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Transferring to KU

As a transfer student, your major and the number and type of transferable courses you’ve completed will determine whether you enter KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or one of KU’s professional schools.

You will be admitted to KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences if you meet the following admission requirements:

  • 24+ transferable credit hours with a 2.5+ transferable GPA from regionally accredited community colleges, colleges, or universities

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, we will need to review college transcripts we receive directly from each institution, your final high school transcript mailed from the high school, and your ACT or SAT scores.

Other KU schools and programs have their own requirements for admission, which you can find using the drop-down menu below.

 

Admission Requirements by School

(Not an incoming U.S. transfer?)

School of the Arts

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Dance B.F.A.: requires an audition
  • Visual art department: requires the submission of a portfolio and completion of three essays. (To be considered for department scholarships, portfolios due: Feb. 1)
  • Film & media studies department: requires completion of requisite courses with a 2.5 GPA or higher

DEADLINES(for all SOTA departments)

Fall entry: Aug. 15

Spring entry: Jan. 12

Summer entry: May 31

School of Architecture, Design & Planning

Department of Architecture

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Submit the Architecture Interest Profile either through the online application for admission or separately at sadp.ku.edu

DEADLINES

Summer and fall entry:

Nov. 1 priority deadline

Feb. 1 final deadline

Spring entry: Oct. 1

 

Department of Design

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Answer three essay questions
  • Submit a portfolio of 10-20 images with a color inventory sheet

DEADLINES

Fall and summer entry: Feb. 1

Spring entry: Oct. 1

School of Business

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS(junior entry)

  • Completion of foundation courses
  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 2.5+ KU GPA and 2.5+ GPA in all business and economics course work Professional résumé
  • Students apply during the semester they are completing the minimum requirements.

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Feb. 15

Spring entry: Sept. 15

EDWARDS CAMPUS (in Overland Park), for business administration

Fall entry: July 1

Spring entry: Dec. 1

Summer entry: May 1

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

ASSURED ADMISSION FOR TRANSFERS

  • Complete 24+ college credit hours with 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA*
  • Students who have completed fewer than 24 transferable hours at the time of application must meet a freshman admission requirement in addition to the GPA requirements listed above.

* Cumulative transferable college GPA will be calculated using all courses that will transfer to KU from other colleges, universities, or other postsecondary institutions.

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Aug. 15

Spring entry: Jan. 12

Summer entry: May 31

 

School of Education

Admission is selective.

Hours required for entry vary by program.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.75+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Teacher education programs: Submit letters of recommendation and essays

DEADLINES

Athletic training: Feb. 1 (Additional application materials due May 1.)

Community health: Feb. 1

Exercise science*: Feb. 1 & mid-September

Health & physical education: Feb. 1

Sports management: Feb. 1 & mid-September

Teacher education (elementary, middle, secondary, unified early childhood): mid-September

* Transfer applications to the Edwards Campus exercise science program are accepted year-round. Please contact an advisor for details.

School of Engineering

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 28+ ACT math score (640+ SAT math) or completion of Calculus I (Math 125) with grade of C or better

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Edwards Campus, junior entry)

  • Preadmission courses 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Aug. 15

Spring entry: Jan. 12

School of Health Professions

Admission is selective.

LOCATION: KU Medical Center in Kansas City

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

All programs: prerequisite math and science courses completed with a grade of C or better. All grades (including courses that were repeated) are used in the calculation of the GPA

Clinical laboratory science: 2.7+ GPA

Health information management: 2.5+ GPA

Respiratory care 2.5+ GPA
Additional requirements apply. Go to healthprofessions.kumc.edu for details.

DEADLINES

Clinical laboratory science: Dec. 15

Health information management: Feb. 1

Respiratory care: Feb. 1

School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 24+ transferable college hours Complete or be currently enrolled in JOUR 101: Media and Society or equivalent transferable class with grade of C or better

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Aug. 15

Spring entry: Jan. 12

Summer entry: May 31

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Online

Meet assured admission requirements

60 or more transferable credit hours at time of admission

School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES

Same as those for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

School of Music

Admission is selective.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.75+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Successful audition

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Feb. 1

Spring entry: Oct. 1

Summer entry: Dec. 1

School of Nursing

Admission is selective.

LOCATION: KU Medical Center in Kansas City

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS (junior entry)

  • 62+ hours with a 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Nursing application: nursing.kumc.edu

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Oct. 1

No admissions for spring or summer.

Late applications considered if space permits.

School of Pharmacy

Admission is selective.

LOCATION: Lawrence and Wichita

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS (junior entry)

  • 68+ hours with a 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Submission of PCAT scores
  • Submission of applicant profile form: pharmacy.ku.edu

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Feb. 1

School of Public Affairs & Administration

LOCATION:The undergraduate major is offered only at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Occasionally classes may be offered in Lawrence, but the degree can be completed entirely at the Overland Park campus.

For more information and degree requirements, visit adm.ku.edu/paa or call 913-897-8659.

School of Social Welfare

LOCATION:  The B.S.W. program is offered on the Lawrence campus and through the Edwards Campus as part of a degree-completion program at Kansas City Kansas Community College

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS (sophomore entry)

  • 36+ hours with a 2.5+ transferable cumulative college GPA
  • Complete MATH 101, ENGL 101, and ENGL 102
  • Submit application to socwel.ku.edu

DEADLINES

Fall entry: Feb. 1


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