Deadlines

General admission to most programs in CLAS (including undecided majors)

March 15
Summer application deadline for students outside the USA

April 1
Fall application deadline for students outside the USA

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline for students outside the USA

May 1
Summer application deadline for students within the U.S.

June 1
Fall application deadline for students within the U.S.

Nov. 15
Spring application deadline for students within the U.S.

Dance, Film, Media Studies, and Theatre
March 15
Summer application deadline for freshmen
Summer application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

April 1
Fall application deadline for freshmen
Fall application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

May 15
Summer application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

June 1
Fall application deadline for transfer students

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline for freshmen
Spring application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

Nov. 15
Spring application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.
Visual Arts in the School of the Arts
Feb. 1
Fall and summer application deadline

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline

Nov. 1
Application deadline for visual arts scholarships
Readmission to KU
Students applying for readmission to KU must observe the deadlines applicable to their academic majors.

In general, students applying from outside the U.S. should apply
  • By April 2 for the fall
  • By Oct. 1 for the spring
  • By March 15 for the summer

In general, students applying from within the U.S. should apply
  • By Aug. 8 for the fall
  • By Jan. 7 for the spring
  • By May 24 for the summer
IRUA scholarships
Jan. 15
Application deadline for IRUA scholarships

Feb. 1
Application deadline for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship
Department of Architecture
Feb. 1
Final fall and summer application deadline to apply for admission to architecture programs

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline for admission to architecture programs

Nov. 1
Fall and summer priority application deadline for admission to architecture programs
Department of Design
Feb. 1
Final deadline to submit portfolio, color inventory sheet, and essay questions for fall admission

Oct. 1
Spring application and material deadline

Nov. 1
Fall application deadline
School of Business
Feb. 15
Fall application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

April 1
Fall application deadline for freshmen
Fall application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

Sept. 15
Spring application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline for freshmen
Spring application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.
School of Education
Deadlines are subject to variation, with fall applications due in mid-September and spring applications due in early February. Announcements are posted at soe.ku.edu when applications are available. Below are the semesters students should apply to each program:
  • Teacher Education: Fall application (usually fall of sophomore year)
  • Health and Physical Education: Spring application (usually spring of sophomore year)
  • Community Health: Spring application (usually spring of sophomore year)
  • Athletic Training: Spring application (usually spring of freshman year)
  • Exercise Science: Fall and spring applications (usually fall/spring of sophomore year)
  • Sport Management: Fall and spring applications (usually fall/spring of sophomore year)
School of Engineering
March 15
Summer application deadline

April 1
Fall application deadline

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline
School of Journalism
Feb. 15
Fall and summer application deadline

Sept. 15
Spring application deadline
School of Music
Feb. 1
Fall application deadline

Oct. 1
Spring application deadline

Dec. 1
Summer application deadline
School of Nursing
Oct. 1
Fall application deadline for transfer students
School of Pharmacy
Feb. 1
Fall application deadline
School of Social Welfare
Feb. 1
Priority deadline

June 15
Final deadline.