International AdmissionFor purposes of admission, international applicants are defined as all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
In most cases, international applicants seeking admission to Kansas State University must meet the same academic standards for admission as those required of American students. There are wide variations, however, between educational systems throughout the world that make exact comparisons of educational standards difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, English proficiency, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved), and certification of adequate financial resources.
International applicants must submit a completed international application form; a $50 nonrefundable application fee; translated secondary schooling records, or a credentials evaluation report; results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); notarized affidavit of financial sponsorship; and when applicable, translated college transcripts.
Deadlines for international application
Advanced credit for international evaluation
The following methods are used by Kansas State University to validate the awarding of advanced standing credit for international students who have completed work in their home countries at the postsecondary level:
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recognized academic publications, primarily the World Education Series of American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
2. Validation by a comparable credit-granting department at Kansas State University. Students initiate validation of prior academic experiences through the transfer coordinator in the Office of Admissions or their college dean's office. Validation by one of the following two options will be at the discretion of the credit-granting department.
Option A: Course-by-course evaluation examination by comparable K-State academic department.
Option B: The advisor and/or academic dean's office makes a preliminary evaluation of the level a student has completed and begins the student at that level. Upon successful completion of that course, all related lower-level courses in that area, as determined by the department granting credit, would be validated and credit awarded.