Class of 2015 and later
The Qualified Admissions standards for Kansas Board of Regents' schools have changed for all institutions beginning with the class graduating in 2015.
In response to the changing admission requirements, K-State will initiate student self reporting with the class of 2015. At the time they apply, students will be asked to submit:
- precollege coursework,
- rank (if available),
- and test scores (if available and not already sent via ACT or SAT).
K-State will use this information to make initial admission decisions and scholarship awards. All admission decisions are conditional until final transcripts are received. Official high school transcripts will be required by July 1 for students enrolling in Fall. Final transcripts will be used to verify self-reported information. Scholarship offers with academic requirements will be reviewed and verified before financial awarding. If misrepresentations are found, K-State reserves the right to rescind offers of admission and cancel scholarships.
The most common questions we have received from counselors so far are:
Q. Do students really need to take Chemistry or Physics?
A. Yes. Three science units are required but one of those units must be either Chemistry or Physics. Physical Science may count as one accepted science unit but it does not replace this requirement.
Q. Do students really have to take four units of math?
A. If a student does not receive a 22 or higher subscore on the math section of the ACT (or a 560 SAT Math score), then he or she will need to complete four units of math. The fourth unit of math should be designed to prepare students for college. We are aware of several districts adding a statistics course to fulfill this requirement.
Q. Are the courses listed on the quick guide truly the only approved courses?
A. No, the 2015 Admissions quick guide is an overview. There are many other courses approved as precollege. You can find all approved precollege courses on the Kansas Board of Regents website. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to link to various subject areas. Contact Jean Redeker at the Kansas Board of Regents if you have questions regarding adding courses to the approved lists. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. When should high schools send transcripts?
A. Schools should not send partial (6th semester) transcripts for most students. For the vast majority of students, we will only require a final high school transcript by July 1. Here are the exceptions to this general rule:
- selective majors will still require a partial transcript for review,
- students who are being considered as finalists for our competitive selective scholarships may be asked to send partial transcripts,
- students who are not admissible based on the information they self reported will need to send transcripts AND complete senior schedules.
The number of partial transcripts required should be small and students will be given specific instructions.
Q. Will students really know how to self report?
A. If they are prepared! Please help prepare your students to self report. They should be told which of their courses are precollege and what they will be taking their senior year to complete the requirements. Some schools have placed an indicator after approved precollege courses (like a K or an asterisk). Others plan to do short help sessions.
Q. Do you still need test scores?
A. Yes! We will allow students to self-report test scores but, prior to enrollment, we will communicate directly with students who self reported a score but have not had scores sent directly to K-State.
We truly appreciate all you do! If you have other questions, contact us and we will be happy to visit with you.