Requirements

Freshman Requirements
Freshmen must:
 
1. Provide evidence of high school graduation with a college preparatory curriculum, as demonstrated by country-specific requirements (see accordion link below);  
2. Have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
3. Submit English proficiency test scores (used to estimate students' placement in appropriate level of ESL course, as needed. All international students are screened after arrival on campus and prior to enrollment by the KU Applied English Center).

Specific admission requirements depend upon a student's level (freshman or transfer) and chosen program of study.  Review the requirements for specific majors. If you are undecided on a major, you should apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) where you will take general education courses, which apply to most degrees, until you choose a major. 
 

Requirements by School
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum

2.5 grade-point average (GPA) or equivalent

Visit clas.ku.edu

School of the Arts
High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum

2.5 GPA or equivalent

Visual Art majors must submit answers to three essay questions and a portfolio of 10 to 20 images to the Department of Visual Art.

Dance majors must audition.

Film & Media Studies majors must complete FMS 100 and FMS 380 with a 2.5 GPA after arriving at KU

Theatre majors are directly admitted into the Theatre major upon entering KU. 

Visit sota.ku.edu

Department of Architecture (School of Architecture, Design, and Planning)
High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum

3.2 GPA or equivalent

Three years of science, including physics; three years of math, including trigonometry, precalculus or calculus (preferred); and at least three art or drawing classes.

SAT total (Math + Critical Reading) score of 1050 or higher, or ACT composite score of 23 or higher

TOEFL or IELTS scores that qualify for regular admission

Complete the Architecture Interest Profile

Admission is competitive

Contact the Architecture Admissions Office
Department of Design (School of Architecture, Design, and Planning)
High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum

Minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent

Three essay responses and portfolio of 10 to 20 images with a color inventory sheet

TOEFL score of at least 70 or IELTS-Academic score of at least 6.0

Admission is competitive.  

Contact Samantha Raines

School of Business
Applicants satisfying minimum requirements are ranked based on GPA in all professional coursework.  Applicants are then admitted based on their ranking and available space in the School of Business.  Students are encouraged to contact an advisor in the School of Business, 206 Summerfield Hall.  Contact the Business Student and Academic Services office for information

High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum 

Minimum high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale

Minimum SAT score of 1130 (math and critical reading) or composite ACT score of 25

Visit business.ku.edu

School of Engineering
Admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  

High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum.

Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (weighted or unweighted).

Students may be admitted directly into their degree program or into the First-Year General Engineering non-degree program. Students with 540-580 math SAT or 22-25 math ACT are admitted to First-Year General Engineering and may transition to a degree program after completion of specific requirements in their first semester or academic year. Computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and interdisciplinary computing require a minimum SAT math score of 640 or minimum ACT math score of 28 for direct admission into a degree program. All other majors require minimum SAT math score of 600 or minimum ACT math score of 26 for direct admission into a degree program. 

Visit engr.ku.edu

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Students must be admitted to the university before they can be considered for admission to the school 

3.0 GPA or equivalent

Combined SAT critical reading and math scores of 1090 or ACT composite score of 24

English proficiency, as determined by AEC evaluation

Admission is competitive.

Visit journalism.ku.edu

School of Music
High school diploma with a college preparatory curriculum

2.75 GPA or equivalent

Music majors will be admitted only after an audition

Visit music.ku.edu/applyaudition

School of Education
The School of Education admits students as second-semester sophomores.  First-year students who plan to enter the School of Education usually begin in KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then apply to the education school.  Consult a pre-education advisor immediately upon entering KU. 

Refer to the School of Education requirements in KU’s Academic Catalog

Admission in selective programs is competitive

Visit soe.ku.edu

School of Health Professions
Students enter these programs after two to three years of undergraduate study or transfer from community college. Requirements vary by major.  Students interested in programs in the School of Health Professions should contact an advisor as early as possible.  Please consult with the school’s representative in the Undergraduate Advising Center.  Questions can also be emailed to healthprofessions@kumc.edu.  

Visit healthprofessions.kumc.edu

School of Nursing
First-year students who plan to enter the School of Nursing usually begin in KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then apply to the nursing school.  Apply as early as possible.  The School of Nursing accepts applications for the fall term only, and the online application opens July 1. 

Consult the prenursing advisor upon entering KU.  Admission is competitive. 

