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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 TOEFL internet-based test score of at least 70, a TOEFL paper-based score of at least 525, a TOEFL computer-based score of at least 194, or an IELTS score of at least 6.0. English Language testing scores should be sent directly to us or written in the application materials. 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 to Kentucky State University is 1368.

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.

For Graduate admission, the English language proficiency requirements are as follows:

Kentucky State University Graduate Admission Test Scores Requirements

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test Scores:

Verbal Reasoning …………...………. 140
Quantitative Reasoning …………… 140
Analytical Writing …………......……… 4.0
Combined Score …………....……….. 284

 Note: a. The GRE requirements apply to all Graduate Programs.

    b. The following exceptions apply:

  • GRE scores will be waived for applicants for admission into a master’s degree and who already have received a Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GRE scores will not be required for admission into the Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) because of the professional certification requirement for admission into the program.
  • See information on GMAT and Praxis scores below.
  1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Scores:
    • The Master of Business Administration (MBA) prefers GMAT with a minimum score of 400, but will accept the GRE scores specified above.
  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills Test (CASE) Scores:
    • The Master of Arts in Special Education prefers Praxis “Core Academic Skills Test (CASE) minimum score” but will accept the GRE scores specified above. The following scores are required, per Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board*:

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators:

Reading ……………………………… 156
Writing ……………………...………… 162
Mathematics ………….…………… 150

GRE® General Test:

Verbal Reasoning ……………….. 150
Quantitative Reasoning …….… 143
Analytical Writing …………….…… 4.0

*For additional information, please go to https://www.ets.org/praxis/ky/requirements.

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

TOEFL

Paper Test ………………...…………. 525
Internet Based …………….…………. 70
Computer Test ………………………. 194

IELTS –minimum of ……………...…………. 6.0