International Freshman Admissions Requirements

Freshmen are first-year students who will enroll at Kutztown University after completing high school/secondary school, have not enrolled in any college/university after secondary school, and want to pursue their first Bachelor's degree.

  • Application

    Apply and pay the $35 application fee.

    Common Application

    Kutztown University Undergraduate Application

  • Academic Records

    Submit original academic records from high school/secondary school. Provide precise word-for-word English translations if documents are not in English. 

    If you have not yet graduated/completed school: Submit academic records of courses taken and marks received for the past three years and any records available for the current year of study showing courses in which you are currently enrolled and marks you received to date. 

    If you graduated/completed school: Submit the final transcript, national exam results, etc. that show the marks you earned for the previous four years of study. Provide a copy of your certificate/diploma that proves you successfully completed school. 

    We accept unofficial documents for the application review. When you enroll at Kutztown University you will be required to request official final documents be sent to the Office of International Admissions and Services to complete your application record.

    Kutztown University reserves the right to require an external evaluation of any document from outside of the U.S. at any time in your academic career at KU, from application through graduation. 

  • English Proficiency

    The language of instruction at Kutztown University is English and as such, all students must provide evidence that they have achieved a high enough level of proficiency in the English language to be successful in their courses. You may prove English proficiency in one of the following ways:

    1) Examination Results

    Submit results from an English proficiency examination. Scores must be less than two years old and sent to KU directly through the examining authority. 

    IELTS: 6.5 Overall Score
    TOEFL: 79 internet-based test
    PTE: 53 Overall Score
    Duolingo English Test: 110 Overall Score
    SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560 (KU School Code 2653)
    ACT: 21 English/Writing Score (KU School Code 3706)

    2) Waiver

    You will receive a waiver of this requirement if you are from one of the following countries:

    Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Island, Brunei, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa (Western), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Soloman Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    3) Study at a U.S. High School

    We will waive the English language requirement if you studied at a U.S. high school for at least two academic years, and have earned a C or higher in core English language classes.

  • Test Scores

    Kutztown University is SAT/ACT test optional through fall 2025 - spring 2026. 

  • Portfolio/Audition

    If you apply to the Applied Digital Arts, Art Education, Communication Design, or Studio Art major, you must submit a portfolio via SlideRoom. (Portfolios are also accepted at Open House and Portfolio Review Events.)

    If you apply to the Commercial Music, Music, Music Education, or Music Performance major, you must schedule an audition or arrange a virtual audition.