International Admissions COVID-19 Response

At Arkansas Tech University, we are monitoring the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has not affected how we evaluate applications. Be assured that all applications receive our full consideration. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has implemented these temporary measures:

For students affected by the coronavirus, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has introduced a solution to take the TOEFL iBT Test and GRE General Test at home until test centers can reopen. 

For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the pandemic, we have temporarily added the use of the Duolingo English Test for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms. We require a minimum 84 Duolingo score for undergraduate applicants and a minimum 104 Duolingo score for graduate applicants. 

IELTS has launched IELTS Indicator, an online English language test for test takers who are currently unable to take IELTS due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We realize that some students may be unable to obtain official transcripts at this time. For admissions purposes only, we can review and make the admission decision using unofficial transcripts.

We will continue to issue I-20 (F-1) and DS-2019 (J-1) certificate of eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 semesters for the admitted students to schedule visa interviews as soon as the U.S. Consulate posts reopen. Please check the visa appointment availability status of your location at the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs page.

Please contact the Office of International Admissions if you have any questions. imsso@atu.edu 479-356-2217