial resources. Some programs have different requirements.

Students who wish to enter a major area of study immediately will need to prove English Language Proficiency.

International 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.

International Admissions and Recruiting