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How international students apply to KU

General admission to most programs in CLAS (including undecided majors)
March 15
Summer application deadline

April 1
Fall application deadline

May 1
Summer application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

June 1
Fall application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

October 1
Final spring application deadline

November 15
Spring application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.
Dance, Film, Media Studies, and Theatre
March 15
Summer application deadline for freshmen
Summer application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

April 1
Fall application deadline for freshmen
Fall application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

May 15
Summer application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

June 1
Fall application deadline for transfer students

October 1
Spring application deadline for freshmen
Spring application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

November 15
Spring application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.
Visual Arts in the School of the Arts
February 1
Fall and summer application deadline

October 1
Spring application deadline

November 1
Application deadline for visual arts scholarships
Readmission to KU
Students applying for readmission to KU must observe the deadlines applicable to their academic majors

In general, students applying from outside the U.S. should apply
  • By April 2 for the fall
  • By October 1 for the spring
  • By March 15 for the summer

In general, students applying from within the U.S. should apply
  • By August 8 for the fall
  • By January 7 for the spring
  • By May 24 for the summer
IRUA scholarships
January 15
Application deadline for IRUA scholarships

February 1
Application deadline for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship
Department of Architecture
February 1
Final fall and summer application deadline to apply admission to architecture programs

October 1
Spring application deadline for admission to architecture programs

November 1
Fall and summer priority application deadline for admission to architecture programs
Department of Design
February 1
Final deadline to submit portfolio, color inventory sheet, and essay questions to design programs for fall admission

October 1
Spring application and material deadline for admission to design programs

November 1
Fall application deadline for admission to design programs
School of Business
February 15
Fall application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

April 1
Fall application deadline for freshmen
Fall application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.

September 15
Spring application deadline for transfer students within the U.S.

October 1
Spring application deadline for freshmen
Spring application deadline for transfer students outside the U.S.
School of Education
Deadlines are subject to variation, with fall applications due in mid-September and spring applications due in early February. Announcements are posted at soe.ku.edu when applications are available. Below are the semesters students should apply to each program:
  • Teacher Education: Fall application (usually fall of sophomore year)
  • Health and Physical Education: Spring application (usually spring of sophomore year)
  • Community Health: Spring application (usually spring of sophomore year)
  • Athletic Training: Spring application (usually spring of freshman year)
  • Exercise Science: Fall and spring applications (usually fall/spring of sophomore year)
  • Sport Management: Fall and spring applications (usually fall/spring of sophomore year)
School of Engineering
March 15
Summer application deadline

April 1
Fall application deadline

October 1
Spring application deadline
School of Journalism
February 15
Fall and summer application deadline

September 15
Spring application deadline
School of Music
February 1
Fall application deadline

October 1
Spring application deadline

December 1
Summer application deadline
School of Nursing
October 1
Fall application deadline for transfer students
School of Pharmacy
February 1
Fall application deadline
School of Social Welfare
February 1
Priority deadline.

June 15
Final deadline.


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