All international undergraduate and graduate applicants must submit an English language proficiency test score to be considered for a Kent State program unless they meet specific exceptions.
All undergraduate applicants must obtain one of the following:
Please note, Kent State accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date.
Graduate programs set their own English requirements. Please review the Graduate Program English Requirements before submitting your application.
All international applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they qualify for a proficiency waiver.
Conditional Admission means students will take English language classes at our ESL Center before entering their programs.
When applying as an undergraduate or graduate student to Kent State, there are a variety of ways to submit your score depending on which type of test you took.
All English scores will be verified for authenticity. Students with fraudulent documents will result in denial of admission or immediate dismissal.
Depending on your educational background, you may be eligible for an English language proficiency waiver, meaning you do not need to take a language exam. See our country list and related requirements.
Once you are enrolled and throughout your time with Kent State University, there are numerous academic resources that you can take advantage of such as tutoring, peer mentoring, advising drop-ins, study groups, language or conversation clubs. We offer a variety of options to assist you with your academics and your personal wellbeing too.