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International Student Services
Sheridan Hall 204

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Future International Students
Undergraduate and ESL Admission Requirements


Undergraduate and ESL International Students must submit all required documents on or before the application deadline listed below to be considered for the respective semester’s admission to Fort Hays State University.

1. Undergraduate and ESL Student Application for admission.
*It is NOT acceptable to fill out the application for anyone but yourself unless you are an FHSU authorized agent.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - October 15

ESL Application Deadlines
June Session - April 1
August Session - June 1
October Session- August 15
January Session- October 15
March Session- January 15

2. A $50 non-refundable application fee

3. Copy of your ID page in your passport

4. A certified financial statement showing evidence of sufficient funds (on-campus students only). If you choose not to use the form provided, you must provide a certified financial document from your bank with your name on the financial document so it can be matched with your application. If you are the recipient of a scholarship from your government, you must also provide a PERSONAL financial statement for the entire amount of sufficient funds. Some scholarships may have limits on the type of classes covered, such as intensive English or distance education. Therefore a personal financial statement is also required.
*View the estimated educational expenses for undergraduate and ESL students. The estimated educational expense amount is the amount required of your certified financial statement showing evidence of sufficient funds to study at FHSU.

5. Official transcript (with English translation) of all post-secondary school work including proof of High School graduation.

High School grade point average (GPA) requirement is a 2.5 for freshman admission.

American post-secondary institution grade point average (GPA) requirement is a 2.0 for transfer admission with 24 or more credit hours. 

An official transcript is an academic transcript or marks sheet that is mailed directly from the previous school(s) you have attended to the Registrar's Office at Fort Hays State University. Final admission decision could be delayed until all official documents are received by mail.  Documents submitted in any other way by the applicant are NOT considered official.

Documents refer to, and include official transcripts, marks sheet, proof of high school graduation, credential evaluations, passport ID page and anything required to make an admission decision

IMPORTANT: Transcripts from all schools attended are required to determine admission only. Fort Hays State University does not evaluate international credentials for transfer of credit. Once you are admitted, you may choose to have your prior international coursework evaluated by a credential evaluation company.

Fort Hays State University accepts evaluations from any member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services), If you elect to do this process, choose the course-by-course evaluation and have the evaluating company send an official report of its evaluation to Fort Hays State University. Staff at Fort Hays State University will then use the evaluation to determine what will be accepted to fulfill degree requirements.

Remember, this is NOT an admission requirement; it is only required if you wish consideration of prior international coursework to be transferred. Fort Hays State University staff cannot discuss the transfer of international credit until you have been admitted and you have had all your postsecondary coursework evaluated.

6. Language Requirements
You as an international student must meet minimum English proficiency requirements before beginning coursework at Fort Hays State University. Learn more about our language requirements at FHSU. Institutional TOEFL Scores will not be accepted to meet our language requirements.

7. ESL Agreement Form
Please complete this form if you have not met the language proficiency requirement and you are applying as an undergraduate student to FHSU. If you are applying to FHSU ONLY as an ESL student, you do not need to complete this form.

8. Transfer Authorization Form
Please complete this form if you are transferring from another American Educational Institution.

All application materials must be mailed to the Registrar's Office at Fort Hays State University by the application deadline. We will not accept imaged (emailed) or faxed documents for admission. Language scores must be sent directly to FHSU by the testing company. Again, DO NOT attempt to email your admission documents; they WILL NOT be used to determine your admission to the university. 

All documents submitted to Fort Hays State University for the purpose of gaining admission to the University become the property of Fort Hays State University and will not be returned to the applicant.

Mail application materials to:
Fort Hays State University
Registrar's Office
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601


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