Freshman Requirements

Freshmen must:
 
1. Provide evidence of high school graduation with a curriculum that would prepare you for university studies in your home country

Credentials and Requirements by Country for Freshman Addition to the College of LIberal Arts and Sciences

2. Have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

3. Submit English proficiency test scores (dependent upon score level, scores are used to either determine English proficiency or to estimate students' placement in an appropriate level of ESL courses, as needed) 

Additional Required Materials:

If, after high school, there was a period of time longer than 3 months that you were not enrolled in an educational program, you must write a short statement about your activitiy during that time. If you attended courses of any kind, include that information. 

In addition to transcripts or marksheets, you must present an official diploma or graduation certificate, official examination results, or other proof of graduation particular to your country.  We use equivalent admission criteria for applicants from all countries.  Meeting the minimum grade point average does not guarantee admission.

SAT Information

If you have an SAT score to submit, the University of Kansas will accept both the new SAT and the old SAT. We will use concordance tables to compare your scores and determine your highest scores on either the new SAT or the old SAT. At this time, any SAT scores listed are based on the new SAT (after March 2016).

Transfer Requirements

If you have taken any post-secondary courses, including college, university, or vocational coursework after high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student and must submit academic records from all schools you have attended, including any ESL programs. 

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or the equivalent on all transfer coursework.

If you have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours from college, university, or vocational schools, you must present official high school transcripts, diploma or graduation certificate, official examination results, or other proof of graduation particular to your country.

We use equivalent admission criteria for applicants from all countries. If you have fewer than 24 credits of transfer coursework and will be submitting high school documentation along with your transfer transcripts, you must also have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5. Meeting the minimum grade point average does not guarantee admission.

Students on F-1 visas who wish to transfer from a school within the United States to KU should review International Student Services' transfer-in policies.

Other Requirements

The following schools or academic departments have additional requirements for direct admission as a freshman or transfer student: 

School of the Arts (Dance, Film and Media Studies, Theatre, and Visual Art)

Department of Architecture

Department of Design

School of Business

School of Engineering

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

School of Music

School of Education

School of Health Professions

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

School of Social Welfare

Students who do not meet the requirements for direct admission to these schools or departments can be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to take prerequisite coursework. 

Credentials and Requirements by Country for Freshman Admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

English Requirements

Readmission Requirements