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Undergraduate Admission Records Retention


To determine how long to keep admission records.

Applies to: 

Admission Staff

Policy Statement: 

Admission application records will be retained by the following schedule and then purged and destroyed.

Applicants that did not enroll or were denied admission for the term will be retained for 5 years from the beginning of that term.

Applicants that did enroll for the term applied for will be retained for 10 years from the beginning of the first term of enrollment.


Associate Director of Operations
KU Visitor Center

Approved by: 
Director of Admissions and Scholarships
Approved on: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Effective on: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Admissions, records, retention.
Change History: 

12/08/2020: Policy and contact information updated.
09/16/2014: Contact information updated.

Academic Categories: 
Admission to KU
Information Access & Technology Categories: 
Information Access

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