International students admission


Pittsburg State University and the Pittsburg community have a proud tradition of welcoming and supporting international students. It's part of our community's history which, to this day, is known as the "Little Balkans" for the number of nationalities - French, German, Italian, Swedish, eastern European and more - which helped found the city of Pittsburg.

Our international students who return to their countries proudly carry our name and reputation on the world's stage.

Pitt State boasts more than 400 international students from 40 countries, and our international student body graduation rate is nearly 100 percent.

Information, requirements, deadlines


  • International Undergraduate Admission
  • International Graduate School Admission
  • Exchange students
  • Intensive English Program (IEP)

International Undergraduate Admission

Applications for admission are accepted for Fall Semester (August), Spring Semester (January), and Summer Session (June).

The following are required prior to completion of the application process:

STEP 1

Submit application for admission. You may apply using the on-line application (preferred) or print the PDF version.

STEP 2

  • Pay the $60.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • For an additional cost of $45.00 we will Express Mail your I-20 should you be accepted

STEP 3

Submit the following documents:

  • Complete official transcripts or academic records in native language and official English translation including grades earned in each subject.
  • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results (not required for conditional admission)
  • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
  • Financial statement of support form
  • Copy of passport (if available)

All official documents (original or certified copies) must be mailed directly to Pittsburg State University. Official transcripts must be received direct from the issuing school in a sealed envelop. 
Mail application documents to:
International Admission
Pittsburg State University
118 Whitesitt Hall
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
USA
 
Unofficial copies of documents may be emailed to i-admit@pittstate.edu for preliminary use only. A hold will be placed on the application until the official documents are received.

STEP 4

  • If you are currently studying in the U.S., you will need to complete the SEVIS Transfer Form
  • If you are currently studying in an Intensive English Program in the U.S., you will need to complete the IEP Screening Form
  • If your spouse and/or dependent children will be joining you in the U.S., you will need to complete the Dependent Form
  • Transfer Students: Please send a copy of your transcripts to the Registrar's Office for an evaluation

STEP 5 (Optional)

 

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Deposit Requirement

Academic Requirements

  • High School Academic Records: A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma
  • International College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post secondary institution (college/university)
  • U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours (approximately one year of college work)

International students are exempt from the ACT or SAT requirement for admission. The ACT/SAT is not required for international admission.

English Language Requirement

In order to begin academic programs at Pittsburg State University, all International students must submit an official, passing TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score to the Office of International Programs and Services. These are the requirements for most undergraduate programs.

TOEFL
TOEFL score of at least 520 (paper) or 68 (internet) is required. In addition, a minimum score of 15 is required in each section (internet). Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher TOEFL score.* Institutional TOEFL and ITP TOEFL scores are not accepted.

How to submit your test score
Contact ETS and request that your score be sent to PSU electronically. Our university code is 6336. You do not need to enter a departmental code.

IELTS
Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0. in each band of the IELTS is required. If a lower score is earned in any of the five band scores, the overall score cannot be accepted. Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher IELTS score.* 

How to submit your test score
Contact IELTS and request that an official score sheet be sent to PSU.

PTE
Overall score of 47. Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher PTE score.* 

How to submit your test score

Visit www.pearsonvue.com/pte and log in to send the PTE score to PSU electronically. You do not need a code. Click ‘Current Activity’ on the left of the screen followed by ‘Send Scores’ next to the test for which you want to send scores. You will then be able to search the database of institutions and select Pittsburg State University.  Click on ‘Next’.

Majors that require higher scores

Communication: Requires a 550/79 (with 15 in each section) on the TOEFL or a 6.5 (with 5.5 in each section) on the IELTS or a 53 on the PTE.

Psychology: Requires a 550/79 (with 15 in each section) on the TOEFL or a 6.5 (with 5.5 in each section) on the IELTS  or a 53 on the PTE.

ESOL: Requires a 550/79 (with 15 in each section) on the TOEFL or a 6.5 (with 5.5 in each section) on the IELTS or a 53 on the PTE.

Nursing: A student who is born outside of the United States is required to submit proof that he or she has taken and passed the TOEFL iBT.  Minimum scores for the TOEFL iBT are as follows:  Writing-20; Speaking-20; Reading-19; Listening-20, for a total of 79.  Each area must meet the minimum requirement.  A personal interview may be required. Nursing majors must submit a TOEFL - this cannot be waived or substituted.

Conditional Admission - Intensive English Program

Students who do not submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS score can be offered conditional admission for most academic programs. Students will be required to enroll in and successfully complete the highest level of PSU's Intensive English Program (IEP), prior to beginning any academic coursework. The successful completion of the Academic Preparation Course is equivalent of a 550/79 TOEFL and can be substituted for the TOEFL requirement. Visit the IEP website for more information

Exemptions

Applicants who can verify one of the following prior to enrollment are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS requirements:

  • Graduated from an accredited high school in United States.
  • Completed 24 transfer hours from an accredited post secondary institution in the United States that includes 3 credit hours of English Composition equivalent to PSU English Composition 101 with a grade of C or better.
  • German students who have passed the DAAD language test through the German Academic Exchange Service with a score of B2, C1 or C2.

Pittsburg State University reserves the right to change standards for admission as deemed necessary. Every attempt will be made to communicate changes of policy, but the lack of knowledge of admission policy on the part of the prospective student will not be reason for the University to waive current admission standards.

