International Transfer & Second Degree Admissions Requirements

Transfer students are students who enrolled in college/university courses after completing secondary school but have not earned a Bachelor's degree. Students seeking a second bachelor's degree have similar admissions requirements as transfer students and should refer to the information contained on this page to complete their application. Second degree students should also follow these instructions to apply.

Please review the required application documents for international transfer students below. Here are some helpful links: 

  • Transfer Credit Evaluation Tool: Find out if any courses from your college/university have been evaluated for transfer credit at Kutztown University. 
  • Special Requirements: Some programs have special admissions requirements for transfer students. Review the academic program website to learn about the the requirements, if any.
  • Application
  • College/University Transcripts
    Submit transcripts from every college and/or university you attended. Provide precise word-for-word translations if transcript is not in English. Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the application review process, however, official transcripts sent directly from your college/university are required for transfer credit evaluation and to complete your application file when you enroll at KU. 

    Kutztown University reserves the right to require an external evaluation of any document from outside of the U.S. at any time in your academic career at KU, from application through graduation.
  • English Proficiency

    The language of instruction at Kutztown University is English and as such, all students must provide evidence that they have achieved a high enough level of proficiency in the English language to be successful in their courses. You may prove English proficiency in one of the following ways:

    1) Examination Results

    Submit results from an English proficiency examination. Scores must be less than two years old. Unofficial results are accepted for the application review; official score reports are required to complete your application record when you enroll at KU. 

    • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Score
    • TOEFL: 79 internet-based test
    • PTE: 53 Overall Score
    • Duolingo English Test: 105 Overall Score
    • SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560 (KU School Code 2653)
    • ACT: 21 English/Writing Score (KU School Code 3706)

    2) Waiver

    Request a waiver of this requirement if you are from one of the following countries: 

    Antigua and Barbuda
    British Virgin Island
    Canada (except Quebec)
    Grand Cayman Islands
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    New Zealand
    Papua New Guinea
    Samoa (Western)
    Sierra Leone

    Soloman Islands
    South Africa
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & the Grenadines
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Vatican City
    Virgin Islands

    3) Study at a U.S. College/University

    We will waive the English language requirement if you studied at a U.S. college or university for at least one academic year, earned at least 24 college-level semester credits (or 36 quarter credits) and have completed the equivalent of CMP 100, Effective Composition, with a grade of C or higher.

    4) Conditional Admission and ESL

    Attend and complete an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Northampton Community College. Take English Composition and Speech Communication courses at Northampton, earn a grade of C or higher, and transfer to Kutztown University. We will offer you conditional admission if your academic records meet the admissions criteria and you only need to improve your proficiency in the English language.

  • Secondary School Records
    Although it will not be used to review your application for admission, you will be required to submit an official final secondary school certificate unless you meet one of the following requirements:

    1) You have earned an associate's degree or;
    2) You have a bachelor's or higher degree or;
    3) You have earned 30 or more college-level semester credits (or 45 quarter credits).

    If the certificate is not in English, you must provide a word-for-word English translation of the transcript. We will consider waiving this requirement for students who have earned post-secondary certificates and diplomas on an individual basis.

    The Office of International Admissions and Services does not require you to submit your academic records for evaluation from an external agency during the initial admissions process. However, Kutztown University reserves the right to require an external credential evaluation of academic records from outside of the U.S. at any time during your academic program at the university.
  • Portfolio/Audition

    If you apply to the Applied Digital Arts, Art Education, Communication Design, or Studio Art major, you must submit a portfolio via SlideRoom. (Portfolios are also accepted at Open House and Portfolio Review Events.)

    If you apply to the Commercial Music, Music, Music Education, or Music Performance major, you must schedule an audition or arrange a virtual audition.