Welcome international applicants! 

A student may apply as either a new freshman or as a transfer student to the University of Pikeville.  

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
The following materials are required for all International Applicants:
  1. Application: International Student Application Completed
  2. Passport:  If you are a citizen of another country, please provide a copy of your passport.
  3. Financial Affidavit form: To show evidence of the ability to meet financial obligations for tuition, books and living expenses for an academic year.
  4. Evidence of English proficiency: Determined as follows: TOEFL Test (i.e.,Test of English as a Foreign Language). Required Official TOEFL score of 68 for an undergraduate student and 79 for a graduate student.  
  5. Transcript Evaluation: All secondary and post-secondary education (not US accredited) done outside of the United States must been evaluated by an international credential evaluation agency at the applicant's expense.     
Method of Evaluation: Certified copies of all previous high school and post-high school academic records must be sent for an evaluation with English translation to one of the following evaluators:
                Evaluations should be sent to:
                International Students & Scholar Services
                University of Pikeville
                147 Sycamore Street
                Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

     6. Immunizations:  All incoming international students are required to provide current immunization records per the national guidelines from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College Health Association and the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/ith/vaccines/en/)
Application deadline: June 15 for fall semester and November 15 for spring semester.
Completed Application File. When the student’s admission file is complete, the student will be issued an acceptance letter from the undergraduate Admissions Office at University of Pikeville. Next, International Student & Scholar Services will issue to the student a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students.” The last step is for the student to apply for an F-1 Visa with the U.S. Embassy in their home country. Any questions about the Form I-20 should be directed to the Designated School Official (DSOs) that issued the I-20 to the student.
ACT/SAT: Results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are not required for admission; however, to obtain athletic eligibility for example with NAIA, will require either an ACT or SAT score report (refer to Athletics Department or coach for minimum requirements). In addition, University of Pikeville mandates placement in reading, English, and mathematics. All international students are required to take placement tests to demonstrate reading, English, and mathematics, and other proficiencies upon arrival to campus. The ACT Residual Examination at the University of Pikeville may only be used for admission to the University and placement in reading, English, and mathematics.
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