When you apply to Kutztown University, you will need to review all of the following information and submit the requested documents and payments to be considered for enrollment.
As always, contact the Office of International Admissions with any questions.
Please include a non-refundable application fee, which may be paid via check or money order (or credit card for online applications), of $35.00 USD made payable to Kutztown University. Please be aware that your application will not be processed if the application fee is not paid.
Official Academic Records (Transcripts)
All applicants are required to submit an official transcript from their undergraduate university. International undergraduate degrees MUST be evaluated by an evaluation service such as World Academic Research Center or World Education Services before acceptance may be determined. The cost of such service is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Please mail transcripts to the Office of International Programs.Transcripts are accepted for admission under the following conditions:
Official, original language transcript with official English language translation
Official transcript in English if issued directly by the school
Certified copy of original language transcript sent with official English translation (if applicable) and signed by one of the following:
Administrator of the student's school
U.S. Embassy Official
Ministry of Education official
U.S. Overseas Advising Office staff member
Official Test Scores
All applicants, including those who come from countries where English is a native language, are required to supply TOEFL score results. A TOEFL score of 79 on the Internet-based test (IBT) or a 550 on the paper-based test is required. Other formal exams such as the IELTS (6.5) are also accepted. All scores must have been obtained within the last two years. Please request that an official score report be sent to the address above. The school code for Kutztown University is 2653. Please note that copies or faxes of test scores are NOT accepted.
International applicants who do not meet the minimum test score requirement (of TOEFL or IELTS), or who do not wish to submit test scores, may be conditionally admitted to Kutztown University, provided the department agrees to allow the student to enroll in the English language training program before beginning their major program of study.
Graduate applicants are also required to take one of the following exams:
GMAT - The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required for all students who wish to study in the MBA program.
GRE - The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required by many of the graduate programs at Kutztown University. The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Graduate Dean for those applicants already holding a master's degree.
U.S. law requires all international students to prove they can support their estimated annual costs for every year of their program of study. Students must provide documents, which will demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy that they have enough money to cover the first year of study in the U.S., and sufficient and dependable financial resources to cover every additional year. A student's funding may come from a combination of sources, including personal funds (see below). All financial documents must be mailed to Office of International :
Important information for sponsors: Most students are financially sponsored by family, friends, or organizations. A sponsor must understand that they are making a financial commitment to the student, which should not be broken. Sponsors who fail to provide the promised support force students to drop out of school and cause pain and suffering. Do not expect the student will be able to help support the costs of their education through employment. Employment is strictly controlled by USCIS (United States Citizen & Immigration Services) and is very limited.
To prove you are financially capable of providing this support for every year of the student's program, you must provide the following documents. Please note that if all of these documents are not sent, your support will not be considered.
- Affidavit of Financial Support - This form must be completely filled out in English, and must be completed by all persons (sponsors) financially supporting the student. All questions must be answered. Affidavits must be signed by the sponsor in the presence of a notary public, the notary public must sign, and the official seal of the notary public must be on the affidavit**.
- **There are notaries public at all U.S. Embassies. In the U.S., most neighborhood pharmacists, lawyers, and accountants are notaries. There are notaries in all countries, though the names for them may be different. They are officials licensed by the national or regional government to take sworn statements for courts of law or to witness contracts and property deeds.
- Bank statements - Along with the Affidavit of Financial Support, three (3) consecutive months of bank statements must be included. The bank statements must be in the sponsor's name and include the date the account was opened, the current balance in U.S. dollars, average deposits and average balances. We cannot accept statements that do not specify balances, unless it is stated to be a minimum of six figures in U.S. dollars. Please note that if another person's name appears on the bank statement, that person must also complete a separate affidavit or submit a notarized statement permitting those funds to be considered as financial support for the student.
Letters of Recommendation
All graduate applicants must submit three letters of recommendation to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Letters should be obtained from the following individuals: professors, teachers, or employers who know you and can describe your academic ability.
If you are planning on attending Kutztown University and have university credits you wish to transfer, you must have the courses evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please request a course by course evaluation from WES. The information provided by WES must then be sent to either the Office of International Programs (undergraduate) or the Office of Graduate Admissions (graduate) so that it can be evaluated. Please remember the earlier you send the course information, the quicker we can complete an evaluation form for you. Credit will not be given unless a WES evaluation has been completed.
SEVIS Transfer Release Form
Students transferring from within the U.S. to Kutztown University from another school must submit a SEVIS Transfer Release Form. This form must be completed by the current immigration advisor at the school from which you wish to transfer and submitted to Kutztown University. Please note that your new Form I-20 cannot be issued by Kutztown University until we have received this release form.
The SEVIS Transfer Release Form may be faxed (+1.610.683.1356) or sent via mail to the Office of International Programs.
Recommended International Application Deadlines
Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 1