Shelf of school books

English Language Proficiency Graduate Admission Tuition & Fees Prepare for Your Travel
Entry to US Housing Applications Orientation Obtaining Your I-20
Canadian Students Mandated Check-In    

English Language Proficiency

We strive for excellence and quality in the education we provide at Kentucky State University. English language proficiency is required for admission. A TOEFL or IELTS score will work. The university suggests either a TOEFL internet-based test score of at least 70, a TOEFL paper-based score of at least 525, a computer-based TOEFL of at least 194, or an IELTS score of at least 6.0. English Language testing scores should be official sent directly to Kentucky State University. This way, we can ensure our international students are prepared to take on a full course-load of English-instructed classes without too many language difficulties. The institutional code to use to request your test score to be sent from ETS to Kentucky State University is 1368. For Graduate Admission, the scores can be sent officially to GradCAS whose institutional code is B886.

For International EXCHANGE Students, if you don’t have any scores of English proficiency, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores, or your scores does not meet our requirements, we may schedule a Skype interview to determine your English proficiency. You might be accepted but will be placed in our English 101 until your English is proficient for classes.

English Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) scores for International Applicants:


Paper Test                        525
Internet Based                    70
Computer Test                   194

IELTS –minimum of                      6.0

NOTE: These scores can be waived if the student has obtained a degree from the United States, OR their official/native language is English, OR their degree courses are delivered in English.