Graduate Studies Frequently Asked Questions for International Students
Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions about Graduate Studies for international students at Kentucky State University.
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If your native language is not English, you must submit official results of one of the following in order to receive consideration for admission:
- Visit ETS for information on how to request ETS to send TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test score reports.
- Visit IELTS for information on how to request IELTS to send IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score reports.
- For both TOEFL and IELTS, the institutional code to use to request your Test Scores to be sent to GradCAS as the application service currently for Kentucky State University, the code for all TOEFL scores to GradCAS is B886. the Kentucky State University direct code is 1368.
- Minimum Test Score Requirements
- Paper Based 525
- Computer Based 194
- Internet Based 70
- IELTS 6.0
- Duolingo 100
Yes, Kentucky State University currently offers three programs fully on-line and have an on-line option in one other. The programs are:
- MA Special Education: some restrictions may apply
- MS Environmental Studies: Capstone option only
- Master of Public Administration
- MA Interdisciplinary Behavioral Studies: Forensic Psychology program option is only
- A prospective International student must complete and submit the applications forms for admission.
- Kentucky State University is using GradCAS as their application portal for all applications, use the apply now button on the Graduate Studies page to access the portal.
- Request an Evaluation and Translation Agency (e.g., World Educational Services, or
SpanTran) to send copies of the translation and evaluation of your transcript(s).
Official WES report can be sent directly to GradCAS though the GradCAS application
education section. SpanTran can be sent directly to Graduate Studies at KSU physically
or electronically (email@example.com)
If you need to have it sent to campus the address is:
- Office of Graduate Studies
Kentucky State University
Cooperative Extension Building
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601
- Note: WES contact information is as follows:
World Educational Services Inc.
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY. 10113-0745
- Phone: (212) 966-6311
- Fax: (212) 966-6395
- Toll Free: 800-937-3895
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note: SpanTran contact information is as follows:
SpanTran the Evaluation Company
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 804
New York, NY 10123
- Phone 646.475.2570
- Fax Number 713.789.6022
- Email email@example.com
- Information about other accredited evaluation and translation services are available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website.
- Office of Graduate Studies
- Kentucky State University cannot process your application until we receive your official transcript evaluation from the evaluation and translation service for all college work from outside of the United States.
- You need to take Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent English
Language Proficiency Test (e.g., IELTS) and request the testing agency to send the
test score(s) directly the Office of Graduate Studies at Kentucky State University
or directly to GradCAS. Note:
- The institutional code to use to request your Test Scores to be sent to Kentucky State University is 1368.
- The institution code to use to request your Test Scores to be sent to GradCAS is B886.
- If you are admitted into the program, you need notify us in writing of your acceptance of the offer of admission.
- You need to submit satisfactory verification of financial support and deposit required of international students. Full sponsorship or assistantship may meet the requirement.
- The KSU International Student Experiences will then process and send you Form I-20.
- The KSU Office of Global Strategies and International Affairs can provide additional information related to specific needs and services for International students.
You are an international student (or applicant) if you are NOT a U.S. citizen, an immigrant, or a green card holder. International applicants include students who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications. International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at Kentucky State University.