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Undergraduate Exchange Student 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:


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


  • Pay the $50.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • For an additional cost of $45.00 we will Express Mail your DS2019 should you be accepted


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 score results
  • Certified bank statement
  • 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. 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

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


Should you be accepted and once you receive your DS2019, you will need to pay the required SEVIS I-901 fee.


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 or IELTS score to the Office of International Programs and Services.


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.


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.

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


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.