Now you’re ready to get serious about KU.
As a student who plans to become a Jayhawk, you should know and prepare for KU’s admission process. The steps of that process, which you can find in the timeline below, will take you from your junior year in high school to the end of your senior year.
As early as possible, join our mailing list, visit campus, and contact your admissions rep. You should also review the majors we offer and the requirement you’ll meet to earn admission. We encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator to see what a KU education might cost and to search for outside scholarships that could help support your goals.
If you have already been admitted to KU, visit the admitted student timeline for your next steps.
Rock Chalk Checklist
Use our Rock Chalk Checklist to weigh KU against the other colleges you’re considering. Kansans should download the in-state checklist and students from outside Kansas should download the out-of-state checklist.
KU accepts credit or placement for some CLEP, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Original scores must be sent directly to KU from CLEP, AP, or IB. AP exams traditionally take place in May.
With your seventh semester completed, you can now request your official transcripts, which KU will require you to submit if you are admitted.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online on this date. You must file to be considered for federal loans, grants, and work-study and some state and university aid. KU’s school code is 001948.
Priority application deadline
If you have not yet applied, Feb. 1 is the priority deadline.
FAFSA priority date
To be eligible for limited funds from some programs, including the KU Pell Advantage, file your FAFSA by this date — earlier if you can. You may still file after March 1, but limited funds may not be available. KU’s school code is 001948.
Kansas aid deadline
If you are a student from Kansas, this is your deadline to apply for state aid. The Board of Regents has a list of state scholarships for which you may qualify.