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Admission Priority Dates
Spring - November 1
Summer - February 1
Fall - December 1

Scholarship Priority Dates
Spring - November 1
Fall - December 1

Arrival Schedules
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Spring 2020

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International Admissions
Kansas State University
010 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506-1111
+1 785-532-7277 (tel)
+1 785-532-6550 (fax)


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English Proficiency

English proficiency is not required for admission to Kansas State University. We offer three different options for you to meet our English standards before enrollment.  



option 1

Test Upon Arrival

There is no need to test before arriving to K-State! You can take our English Proficiency Test test (EPT) once you are here on campus.

Our Test

  • Depending on your EPT result you will be placed into full-time English classes, part-time English and part-time academics, or full-time academics.
  • Find out more information about our English Proficiency Test (EPT) through our English Language Program.
  • If you choose to test before coming to K-State we will pre-place you in English classes (through K-State Fast) or waive your English requirement.
option 2

Pre-place in English Classes

Know your study plan for the first year BEFORE you arrive.

K-State Fast

  • If your TOEFL scores are below 79 or your IELTS is below 6.5, you can be admitted to an undergraduate degree program and pre-placed in English classes through the K-State Fast program.
  • English classes can be applied towards your academic degree contributing toward your graduation requirements.
  • If your TOEFL score is or above 79 or your IELTS score is 6.5 or above, we will waive the requirement for English classes.
option 3

Waive English Classes

In order to waive English classes before you arrive on campus, submit qualifying test scores or transcripts. 

We accept the following results:


TOEFL - 79 or above


IELTS - 6.5 or above

SAT - 460 on Evidence-based
Reading & Writing


ACT - 21 or above on English 

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Cambridge English: First - A

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Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Additional Options:
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 53
  • Eiken: Pre-1 Score
    • Transfer students from a U.S. institution
      • Completion of English Composition I and II (or an equivalent) with grades of C or higher
    • Students who have attended a U.S. high school
      • Completion of four years of English with grades of C or higher
    • 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.

Completion of an English language program at another U.S. university of college will not be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

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. Scores reported after students take the EPT cannot be used to waive English classes.