In addition to the general guidelines for admission, international students must:

  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or its equivalent  in  undergraduate  coursework  as evidenced  by  official  transcripts.    All  transcripts must be submitted in English, and any translation certified.
  • Have official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores provided directly from the testing agency or provide other evidence of proficiency in the English language.  TOEFL scores must be a minimum of 525 (written) or 173 (computer). However, students completing their undergraduate studies in the United States are exempt from submitting TOEFL scores, and may be admitted to the Program with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.  Students exempted from submitting TOEFL scores will be required to complete the GRE and are subject  to  meeting  the  requirements  for unconditional admission.

Upon receipt of the official letter of acceptance, the international student must prove his/her ability to meet college expenses by one of the following means:

  1. an award of a full scholarship or similar financial aid covering tuition, room, and board
  2.  a confirmation deposit of $3,500.00 (US) must be sent to the Office of Admissions.  A student may use a maximum of 65% of the $3,500.00 deposit to pay the first semester’s tuition and fees.  The balance will remain on the  account  until  the  student  graduates  or  withdraws from Kentucky State University.

In addition to meeting one of the above requirements, the international student must complete a Declaration and Certification of Finances form to qualify for an Immigration Form (I-20) to be sent by Kentucky State University.

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