UPIKE welcomes international students and scholars

This means you will study in one of the most beautiful regions in the United States. While you are a student at UPIKE, International Student Services will provide you with personal attention to ensure that your experience is the best it can be. Take the first step by learning how to apply for admission.

Required Materials


Click here to view International Admissions Application.

Application Fee

Click here to pay the $50 required application fee.


If you are a citizen of another country, please provide a copy of your passport.

Financial Affidavit

This provides evidence of your ability to meet financial obligations for tuition, books and living expenses for an academic year.

Evidence of English Proficiency

This is determined by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For undergraduate students, a TOEFL score of 68 is required. A TOEFL score of 79 is required for a graduate students.


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.

Transcript Evaluation

Evaluating International Academic Work: If the student has completed any academic work outside the United States, It will need to be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. 

All secondary education and college work (not US accredited) done outside of the United States must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation agency at the applicant’s expense.

For example, we will also accept a report from World Education Services (WES), the required type of evaluation report for high school (secondary education) documents is “DxD” Basic, and the required type of evaluation report for college or university documents is “CxC” Basic. 

The University of Pikeville does not require the ICAP option. 

The student should not send transcripts directly to us unless they are an accredited US institution. We will discard any international transcripts that are not properly evaluated by a third party.  

Certified copies of academic records from all previous secondary and post-secondary institutions must be sent for evaluation with English translation to either AACRAO or World Education Services (WES).

Mail evaluations to:
International Student & Scholar Services
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

Application Deadlines: June 15 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students