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WKU International Admissions

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) offered by the Educational Testing Service. It is the applicant?s responsibility to obtain the necessary information and application forms, and to arrange to take the test by a date that assures the results are reported to the University by the required deadlines.

Students must also submit TOEFL/IELTS official score reports:


  • 71 Internet-based test
  • 197 Computer-based test
  • 525 Paper-based test
  • OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • OR
  • SAT = Verbal Score 450

Students can also prove English proficiency by completing ESLI

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 Last Modified 9/24/14