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Transferring to the University of Kansas

Whether you’re completing a degree or pursuing new paths, you’ll find in KU a community that welcomes your experience and gives rise to real innovation.

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Ready to apply? We often respond in less than a week to completed applications, which don’t require essays or final transcripts. If you want more information, join our mailing list or contact your admissions rep.

Costs, requirements, and opportunities

The decision to transfer comes with big questions: Can I get in? Will my credits transfer? Can I earn scholarships? Let’s break down the details.

Transfer students are assured admission with 24+ transferable credit hours at a GPA of 2.5 or higher from a regionally accredited community college, college, or university.

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Important Deadlines

Dec. 1
Spring semester scholarship deadline
Jan. 4
Final spring semester application deadline
Aug. 1
Fall semester scholarship deadline
Aug. 15
Final fall semester application deadline
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Visiting KU

Virtual tours and online information sessions are convenient options for those who would like to connect from anywhere. We also encourage campus visits whenever possible and offer tailored sessions for transfer students throughout the year.
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Next steps for admitted students

If you’ve been accepted to KU, you have a short list of things to do before your first day of classes. We’re here to help you transfer successfully.

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