Preparing for college doesn't happen overnight. It's never too early to start thinking about becoming a Jayhawk. To start preparing, you should
- stay informed by joining our mailing list
- get a feel for KU by visiting campus
- get your questions answered by contacting your admissions rep
- browse the more than 200 fields of study we offer
- understand the requirements you’ll meet to earn admission
- use our Net Price Calculator to see what your education might cost
- search for outside scholarships
Additionally, there are some things you'll need to do at specific times of the year.
Junior year timeline
- If you plan to take the PSAT — which is required for the National Merit Scholarship Program — register early for test dates in October. Your results could increase your KU scholarship offer if you are named a National Merit Semifinalist.
- Register for the ACT or SAT. We encourage you to take the February or April exams. Register early to select your preferred dates. Our codes are 1470 for the ACT and 6871 for the SAT.
- Plan to visit campus. You can register for a KU Junior Day starting in January and pick from multiple visit dates throughout the spring.
- Take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. You could receive college credit or higher placement in KU courses based on your score. Send your test scores directly to KU from AP or IB if you decided to attend KU.
- Apply to be a Jayhawk! The application opens on July 1.