Admission of Domestic Undergraduate Students
To outline admission terminology and requirements of new undergraduate, domestic freshman, or transfer applicants to the University of Kansas.
Undergraduate, domestic freshmen and transfer applicants.
The University of Kansas has assured admission criteria that align with the Kansas Board of Regents qualified admission criteria.
Freshman student: A student is considered a freshman student if they have not graduated high school when they apply, have graduated high school or have completed a GED/HISET but not taken any college coursework since the summer following their graduation date/completion date. If a student has taken college coursework prior to their graduation date, then they are still deemed a freshman student.
Transfer student: A student is considered a transfer student if they have taken any college coursework after the summer following their graduation date or after the completion of their GED/HISET.
Assured Admission Criteria for Freshmen:
- 3.0+ High School GPA and 24+ ACT/1160+ SAT
- 3.25+ High School GPA and 21+ ACT/1060+ SAT
- 3.4+ High School GPA
Assured Admission Criteria for Transfers:
- 24+ transferrable credit hours
- 2.5+ GPA in transferrable coursework
If a transfer student has less than 24 transferrable hours, they are still considered a transfer student but required to also meet freshman admission standards. These students are required to submit final, official high school transcripts and official test scores (as appropriate) in addition to all official college transcripts for admission review.
Any student that does not meet assured admission criteria for the University of Kansas will be reviewed through a holistic review to determine eligibility for admission by exception.
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12/08/2020: Current practices documented within KU Policy Library.