Visit nursing.kumc.edu

School of Pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy admits students as juniors.  First-year students who plan to enter the School of Pharmacy usually begin in KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then apply to the pharmacy school.  Apply as early as possible.  The School of Pharmacy accepts applications for the fall term only. 

Admission is competitive.  Consult the School of Pharmacy. 

Visit pharm.ku.edu

School of Social Welfare
The School of Social Welfare admits students as sophomores.  First-year students who plan to enter the School of Social Welfare usually begin in KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then apply to the social welfare school.  Apply as early as possible. 

Contact the presocial work advisor during your first year. 

Visit socwel.ku.edu

Students who do not meet the admission requirements for direct admission to the School of the Arts; the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning; the School of Business; the School of Engineering; the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and the School of Music can be admitted to CLAS to take prerequisite coursework. 

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.

Credentials and Requirements by Country for Admission to CLAS
Freshmen must provide evidence of graduation from high school (grades 9-12), such as diploma, certificate, or set of examination results.  Freshmen must also provide evidence they meet the minimum grade average, such as an official transcript or mark sheet, showing grades and completion of a college preparatory curriculum.

KU IRUA Admissions staff will convert the grades to the 4.0 system.  Because grading scales vary between countries and regions, and some KU programs might have higher grade average requirements, each application is reviewed for admissibility upon receipt of official academic records.  We use equivalent admission criteria for applicants from all countries.         

Admission to KU is selective.  Meeting the minimum grade average does not guarantee admission.  Some programs also have additional course requirements and SAT/ACT score requirements for admission.

USA
Successful completion of year 12 with a 2.5 GPA and completion of college preparatory curriculum.
Argentina
Original or attested copy of high school transcripts and Bachiller or Bachillerato, with English translation.

On the typical 10-point grading scale, an average score of 6.5 or higher.

Australia
Official copies of transcripts and diploma. Names and grading conventions for year 12 certificates vary by territory or state:

1. Australian Capitol Territory (ACT): Year 12 secondary school certificate with 13 or higher

2. New South Wales: NSW Higher School Certificate with band 3 65 HSC Marks (P) or higher

3. Northern Territory: Year 12 secondary school certificate with a C+ or 65% average or higher

4. Queensland: Queensland Senior Certificate with Sound Achievement (SA), C+, or higher, etc.

Bahrain
Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate with a 55 percent average or higher
Bangladesh
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 40 - 55 percent average (2nd Division) or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) and Advanced Level (A Level) Examination Certificates.
Botswana
Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a 2nd Class, 2nd Division, or C average.
Brazil
Certified copies of transcripts for grades 10 - 12. Examination results and Certificado de Concueso de Segundo Grau, with English translations. Grade average of 6 or higher on the standard 10-point scale.
Brunei
Brunei-Cambridge Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with Third Class Honors (C+) or see GCE 'O' Level 'A' Level criteria.
Cambodia
Baccalaureat (Baccalaureate) with D grade or 70 percent or higher.
Canada
Official copies of transcripts and diploma. Names and grading conventions for Year 12 Certificates vary by territory or state:

1. High School Completion Certificate (Nova Scotia)

2. Statement of graduation on transcript (Saskatchewan and Yukon)

English translations, if applicable.

Grade averages will be assessed according to regional variations and admission requirements for your KU program of study.

China High School Diploma
School-attested and sealed copies of official transcripts for grades 9 - 12. Huikao or Xueye Shuiping Ceshi and school-attested copy of Biye Zhengshu, with English translation.

If you do not have your Biye Zhengshu at the time of application, a school official must provide an official letter stating the date it will be issued to you.

Upon your arrival, you will be asked to present your original Biye Zhengshu and grade 12 transcript, in Chinese with an English translation, before you are admitted to enroll.

A minimum grade average of 75 percent on the Chinese grading scale is required for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. High minimum is required for Architecture, Engineering, and other programs.

