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 (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).

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).  

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.

Transfer Requirements

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. 

Transfer students must have at least 24 transferrable credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or the equivalent.

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. You must 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