All international applicants whose education has been primarily outside the United States of America must provide objective evidence of proficiency in the English language. However, the following exceptions apply:

1. Applicants primarily educated in the following countries/territories:

Anguilla Guyana
Antigua & Barbuda Ireland
Australia Isle of Man
Bahamas Jamaica
Barbados Jersey
Belize Liberia
British Virgin Islands Montserrat
Canada (except Quebec) New Zealand
Cayman Islands St. Kitts & Nevis
Dominica St. Lucia
Falkland Islands St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Ghana Trinidad & Tobago
Gibraltar Turks & Caicos Islands
Grenada United Kingdom
Guernsey United States Territories

2. Applicants who have recently completed three years of full-time study at a secondary institution in the U.S. may be exempted from this requirement after supporting academic records have been reviewed by the Admissions Office.  Or, International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants to Kent State may satisfy this requirement by attaining a minimum score of 5 in the Diploma Programme higher level or a minimum score of 6 in the standard level English language examinations.

3. Applicants who have recently completed two years of full-time study at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. may be exempted from this requirement after supporting academic records have been reviewed by the International Admissions Office.

4. Applicants who have completed the ELS level 112 will be considered as met the English language requirement for undergraduate applications.

Any request for a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office with any supporting documentation.

Kent State University reserves the right to require evidence of English language proficiency for all applicants, the adequacy of which shall be at the sole discretion of Kent State University.