Chile
Original or attested copy of high school transcripts and Licencia de Educacion Media, with English translations. Grade average of 4.75 on the typical 7-point grading scale.
Colombia
Original or attested copy of high school transcripts and Bachiller or Bachillerato or Titulo de Bechiller Academico, with English translations. 7.9 grade average or higher on the typical 10-point grading scale. 3.9 or higher on the 5-point scale.
Ecuador
Attested copies of transcripts and Bachillerato or Titulo de Bachiller, with English translations. Grade average of 7.5 on a 10-point scale or 13 on a 20-point scale.
Egypt
Thanaweya a' Amana or Secondary Education Certificate with a 64 percent average or higher or see GCE 'O' Level and 'A' Level criteria.
Fiji
Fiji School Leaving Certificate or Form 7 Certificate with a 6 average or higher.
France
Baccalaureat General with an overall score of 11 or higher.
GCSE - O Level
Official University of Cambridge, Edexcel, AQA, or other testing organization's examination report must be presented with a minimum of five preparatory subjects passed with a grade of D or higher. Passed in a minimum five college preparatory subjects with grade of D or higher.
Ghana
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with D (7) average or lower in five college preparatory subjects is required. Student should also present WAEC Examination Certificate issued by West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Attested copies of coursework and an official West African Exams Council (WAEC) academic results certificate. Contact WAEC to arrange for a certificate to be sent directly to KU. Alternately email permission to IRUA for KU to check the WAEC results online, along with exam number, year, serial number, and PIN.

Hong Kong
School attested and sealed copies of transcripts for Grades 9 - 12 or Forms 3 - 6. Official HKDSE results certificate, sent directly from the Exams Board to KU. If applicable, attested copy of O- and A-Level results certificate, showing at least five subjects passed.

For students in the HKDSE cohort, Level 3 or higher in Chinese, English, and Liberal Studies AND Level 2 or higher in Math and two or three additional electives fulfilling the remainder of the college preparatory curriculum.

If applicant does not have the HKDSE results certificate at the time of application, a school official must provide a letter stating the applicant's anticipated results and the date the official results will be issued.

Admitted students must present official HKDSE before they will be permitted to enroll.

India
Students who are still in high school must submit an attested copy of the Secondary School Certificate (Grade 10) and attested mark sheets or progress reports from each year of secondary school (Grades 9 - 11).

Students who have finished secondary school must submit an attested copy of the Higher Secondary School Certificate or Indian School Certificate Examination (Grade 12).

50 percent or higher grade average on the standard Indian grading scale for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; 60 percent or higher for admission to KU's School of Engineering or School of Architecture.

Admitted students must present original HSC or ISCE before they will be permitted to enroll.
Indonesia
Surat Tanda Belajar (STTB) or Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingat Atas (SMA) GPA of 6 or higher in five academic subjects.
International Baccalaureate
Completion with an overall IB score of 24 or higher or score of 4.0 or higher for each subject.
Iran
Peesh-daneshgahii Diplome (High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion of Secondary School) with 13 average or higher.
Israel
Teudat Bagrut with academic track (Matriculation Certificate) with 65 percent average or better.
Japan
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a 3.5 or C+ average. Official or attested copies of transcripts for Grades 9 - 12, with English translation. Attested copy of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, in Japanese with an English translation.

If applicant is still in high school, official final transcript and leaving certificate must be sent by the school, prior to enrollment.

Jordan
Tawjihi-Academic (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 65 percent average or higher.
Kazakhstan
Attestat with C+ or 74 percent or higher grade average.
Kenya
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C+ (7) average or higher and attested high school transcripts. Arrange with KNEC to have an official transcript, showing at least five academic subjects passed, sent directly to KU. If applicable, an official Cambridge certificate, showing at least five academic subjects passed.
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Original or attested copies of transcripts for grades 9 - 12, with English translation. If still in high school, the school must send an official transcript showing graduation or Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) before university enrollment. Average weighted rank of college preparatory courses must be between 1 and 5.
Kuwait
Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama (Secondary School Diploma) with a 75 percent average. Official or attested copies of transcripts for grades 9 - 11, with English translation. Grade 12 transcript with English translation. If still in high school, applicants must have the school send an official transcript showing graduation before they will be permitted to enroll. 75 percent average score in college preparatory courses.
Laos
Baccalaureat II with a score of 13.9 or higher.
Macau
Attested copies of transcripts for grades 10 - 12 or Formes 3 - 5. Senior Secondary School Certificate, Curso Complementar dos Liceus with English translation. As grading scales vary, grades must calculate to equivalent of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale by the KU admissions officer. Or General Certificate at O-Level showing at least five academic subjects passed. Submit A-Level results, if applicable.
Malaysia
SPM Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Matriculation Certificate or Certificate of Education) with C6 or higher.
Mauritius
See GCE O-Level Criteria.
Mexico
Certificado de Bachillerato (Baccalaureate Certificate) with a 7.0 average or better.
Mongolia
School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) after 12 years with e.5 (79 percent) (C+) average or higher.
Myanmar
Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma A (Academic) with a 3 or 49 percent average or higher.
Nepal
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 45 percent (second division) or higher.
Nigeria
Attested copies of coursework and an official West African Exams Council (WAEC) academic results certificate. Contact WAEC to arrange for a certificate to be sent directly to KU. Alternately, email permission to IRUA for KU to check the WAEC results online, along with exam number, year, serial number, and PIN.

