You're just a few steps away from making it official.
If you already applied, you can still update your GPA, test scores, or mailing address.
Set up your KU online ID and email address.
Find your student ID number on your admission letter or at the check admission status page. (It's not the user name used to apply online.)
To reactivate a KU online ID, call the Information Technology Customer Support Center at 785-864-8080. A new identity management system was put into place during fall 2009, and it requires all users to set up challenge questions and reset their KU online ID passwords.
- Go to myidentity.ku.edu/setup and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Write down your assigned KU online ID (A***B***) and email address (A***Bemail@example.com).
- Continue following the instructions to set up your password and challenge questions.
- When you reach the results page, you can create up to three email aliases (such as YourName@ku.edu) by clicking "SET UP ALIAS" on the left side of the page.
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Save your spot.
Pay the $350 new student fee by May 1, 2013, to confirm your place in the incoming KU class.
THE FEE IS DUE MAY 1 FOR FRESHMEN. We recommend paying by Feb. 1 to get the best dates for a New Student Orientation session. We will offer refunds until May 1, 2012.
THE FEE IS DUE JULY 1 FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS. We recommend paying by Feb. 1 to get the best dates for a New Student Orientation session. We will offer refunds until July 1, 2012.
Note: Transfer students admitted for the spring term do not need to pay the new student fee.
New student fee questions?
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Sign a contract for student housing.
We offer smart on-campus living options. Students who live on campus get better grades and are more likely to graduate on time than students who live off campus. We encourage you to sign a contract soon so you can select your room beginning in March. As with any contract, cancellation charges may apply if you choose not to live in KU student housing.
Important housing dates
Nov. 1: Scholarship hall first decision date. Submit all supplemental materials by this date to find out in December if you're selected for scholarship halls.
March: Final deadline to submit scholarship hall materials for the fall semester.
New residents who have signed housing contracts can begin selecting rooms and roommates online. Room and roommate selection continues throughout spring.
- Residence halls with traditional two-person rooms or two- or four-person suites
- Scholarship halls where students help with cooking and cleaning, which reduces their costs
- On-campus apartments for single students and students with children
File the FAFSA and investigate ways of financing your education.
Complete these steps to be eligible for the best aid package and find other ways to help pay for college.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All students are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance. For fall entry, apply for financial aid between Jan. 1 and March 1 and have your information sent to KU (Federal School Code 001948). If you are admitted for spring or summer, you can fill out the FAFSA now for aid in those terms.
Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards to be eligible for financial aid. If you are not currently meeting SAP standards, you may be ineligible for aid but can appeal that status.
Transfer your FAFSA and aid
If you have federal aid, you must cancel the aid with the school you are attending and update your FAFSA to include KU's school code (001948). We can't award or disburse aid until you do both of these things, so don't wait.
If you received financial aid from the state of Kansas, visit the Board of Kansas Regents site or call 785-296-3518 for information about transferring the award. If you have an outside scholarship, contact the scholarship donor to ask about the possibility of transferring the scholarship to KU.
Apply for scholarships from outside organizations.
Ask your employer or your parents' employers if they offer scholarships. Look to community organizations, clubs, and even your high school.
Review tuition costs and payment options.
As a freshman, you'll benefit from KU's Four-Year Tuition Compact. It's our promise to you - no increases in tuition for four years, the time it should take you to finish your bachelor's degree.
Register for Orientation.
You and your family will learn about resources at KU, what it means to be a Jayhawk, and tips for handling the transition to KU. You'll meet with academic advisers and enroll for your first-semester classes. Orientation sessions occur in January (for spring-admitted students) and April, June, July, and August (for fall-admitted students). You must pay your new student fee before you can register for Orientation. Orientation begins February 1. We recommend you pay your new student fee as soon as possible to get the best orientation date.
Orientation will send registration materials to spring-admitted students in late November and fall-admitted students in mid-January.
Take a campus tour with a student ambassador, meet with a representative from your academic area of interest, and get a taste of what your life will be like as a Jayhawk. If you've visited before and want to return, that's great, too.We can also schedule an appointment with an academic adviser so you can discusss transfer credits and learn about your degree plan.Schedule your visit»
Send us your transcripts.
After you graduate, have an official copy of your final high school transcript and official ACT/SAT scores sent to the Office of Admissions. We must have these official documents on file by July 1, 2013, to confirm your admission status and scholarship (if you were awarded a KU scholarship).Remember to have your transcripts and scores sent as soon as possible - we want to make sure we have your information processed by the time you attend orientation and enroll.
Transferring your credits.
Visit how credits transfer to see how the following transfers to KU:
- First Year Experience »
FYE programs provide learning opportunities to help first-year students engage and achieve their academic goals.
- Disability services »
Disability Resources works with all units at KU to insure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.
- Alcohol education »
KU offers resources to educate and inform students of the effects of alcohol and other drugs.
- Computing at KU »
KU's IT department makes it simple for students to get help with almost any computer-related issue.
- Emergency notification system »
KU Alert is the university's emergency notification system to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors informed in the event of an emergency that could affect their health and safety.
- Move-in guide »
KU housing is here to help make the move to KU an easy and comfortable one.
- Parking & Transit »
Parking & Transit oversees parking on campus, along with the SafeBus, SafeRide, and KU on Wheels services.
- Student health »
Student Health Services supports the student’s learning experience through the delivery of high quality affordable health care services and innovative programs that promote the health of the student, university, and community.
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