Language Requirements


You as an international student must meet minimum English proficiency requirements before beginning coursework at Fort Hays State University. If you are pursuing undergraduate admission, please see the below scores. If you have satisfied this requirement and can provide an official copy of your TOEFL, IELTS, Michigan, MELAB, Kaplan, or Language Company score, you need not submit the ESL agreement with your other application materials. However, if you have not taken the TOEFL, IELTS, Michigan, MELAB, Kaplan, or Language Company test, or if your score falls below the minimum requirement, your application to FHSU will not be complete until you have submitted the ESL Agreement

You may be admitted to Fort Hays State University and will be sent the form I-20 IF:
1. You meet all other requirements for admission, AND
2. You either have a TOEFL score of 500 or more, or you meet any one of the following English Language Proficiencies as determined by one of the following standardized test scores.
*Institutional TOEFL scores will not be accepted as meeting our language requirements.

TOEFL (paper-based version)
500+ for undergraduate
550+ for graduate
TOEFL (computer-based version)
173+ for undergraduate
213+ for graduate
TOEFL (internet-based version)
61+ for undergraduate
79+ for graduate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
5.5+ for undergraduate
6.5+ for graduate

iTEP
4 for undergraduate 
5 for graduate

FHSU will offer an admission for students who successfully complete the ESL programs from the following institutions along with the suggestion from the Center Director, and/or placed by the Placement Services Consultant from each institution. Those ESL institutions are:

1. University of North Texas - IELI
2. San Diego State University - ALI
3. KAPLAN International Centers
4. The Language Company Schools
5. EF International Language Schools