Entry Requirements

The Undergraduate Accelerator program that is the best fit for you depends on your English-language proficiency.

General Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Accelerator students may pursue any of the 200+ undergraduate degree options offered at KU. However, many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance.

Have a question about a specific degree? Our admissions team would be happy to help.

AP English79, no subscore below 1871, no subscore below 1660, no subscore below 13< 60

Integrated Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program 2
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program 3
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language Program
(16 Weeks)
Minimum GPA 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Minimum IELTS™ 6.5+, no subscore below 6.0 except speaking 6.0, no subscore below 5.5 except speaking 5.5, no subscore below 5.0 except speaking < 5.5
Minimum TOEFL® 79, no subscore below 18 71, no subscore below 16 60, no subscore below 13 < 60
Minimum Pearson Versant™ 65+, no subscore below 54 60, no subscore below 47 50, no subscore below 42 < 50
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 590 or above Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
ACT English 22 or above Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
AP English 4 or above Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
AS and A-Level English Language B or above in both Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

TOEFL: No score in any band (except Speaking) may be lower than 13; Speaking score not required.
IELTS: Speaking section score not required.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing exam to AS and A-Level English Language: These tests are only used to demonstrate English proficiency and the corresponding placement in IAP. These tests are not approved for placement into lower-level programs.

Most students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation.  This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified in your offer letter.  As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees.

Progression Requirements

Note: Many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance. Make sure to check the progression requirements for any degree programs you’re interested in pursuing.

Entry Requirements by Country

Select your region, then your country to see the relevant entry requirements and meet your local representative.

Big benefits for a big decision

Deciding on the best school for you takes a lot of consideration. That’s why the KU Undergraduate Accelerator Program is designed to give international students the best possible experience.

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A JAYHAWK?