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Requirements & deadlines for transfers

Assured Admission As a transfer student, you can earn a spot at KU by meeting our assured admission criteria:


                 24+ Transferable credit hours                                 and                              GPA of 2.5+

 

24+ Transferable credit hours and a GPA of 2.5 or higher 

From a regionally accredited community college, college, or university

Cumulative transferable college GPA is calculated using all courses that will transfer to KU from other colleges, universities, or postsecondary institutions.

If you've completed fewer than 24 transferable credit hours at the time you apply, we'll review the college transcripts sent from each institution you attended, your official final high school transcript sent from your high school, and your official ACT or SAT scores.

Doesn't look like you? That's ok!

We consider more than just grades and test scores in admission decisions.

Major-specific requirements Depending on what you want to study at KU, you may have to meet additional requirements and deadlines for application. Click for details on selective majors:


Architecture

Admission is selective.

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Complete the Architecture Interest Profile on your KU application for admission, or separately at sadp.ku.edu

Deadlines for summer and fall entry

  • Nov. 1: priority deadline
  • Feb. 1: final deadline

Deadline for spring entry

  • Oct. 1
Business

Admission is selective. Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution. Apply during the semester you are completing the minimum requirements.

  • Complete foundation courses
  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 2.5+ KU GPA and 2.5+ GPA in all business and economics course work
  • Professional resume

Deadlines for main campus

  • Fall entry: Feb. 15
  • Spring entry: Sept. 15

Deadlines for business administration at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park

  • Fall entry: July 1
  • Spring entry: Dec. 1
  • Summer entry: May 1
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  • Meet assured admission requirements
  • Have 60+ transferable credit hours at the time of admission
Dance

Admission is selective.

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Successful audition

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Aug. 15
  • Spring entry: Jan. 12
  • Summer entry: May 31
Design

Admission is selective.

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Answer three essay questions
  • Submit a portfolio of 10-20 images with a color inventory sheet

Deadlines

  • Fall and summer entry: Feb. 1
  • Spring entry: Oct. 1
Education

Admission is selective and hours required for entry vary by program.

  • 2.75+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Teacher education program: Letters of recommendation and essays are required

Deadlines

  • Community health: Feb. 1
  • Exercise science: Feb. 1 and mid-September. Transfers to the Edwards Campus exercise science program are accepted year-round; see an advisor for details
  • Health and physical education: Feb. 1
  • Sports management: Feb. 1 and mid-September
  • Teacher education (elementary, middle, secondary, unified early childhood): mid-September
Engineering

Admission is selective.

  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 28+ ACT math score (640+ SAT math score) or completion of Calculus I (Math 125) with grade of C or better

Information technology (Edwards Campus)

Students enter this program after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Preadmission courses

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Aug. 15
  • Spring entry: Jan. 12
Film & media studies

Admission is selective.

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 2.5+ GPA in required courses

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Aug. 15
  • Spring entry: Jan. 12
  • Summer entry: May 31
Health Professions

Admission is selective.

Located at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. In all programs, prerequisite courses in math and science 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.

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

See healthprofessions.ku.edu for details.

Deadlines

  • Clinical laboratory science: Dec. 15
  • Health information management: Feb. 1
  • Respiratory care: Feb. 1
Journalism & mass communications

Admission is selective.

  • 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • 24+ transferable college hours
  • Complete or be currently enrolled in JOUR 101: Media and Society or equivalent transferable class with grade of C or better

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Aug. 15
  • Spring entry: Jan. 12
  • Summer entry: May 31
Music

Admission is selective.

  • 2.75+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Successful audition

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Feb. 1
  • Spring entry: Oct. 1
  • Summer entry: Dec. 1
Nursing

Admission is selective.

Located at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

  • 62+ hours with a 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Complete prerequisite courses
  • Submit nursing application: nursing.kumc.edu

Deadline

  • Fall entry: Oct. 1

Late applications are considered if space permits.

Pharmacy

Admission is selective.

Located in Lawrence and Wichita. Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

  • 68+ hours with a 2.5+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Complete prerequisite courses
  • Submit PCAT scores
  • Submit applicant profile form at pharmacy.ku.edu

Deadline

  • Fall entry: Feb. 1
Social Welfare

Admission is selective.

Located on the Lawrence campus and Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Students enter these programs after completing 36 hours of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

  • 36+ hours with a 2.5+ transferable cumulative college GPA
  • Complete MATH 101, ENGL 101, and ENGL 102
  • Submit online application at socwel.ku.edu

Deadline

  • Fall entry: June 15
Visual Art

Admission is selective.

  • 3.0+ cumulative transferable college GPA
  • Answer three essay questions
  • Submit a portfolio of your work. To be considered for department scholarships, turn in your portfolio by Feb. 1.

Deadlines

  • Fall entry: Aug. 15
  • Spring entry: Jan. 12
  • Summer entry: May 31
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