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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:


  • TOEFL score of 71 (Internet-based test)
  • OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • OR
  • SAT = Critical Reading score of 450

Students can also prove English proficiency by completing ESLI or ELS Level 109.

Please Note: The undergraduate Nursing program requires a higher English proficiency than other programs.  Please visit the WKU School of Nursing website to learn what is required.

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 Last Modified 8/5/16