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Guide for Transfer Students

Ready to become a Jayhawk?

Here's everything you need in one place

to help you apply to KU on time, transfer credits from your original institution, and make a smooth transition to life as a Jayhawk.

Three ways to transfer

Review the details

Transfer-specific dates to send in transcripts, apply for admission, and file for financial aid

Credit hour and GPA requirements for entering KU as a transfer student
Admission requirements

Scholarships available specifically for transfer students
Transfer Scholarships

Tuition costs and estimates for other expenses like housing and books.
TUition Costs

Get credit for what you've earned

You put a lot of work into the courses you've already taken and want to make sure all that credit you earned will count. We've tried to make the transferring as easy as possible, with an online tool you can use to search for equivalent courses, guides for individual community colleges in Kansas, and other resources to give you an idea of how the work you've done will translate to KU.


Visit campus

Almost every Friday we give tours just for transfer students. They can be just a half-day or longer, and you can sign up for one before you apply to help make your decision or after you're admitted to get to know your new school.
Schedule a Transfer Friday visit

Can't make it in person?
Check out the online tour


How to apply as a transfer

Fill out an application, send official transcripts, and check for other steps that might apply to your situation.


Next Steps

After you've been admitted, you'll need to settle on a place to live, attend Orientation, enroll in courses, and take care of a few other steps before classes begin.


Want some help putting it all together?

Your transfer representative helps you navigate the application process and answers questions you have about requirements, what it's like at KU, or anything else you want to know.