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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 following below:

iBT (internet-based TOEFL)Overall score of 79
IELTSOverall score of 6.5
Cambridge English: First (FCE)Grade of A
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)Grade of C or higher
ACTEnglish score of 21

460 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing)

PTE (Pearson Test of English)Overall Score of 53
EikenPre-1 Score
International Baccalaureate

Completion of any Group 1, English A course with an exam score of 4 or higher

Completion of Group 2, English B Higher Level (HL) with an exam score of 6 or higher

Transfer students from US institutions who have completed at least 24 credit hoursCompletion of English Composition I and II (or an equivalent) with grades of C or higher
Students from US high schoolsCompletion of four years of English with grades of C or higher


*Completion of an English language program at another US university or college will not be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

*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

K-State's school codes for test score submission are:

  • 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