Generally, five passed college preparatory subjects graded 5 (C+) or lower are required for admission.

If academic records are not mailed to KU by the school, they will need to undergo a time-consuming verification process. Applicants from Nigeria are encouraged to make their applications as early as they can.

Oman
Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with 70 percent average or better.
Pakistan
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 45 percent (2nd Class) average or above. If in British system, General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level) and Advanced Level (A Level) Examination Certificates.
Panama
Diploma de Bachiller with a 3.5 or 75 percent or better.
Peru
Official or attested copies of transcripts and Bachillerato Academic or Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa, with English translations. Grade average of 12 or higher on the typical 20-point scale.
Philippines
High School Diploma with 84 percent (Grade C+) or better.
Qatar
Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (General Secondary School Certificate) with 69 percent average or better.
Russia
Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) with a 3.5 GPA.
Saudi Arabia
A copy of the Leaving Certificate for Intermediate School, attested by the Ministry of Education, with an English translation. If applicant is still in high school, school attested transcripts for grades 9-11, with English translations confirming a minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses completed and the college preparatory curriculum.
If applicant has finished Upper Secondary School, a copy of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Shahadat Al-Marhat Al-Thanawiyyat), attested by the MInistry of Education. 75 percent or higher grade average on the standard Saudi grading scaled. Religious and vocational secondary tracks are not considered college preparatory and are excluded.
Admitted students must present original Secondary School Leaving Certificate in the Science Stream (Shahadat Al-Marhat Al-Thanawiyyat), with an English translation, before they will be permitted to enroll.
Singapore
Singapore Cambridge GCE O-Level: five academic subjects with 7 or lower, or CGE A-Level D (pass) or higher.
South Africa
Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement with D average or matriculation endorsement with 55 percent or higher.
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Collegiate GCE A Levels with C grade (Credit Pass) in 3 subjects or 55 percent and above and Senior Secondary School GCE O-Levels with five passes (C grade or 55 percent) in college preparatory subjects.
Sweden
Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with 'G' grade (Godkand) in five college preparatory subjects.
Taiwan
Attested copies of mark sheets for grades 9 - 12 and Senior High School Diploma or Certificate of Graduation, in Chinese with an English translation. 65 percent or higher on the standard Taiwanese grading scale.
Tanzania
Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with minimum E/5 average or higher issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania.
Thailand
Matayom VI (Secondary) Certificate/M6 with 65 percent average or higher.
Turkey
Lise Diplomasi (Secondary School [Lyceum] Diploma) with a minimum grade of 3.5 (orta) or 65 percent average or higher.
UAE
Attested Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawjihiyya), with English translation. A 75 percent grade average or higher is acceptable for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Official high school transcripts confirming completion of required college preparatory curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses completed must be sent directly from school to KU.
Uganda
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of two Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least one subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education wtih a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with five academic subjects passed is required.
Ukraine
Attestat, Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate with a Grade 6 or higher.
United Kingdom
See GCSE criteria.
Vietnam
Attested copy of Baccalaureat II (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong or Bang Tot Nghiep Bo Tuch Van Hoa) with English translation. Attested record of courses taken and grades earned, with English translation. 6.25 or higher on a 10-point scale.
West African Examination Certificate
Completion of a minimum of five college preparatory subjects with a 6 or better. Contact WAEC to arrange for a certificate to be sent directly to KU. Alternately, email permission to IRUA for KU to check the WAEC results online, along with exam number, year, serial number, and PIN.
Zambia
Zambian School Certificate Examination and GCE O-Level with five academic subjects passed with grade of C or 6 or higher.
Zimbabwe
See General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Level with five academic subjects passed with grade of C or 6 or higher.
Transfer Requirements
Specific admission requirements depend upon a student's level (freshman or transfer) and chosen program of study.  Review the requirements for specific majors.  If you are undecided on a major, you should apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), where you will take general education courses, which apply to most degrees, until you choose a major.  
 
