English Language Proficiency

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Undergraduate

All undergraduate applicants must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (71 on the Internet based version), minimum MELAB score of 75 or IELTS score of 6.0, or PTE Academic score of 48, or Completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program.

  • All international applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions.
  • Students should request that ETS send official TOEFL scores directly to Kent (institution code: 1367). An IELTS report need to be sent as a scanned PDF. All English scores will be verified for authenticity. Student with fraudulent documents will result in denial of admission or immediate dismissal.
  • Those who do not meet the minimum score for admission may be admitted conditionally if they meet academic requirements—Conditional Admission means students will take English language classes at our ESL Center before entering their programs.
  • A student who only wants to apply for ESL program should submit an ESL application; A student who is looking for conditional admission should submit a regular undergraduate application.

Graduate

All graduate applicants must submit an English language proficiency test score to be considered for a graduate program. Graduate programs set their own English requirements, please review Graduate Program English Requirements before submitting your application. 

Graduate Program English Requirements

  • All international applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions.
  • Students should request that ETS send official TOEFL scores directly to Kent (institution code: 1367). An IELTS report need to be sent as a scanned PDF. All English scores will be verified for authenticity. Student with fraudulent documents will result in denial of admission or immediate dismissal.
  • Some graduate programs offer conditional admission. Graduate applicants who are interested in conditional admission should still provide an English language proficiency test to be considered. 

Check to see if you are eligible for English Proficiency Waiver!