Applicability of the Associate of Arts Degree to the KU Core
To articulate select Associate of Arts degrees to Goals 1-3 of the KU Core.
Undergraduate transfer students who have earned select Associate degrees and who have been admitted to KU as a degree seeking undergraduate.
Students who have earned an Associate degree from the following list will be considered to have met Goals 1-3 of the KU Core (general education). Additional postsecondary institutions may be added as KU continues to create formal partnerships.
- An Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited Kansas public college, Kansas public university, or Kansas public community college
- An Associate of Arts degree from Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, Missouri
An Associate of Science degree from Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Except as provided for by the Kansas Board of Regents’ Qualified Admission Regulations [K.A.R. Articles 88-29, 29a and 29b, as applicable], students seeking admission to KU must apply for admissions and meet admission requirements or be granted an exception to be admitted, regardless of whether or not they have earned an Associate of Arts degree.
Associate of Arts degree holders to whom this policy applies must meet all additional requirements of their chosen program of study as well as the requirements of goals 4-6 of the KU Core. Requirements may include additional lower-division coursework or minimum grades for specific courses.
Students earning an Associate of Arts degree from an institution other than a regionally accredited Kansas public college, public university, or public community college or another specifically designated postsecondary institution are excluded. Transfer coursework will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
This policy applies specifically to the Associate degrees listed above. Other degrees do not fall under this policy. Transfer coursework will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
This policy does not apply to students with an initial KU entry term prior to Fall 2013.
Associate Director of Office Operations
Office of Admissions
KU Visitor Center
11/25/2020: Contact information updated.
09/14/2017: Added the Associate of Arts degree from Metropolitian Community College and the Associate of Science degree from Johnson County Community college.
02/22/2017: Fixed broken link to Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual.
04/02/2015: Fixed broken link to Board of Regents Policy Manual.
12/16/2014: Updated link to Board of Regents Policy Manual.
11/24/2014: Fixed link to Board of Regents Policy Manual.
09/17/2014: Updated contact information.
05/02/2013: Approved by Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sara Rosen and Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Matt Melvin.