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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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    International Admission

    For 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.

    TOEFL/English proficiency
    A minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL, or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, is required for admission. Proficiency also may be demonstrated by passing a full academic year of college-level freshman English (i.e., equivalent to ENGL 100 and ENGL 120) with a grade of C or better at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

    Deadlines for international application
    1. For students currently studying in the United States:

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    June 15Fall semester
    October 15Spring semester
    April 1Summer semester
    2. For students outside the United States:
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    April 15Fall semester
    July 15Spring semester
    January 1Summer semester

    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.

    Topics within Admission:
    dGeneral Admission Information dTransfer Admission dFraudulent Applications
    dCampus Visits dSpecial and Nondegree Student Admission dReadmit Students
    dGlossary of Terms dInternational Admission   
    dFreshman Admission dEnglish Proficiency   
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    Kansas State University
    August 19, 2005