Minimum English Proficiency Requirement for Admission to a Graduate Program
Academic programs must verify that all applicants, whether domestic or international, who are not native speakers of English, meet the minimum English proficiency requirement to be admitted for graduate study as degree seeking, non-degree seeking or certificate program students. Verification may come in any one of the following forms:
Below are the minimum scores required on the TOEFL or IELTS to satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirement for admission. Individual programs may opt for a more restrictive policy regarding English proficiency for the students they recommend to Graduate Studies for admission.
|TOEFL scores (paper)||TOEFL scores (iBT)||IELTS scores|
If a student does not meet the minimum requirement for admission, the academic program may petition the Dean of Graduate Studies for an exception. The petition will include a justification for admitting the specific student, including a description of the interview process, and a plan for the student to achieve academic success. The petition should also describe the metrics that the program proposes for evaluating the academic success of the student and the timeline that will be followed for the plan.
Additional Spoken English Proficiency Requirements for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Medical Center Campus
The Kansas Board of Regents requires that in order to be appointed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), students must first attain a minimum score of 50 on the TSE or SPEAK tests, a minimum iBT speaking score of 24, or a minimum IELTS speaking score of 8.The SPEAK test is administered free of charge by appointment in the Office of International Programs. SPEAK scores from other institutions will not be accepted.