Requirements by School
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
At least 24 transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or the equivalent

High school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours only)

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

Visit clas.ku.edu

School of the Arts
College/university GPA of at least 3.0

Visual Art majors must submit answers to three essay questions and a portfolio of 10 to 20 images to the Department of Visual Art.

Dance majors must audition.

Film & Media Studies majors must complete FMS 100 and FMS 380 with a 2.5 GPA after arriving at KU

Theatre majors are directly admitted into the Theatre major upon entering KU.

Visit sota.ku.edu

Department of Architecture (School of Architecture, Design, and Planning)
At least 24 transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university

TOEFL or IELTS scores that qualify for regular admission

A college/university GPA of at least 3.0

Complete the Architecture Interest Profile

Admission is competitive

Early application is encouraged for transfer students

Contact the Architecture Admissions Office

Department of Design (School of Architecture, Design, and Planning)
24 or more transferable credit hours at an accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. (Due to the sequence of the design studios, the degree will require four years to complete.)

Three essay responses and a portfolio of 10 to 20 images with a color inventory sheet

College transcripts (to transfer credit)

TOEFL of at least 70 or IELTS-Academic of at least 6.0

Admission is competitive

Contact Samantha Raines.

School of Business
Applicants satisfying minimum requirements are ranked based on GPA in all professional coursework. Applicants are then admitted based on their ranking and available space in the School of Business. Students are encouraged to contact an adviser in the School of Business, 206 Summerfield Hall. Contact the Business Student and Academic Services office for information.

60 transferable college credit hours, including ACCT 200, ACCT 201, DSCI 202, IST 202, ECON 142, and ECON 144. Completion of PSYC 104 and one Culture and Society (SC) course is strongly recommended.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all coursework, including business and economics classes, and coursework completed at KU, excluding activity hours.

Apply to the School of Business during the semester you will complete the preadmission requirements.

Admission is competitive for transfer students.

Visit business.ku.edu

School of Engineering
Admission is competitive. Transfer applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. To be considered, all transfer students shall have a transferable college GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale and have earned grades of "C" or better in KU School of Engineering degree-applicable courses in mathematics (must include MATH 125 or equivalent), science, and engineering.

Visit engr.ku.edu

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Students must be admitted to the university before they can be admitted to the school

24 or more transferable credit hours at an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

English proficiency, as determined by AEC evaluation

Completion of JOUR 101 or enrollment in it during the semester of application

Grade of C or higher in JOUR 101 (admission is rescinded if a C or higher is not earned)

Admission is competitive

Visit journalism.ku.edu

School of Music
At least 24 transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 GPA or equivalent

Music majors will be admitted only after an audition

To transfer credit, performance majors must audition

Visit music.ku.edu/applyaudition

School of Education
Students usually begin studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and apply to the program(s) as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Consult a pre-education advisor immediately upon entering KU.

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 for Athletic Training

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 for Health and PE, with GPA of 2.75 or higher in required prerequisite courses

For teacher education programs, pass three sections of the Preprofessional Skills Test and complete the core of specific prerequisites with a 2.75 GPA

For all other majors, a cumulative GPA of 2.75

Refer to additional School of Education requirements in KU’s Academic Catalog

Admission in selective programs is competitive

Visit soe.ku.edu

School of Health Professions
Students apply to programs in this school as sophomores, juniors, or seniors, with many transferring to KU from junior or community colleges. Apply as early as possible.

Admission does not occur until junior or senior year. Admission requirements and prerequisites vary by major. Students interested in programs in the School of Health Professions should contact an advisor as early as possible. Please consult with the school’s representative in the Undergraduate Advising Center. Questions can also be emailed to healthprofessions@kumc.edu.

Visit healthprofessions.kumc.edu

School of Nursing
Students usually begin studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and apply to the program(s) as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Apply as early as possible. The School of Nursing accepts applications for the fall term only, and the online application opens July 1.

GPA of 2.5 or higher, completion of the prerequisite courses, and online application

Consult the prenursing advisor upon entering KU. Admission is competitive.

Visit nursing.kumc.edu

School of Pharmacy
Students usually begin studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and apply to the program(s) as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Apply as early as possible. The School of Pharmacy accepts applications for the fall term only.

Achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher, complete the School of Pharmacy application form, take the PCAT examination, and sit an interview.

Admission is competitive. Consult the School of Pharmacy.

Visit pharm.ku.edu

School of Social Welfare
Students usually begin studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and apply to the program(s) as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Apply as early as possible.

Achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher; complete Math 101, ENGL 101, and ENGL 102; and complete the application

Contact the presocial work advisor during your first year

Visit socwel.ku.edu

Students who do not meet the admission requirements for direct admission to the School of the Arts; the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning; the School of Business; the School of Engineering; the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and the School of Music can be admitted to CLAS to take prerequisite coursework.  

If you have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours from college or university, 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. 

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.
Readmission Requirements

You are a readmit applicant if you are a former student returning to KU after a break in your undergraduate studies.  You must have previously attended the University of Kansas in a degree program, enrolled in KU classes, and earned grades.  If you have NEVER been enrolled in degree-program classes or are a previous applicant who has never been enrolled at KU, you should select Freshman or Transfer as your option for admission.  

READMISSION TO KU AFTER ABSENCE FROM ENROLLMENT
All former KU students who wish to return to the University of Kansas after a break in their studies are required to apply for readmission by the deadlines listed below.
REQUIRED MATERIALS
As a part of the application, students must account for their activity since leaving the university, describe the activity, and provide official transcripts of any schools they have attended since their last enrollment at KU.  For those in F-1 or J-1 status, documents showing financial resources for one academic year must be submitted with the application.
READMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES
Students are encouraged to submit their readmission application before the deadline and must submit all transcripts no later than one week prior to the official start of the semester they wish to re-enter.

Students Applying from outside the USA
  • Summer: March 15 or earlier for some majors
  • Fall: April 1 or earlier for some majors
  • Spring: Oct. 1 or earlier for some majors
Students Applying from within the USA
  • Summer: May 24
  • Fall: Aug. 8
  • Spring: Jan. 7
LATE APPLICATIONS
Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  There is no guarantee of admission or that applications will be processed by the first day of classes for late applicants.
ACADEMIC STANDING
Applicants may be readmitted if they left KU in good academic standing and are in good standing with all other institutions they have attended since their enrollment at KU.  Readmission is not guaranteed to students who left or were dismissed from KU.  Please check the readmission policy and GPA requirement of the school or division to which you seek readmission.
DISMISSED STUDENTS
If you were dismissed from KU and wish to be readmitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a minimum 2.5 GPA from the school(s) attended since your last KU enrollment is required.  You must also fulfill other requirements of the college.  Please read information on the CLAS website.
English requirement
TOEFL/IELTS-Academic English Proficiency Chart (pdf)

TOEFL/IELTS-Academic English Proficiency Chart-Chinese Translation (pdf)

As a part of the application for admission, degree-seeking international freshmen and transfer applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official English proficiency examination scores, such as official TOEFL or IELTS-Academic. Official scores must be less than two years old and submitted directly from the testing agency to the University of Kansas. 

Do I have to send English proficiency scores scores? 
Yes. English proficiency scores, such as the TOEFL or IELTS-Academic, must be submitted for degree-seeking admission. We will also accept other standardized tests that measure English proficiency for admission. E-mail world@ku.edu for more details.  For general information about TOEFL and IELTS-Academic scores and exceptions to the English proficiency test score requirement, see the English Requirement Chart.  

What is the minimum English proficiency score? 
None.  There is no minimum English proficiency test score requirement for undergraduate admission. However, minimum scores in TOEFL, IELTS-Academic, or the AEC English Placement Test are required for enrollment in KU academic coursework.  

I didn't take the TOEFL or IELTS.  Can I come to KU? 
We will consider other standardized tests that measure English proficiency. To learn whether your English proficiency test scores are acceptable, e-mail your question to world@ku.edu or aec@ku.edu. Otherwise, you can apply as a non-degree student through the Applied English Center (AEC).  There, you will take English language courses before applying for admission to a degree program.  

If you have already submitted an application for KU undergraduate admission but haven't taken an English proficiency test, please e-mail world@ku.edu and request your application be processed for the KU non-degree seeking intensive English program in the Applied English Center.  You do not need to fill out another application form.  

Why does KU want my English proficiency test score? 
English proficiency test scores are used to estimate how much time applicants might need to spend taking ESL courses in the AEC before starting a degree program.  The English Requirement Chart has estimates according to TOEFL and IELTS-Academic scores.  

Will I have to take ESL courses at KU? 
Regardless of their English proficiency test scores, all new international students will be evaluated for English proficiency upon arrival.  The evaluation will determine whether you will enroll in full-time intensive English courses, part-time intensive English courses and part-time degree courses, or full-time degree courses.