International Graduate School Admission

Graduate Programs available to International Students and their Language Requirements

Official transcript(s) of your secondary and post-secondary school credits, TOEFL or IELTS score results, and a U.S. $60.00 application fee are required prior to completion of the application process. The non-refundable application fee should be in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to Pittsburg State University. DO NOT SEND CASH. (For an additional cost of $45.00 PSU will Express Mail your I-20 should you be accepted.)

To apply, you may complete an online form or complete and print the PDF form. A checklist is provided to assist you with the application process.

Deadlines

  • June 1 - for fall semester
  • October 15 - for spring semester
  • April 1 - for summer semester

Applications*

*Please note that a 2.7/4.0 converted grade point average is required for admission to any of our graduate programs.

Forms

*Effective January 21, 2016 there will be no advanced tuition deposit for applicants from India and Bangladesh as per the International Recruitment Task Force Committee.

Special Instructions for MBA majors:

Additional admission requirements for MBA applicants: http://www.pittstate.edu/college/business/mba-program/

Tuition Assistance Opportunities

Undergraduate Exchange Student Admission

Applications for admission are accepted for Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January). Summer session is not included in the exchange program.

The following are required prior to completion of the application process:

STEP 1

Submit application for admission. You may apply using the on-line application (preferred) or print the PDF version.

STEP 2

  • Pay the $60.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • For an additional cost of $45.00 we will Express Mail your DS2019 should you be accepted

STEP 3

Submit the following documents:

  • Approval letter from home institution
  • Official transcript(s) of your post-secondary school credits (in both native language and English translation)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results
  • Certified bank statement
  • Financial statement of support form
  • Copy of passport (if available)
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  • All official documents (original or certified copies) must be mailed directly to Pittsburg State University. Transcripts must be received direct from the issuing school in a sealed envelop.
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  • Mail application documents to:
  • International Admission
  • Pittsburg State University
  • 118 Whitesitt Hall
  • 1701 S Broadway
  • Pittsburg, KS 66762
  • USA

    Unofficial copies of documents may be emailed to i-admit@pittstate.edu for preliminary use only. A hold will be placed on the application until the official documents are received.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Exchange Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post secondary institution (college/university). Transcripts must be from the exchange institution.

English Language Requirement

In order to begin academic programs at Pittsburg State University, all International students must submit an official, passing TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score to the Office of International Programs and Services.

TOEFL

TOEFL score of at least 520 (paper) or 68 (internet) is required. In addition, a minimum score of 15 is required in each section (internet). Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher TOEFL score.* Institutional TOEFL and ITP TOEFL scores are not accepted.

How to submit your test score
Contact ETS and request that your score be sent to PSU electronically. Our university code is 6336. You do not need to enter a departmental code.

IELTS

Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band of the IELTS is required. If a lower score is earned in any of the five band scores, the overall score cannot be accepted. Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher IELTS score.*

How to submit your test score

Contact IELTS and request that an official score sheet be sent to PSU.

PTE

Overall score of 47. Some academic programs (majors) may require a higher PTE score.* 

How to submit your test score

Visit www.pearsonvue.com/pte and log in to send the PTE score to PSU electronically. You do not need a code. Click ‘Current Activity’ on the left of the screen followed by ‘Send Scores’ next to the test for which you want to send scores. You will then be able to search the database of institutions and select Pittsburg State University.  Click on ‘Next’.

*Communication, Nursing, Psychology and ESOL majors require a 550/79 on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS or 53 on the PTE.

Exemption

German students who have passed the DAAD language test through the German Academic Exchange Service with a score of B2, C1 or C2.

Pittsburg State University reserves the right to change standards for admission as deemed necessary. Every attempt will be made to communicate changes of policy, but the lack of knowledge of admission policy on the part of the prospective student will not be reason for the University to waive current admission standards.

Intensive English Program (IEP) Admission

Applications for IEP admission are accepted for Fall Session 1 (August), Fall Session 2 (October), Spring Session 1 (January), Spring Session 2 (March), Summer Session (June). Each session is eight weeks.

The following are required prior to completion of the application process:

STEP 1

Submit application for admission. You may apply using the on-line application (preferred) or print the PDF version.

STEP 2

  • Pay the $60.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • For an additional cost of $45.00 we will Express Mail your I-20 should you be accepted

STEP 3

Submit the following documents:

  • Certified bank statement or a financial guarantee
  • Financial statement of support
  • Copy of passport (if available) 
  • No TOEFL or IELTS is required for IEP admission

STEP 4

  • If you are currently studying in an Intensive English Program in the U.S., you will need to complete the IEP Screening Form
  • If you are currently studying in the U.S., you will need to complete the SEVIS Transfer Form
  • If your spouse and/or dependent children will be joining you in the U.S., you will need to complete the Dependent Form 

IEP Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed high school to be admitted into IEP
  • For conditional admission, applicants must meet the admission requirements for the academic program

Applicants seeking conditional admission do not need to apply to IEP separately. Only one application is needed. Please complete the undergraduate or graduate application process.

Pittsburg State University reserves the right to change standards for admission as deemed necessary. Every attempt will be made to communicate changes of policy, but the lack of knowledge of admission policy on the part of the prospective student will not be reason for the University to waive current admission standards.