—U.S. News & World Report
How U.S. freshmen apply to KU
You’ve waited. Prepared. Persevered. Now you’re ready to claim the college career you want —as a Jayhawk at the University of Kansas.
What does a complete application include?
- Admission application and $40 fee (unless you qualify for a fee grant)
- Self-reported ACT or SAT scores (KU's ACT code is 1470 and SAT code is 6871)
- Self-reported grades and GPA from high school course work
- List of your senior year courses (if you're applying to Honors, you'll need to upload a copy of your transcript or have it sent to the Office of Admissions)
Submit your complete application by Nov. 1, and you'll automatically be considered for KU's renewable scholarships — no essays or transcripts required.
You’ve applied. What's next?
You'll get an email after we receive your application, but you can always check your admission status.
If you have updated ACT or SAT scores or an improved seventh semester GPA after you have been admitted, update your information at admissions.ku.edu/update by Feb. 1 of your senior year.
After you're admitted to KU, see the admitted students page for your next steps in becoming a Jayhawk. You can schedule a visit any time, and don't forget to file the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline for financial aid.