Major-Specific Requirements


To earn direct admission to one of the schools or programs listed below, you may need to meet requirements beyond those for general admission to KU. Note that admission to the schools and programs below is selective.

Freshman Requirements

Freshmen are assured admission into KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or School of Social Welfare if they meet one of these combinations:

  • A 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale, no test scores required or regardless of test score submitted OR
  • An ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT of at least 1060 plus a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

School-Specific Requirements

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA
  • If you have not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT and are interested in majoring in Architecture, your application will be given a holistic review with or without test scores.
  • Interest Profile completed as a part of the online application to KU or submitted separately online at arcd.ku.edu/architecture-interest-profile.

Priority deadline is Nov. 1. Final deadline for consideration is Feb. 1.

Incoming freshmen can be directly admitted if they meet the following requirements:

Our current ACT and GPA index score: ACT/10 + High School GPA ≥ 5.55 OR 3.4+ High School GPA

Transfer students will need to meet competitive admission requirements:

  • 30 credit hours complete
  • 2.5+ GPA overall and in business coursework
  • ACCT 200, ECON 142, and BSAN 202 complete

More information is available on the School of Business website.

 

  • 3.25 High School GPA OR 21+ACT and 2.0 High School GPA
  • Required audition if seeking entry into the B.F.A program
  • 21+ ACT (1060+ SAT) and 3.25+ cumulative GPA or 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.0+ cumulative GPA (preferred: 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA)
  • If you have not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, and are interested in majoring in Design, your application will be given a holistic review with or without test scores.
  • Portfolio and essay submitted online at kudesign.slideroom.com/#/Login.

Priority deadline is Nov. 1. Final deadline for consideration is Feb. 1.

  • Sport Management
    • 3.5 High School GPA OR 28+ ACT OR 3.0 High School GPA and 24+ ACT/1160+ SAT
  • Community Health, Exercise Science, and Teacher Education
    • 3.25 High School GPA OR 21+ACT and 2.0 High School GPA

For freshmen majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Computer:

  • Have a 3.0+ high school GPA AND
  • Have a mathematics ACT score of 28+ (or math SAT score of 660+)

For freshmen majoring in all other School of Engineering programs:

  • Have a 3.0+ high school GPA AND
  • Have a mathematics ACT score of 22+ (or math SAT score of 540+)

An additional pathway to admission has been offered for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 freshmen applicants only. Students may be admitted to the School of Engineering if they possess a 3.0+ high school GPA and demonstrate mathematics preparedness by providing a transcript showing the achievement of a ‘B’ or better in a college or high school precalculus course, a ‘C’ or better in a high school calculus course, or credit earned via IB or AP credit for the same in accordance with KU placement credit requirements.* These temporary requirements are ONLY available to incoming freshmen and do NOT apply to transfer applicants.

  • Clinical laboratory science: 2.7+ college GPA
  • Health information management: 2.5+ college GPA
  • Respiratory care: 2.5+ college GPA

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution. In all programs, prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, and math must be completed with a grade of C or better. All grades (including courses that were repeated) are used in the calculation of the GPA. Additional requirements vary by program.

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA
  • If you have not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, and are interested in majoring in Interior Architecture, your application will be given a holistic review with or without test scores.
  • Interest Profile completed as a part of the online application to KU or submitted separately online at arcd.ku.edu/interior-architecture-design-interest-profile.

Priority deadline is Nov. 1. Final deadline for consideration is Feb. 1.

  • 3.25 High School GPA on a 4.0 scale OR 3.0 High School GPA and 21+ ACT/1060+SAT
  • Successful completion of audition on primary instrument or voice
  • 2.5+ college GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Nursing application submitted at nursing.kumc.edu

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

  • Students enter these programs after approximately two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution
  • Admission earned by meeting KU’s assured admission standards

 

  • 3.25 High School GPA OR 21+ACT and 2.0 High School GPA

 

  • Essay questions completed
  • Portfolio of work submitted