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International Transfer and Second Degree Application Requirements

Applying to Kutztown University is easy!

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

2) Demonstrate English proficiency.

3) Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended.

4) Submit an official final secondary school certificate. (transfer students only)

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

English Proficiency

You are required to submit results from at least one standardized English language test taken within the past two years, unless you are from a country in the English Proficiency Waiver list. You may take any of the exams below and request that the testing service send your score report to Kutztown University. We accept unofficial student score reports for the purpose of the application review, however, we will require official exam scores prior to issuing any visa documents. We reserve the right to request official scores at any time in the admissions process. Minimum criteria for admission and English proficiency are listed below:

We can also accept SAT or ACT scores for English proficiency if you took the exam within the last two years:

  • SAT: 500 (Old Critical Reading) / 560 (New Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) (KU School Code: 2653)
  • ACT: 21 English/Writing Score (KU School Code: 3706)

Test scores that are lower than the minimum requirement: If you do not meet the minimum English proficiency scores listed above, or do not want to take an exam, 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 you complete the ESL program. Learn more about this program on our website.

Waiver of English proficiency requirement

We will waive the English language requirement if you studied at a U.S. college or university for at least one academic year, earned at least 24 college-level semester credits (or 36 quarter credits) and have completed the equivalent of ENG 023, College Composition I, with a grade of C or higher.

University Transcripts

You are required to submit transcripts in English from every college or university you attended. If the transcript is not in English, you must submit an official word-for-word English translation with the transcript. We accept unofficial transcripts from colleges/universities outside of the U.S. for the application review process only. We do not accept unofficial transcripts from U.S. colleges and universities under any circumstances. Please note that if you are accepted to KU and choose to enroll, you must submit all final official documents prior to enrollment. We reserve the right to cancel an application if we deem any documents to be fraudulent. 

After you are admitted to the university, your classes will be evaluated for transfer. Visit our Transfer Credit Evaluation page to see if any of your classes have been transferred to KU in the past.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Kutztown University.

Our mailing address is:

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

We can also accept official documents electronically if they are sent to international@kutztown.edu from your university registrar. 

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.

Secondary School Certificate

Although it will not be used to review your application for admission, you will be required to submit an official final secondary school certificate unless you meet one of the following requirements:

1) You have earned an associate's degree or;

2) You have a bachelor's or higher degree or;

3) You have earned 30 or more college-level semester credits (or 45 quarter credits).

If the certificate is not in English, you must provide an official word-for-word English translation of it. You may request that your school or the organization that issues the certificates send it to the address above. We will review students who have earned post-secondary certificates and diplomas on an individual basis.

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.

Visual and Performing Arts Majors

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

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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.

American International Recruitment Council Institutional Member