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PSU in Paraguay Admission

Pittsburg State University offers undergraduate coursework inside the Instituto de Formación Docente Paraguayo Americano (IFD) in Asunción, Paraguay. These courses are taught in English by PSU professors and adjunct professors typically from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. One course at a time is taught for approximately four weeks, then the next course will be offered.

Students will be able to take up to 25 credit hours per year for two years, for a total of 50 hours of coursework. Students can complete their degree program on the Pittsburg, Kansas campus. 

For more information, please refer to the PSU in Paraguay website.

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 $60.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee


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

    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

    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. 


  • Paraguay Visa: Non-Paraguayan citizens will need to research Paraguay visa requirements.
  • Housing: University housing is not available in Paraguay. For housing recommendations, please contact

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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.


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.


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

How to submit your test score
Visit 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.


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

  • Graduated from an approved accredited American high school in Paraguay with curriculum taught in English.
  • 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.

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.

PSU in Paraguay Course Schedule

March 12-30, 2018
Phil 207 Critical Thinking
April 2-20, 2018
English 113 General Literature
May 14-June 1, 2018
ECON 200 Introduction to Economics
June 4-22, 2018
MGMKT 101 Intro to Business
July 2-20, 2018
HIST 101 World History to 1500
July 30-August 17, 2018
Geog 106 World Regional Geography
September 10-28, 2018
Com 207 Speech Communication

October 8-26, 2018
Com 105 Performance Appreciation
November 3-10, 2018
HHP 150 Lifetime Fitness

Courses are subject to change. Check with the program director for details.

PSU in Paraguay Tuition

Academic Year 2017-2018

$297 per credit hour
(The cost of books is not included)

PSU in Paraguay Contacts

Contact Information in Paraguay
The Comité Paraguay-Kansas 
Graciela Ocampos
Programa PSU in PY – Vinculo Universitario
Direccion: Ruy Diaz de Melgarejo
825 c/Hernando de Rivera. Bo. Los Laureles
Telf. 595 21) 662063 ext. 232

Director of the PSU in PY Program
Dr. Bobby Winters
311D Grubbs Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Phone: 620.235.4079
FAX:  620.235.4686