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International Student Services
Sheridan Hall 204

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

Future International Students
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, or iTEP score, you need not submit the ESL agreement with your other application materials. However, if you have not taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP 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

4 for undergraduate
5 for graduate


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