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International Freshman Application Requirements

Applying to Kutztown University is easy!

1) Apply online and pay the $35.00 application fee.

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2) Demonstrate English proficiency.

3) Submit official test scores.

4) Submit an official transcript.

5) Most Visual and Performing Arts majors must submit a portfolio or audition.

Demonstrate English Proficiency

You will need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. To do this, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Reside in a country where English is recognized as an official language.
  • Achieve the minimum required test score for English proficiency listed below.
  • Other formal English report as authorized by the United States Embassy or Consulate will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you do not meet English proficiency requirements, please consider completing our English as a Second Language (ESL) partnership program at a nearby community college. You will be able to enroll at KU after completing the ESL program. Learn more about this program on our website.

Test Scores

You are required to submit results from at least one standardized test taken within the past two years. You may take any of the exams below and request that the testing service send your official score report to Kutztown University. Minimum criteria for admission and English proficiency are listed below:

  • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Score
  • TOEFL: 79 internet-based test (KU School Code: 2653)
  • PTE: 53 Overall Score
  • SAT (KU School Code 2653):
    • Total score of 930
    • English Proficiency Requirement: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560
  • ACT (KU School Code 3706):
    • Composite score of 17
    • English Proficiency Requirement: 21 English/Writing Score

Secondary School Transcript

The Office of International Admissions and Services does not require you to submit your academic records for evaluation from an external agency during the initial admissions process. However, Kutztown University reserves the right to require an external credential evaluation of academic records from outside of the U.S. at any time during your academic program at the university.

Official secondary school transcripts and certificates in English are accepted under the following conditions:

  • Official, original language transcript/certificate with official English language translation
  • Official transcript/certificate in English if issued directly by the school
  • Certified copy of original language transcript/certificate sent with official English translation (if applicable) and signed by one of the following:
    • Administrator of the student's school
    • U.S. Embassy Official
    • Ministry of Education Official
    • U.S. Overseas Advising Office staff member
    • Official Notary Public

Our mailing address is:

Office of International Admissions and Services
P.O. Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530

Visual and Performing Arts Majors

If you apply to the Applied Digital Arts, Art Education, Communication Design, Crafts, 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.

Apply Online Today! Fall (August) 2018

International Undergraduate Preferred Application Deadlines

Applicants outside of the U.S.

August Admission: May 1
January Admission: October 1

Applicants within U.S.

August Admission: June 1
January Admission: November 1

See Graduate Admissions website for graduate admissions deadlines.

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