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K-STATE ADMISSIONS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (K-stAPP)

K-STAPP FAQs

1. What is the K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program (K-STAPP)?

2. What are the eligibility requirements for K-STAPP?

3. What if I have a cumulative college GPA below 2.0, but want to participate in K-STAPP?

4. Do I take courses at both institutions concurrently?

5. How will I be able to apply for K-STAPP?

6. Do I have to apply for K-STAPP when I begin at the community college, or can I sign up anytime?

7. Can I receive a scholarship for being in K-STAPP?

8. What are the benefits of participating in K-STAPP?

9. At what point will I be admitted to K-State?

10. Under what circumstances would I not be admitted to K-STAPP?

11. Are K-STAPP students held to different K-State admissions requirements?

12. Why might a student be advised not to participate in K-STAPP?

13. What K-State majors are not a good fit for K-STAPP?

14. Can Open Option (Undecided) students participate in K-STAPP?

15. Does participation guarantee that I can graduate with a Bachelor's degree in two years after completing two years at my community college?

16. How will I know if I'm accepted into K-STAPP?

17. How do I find a participating community college academic adviser or counselor?

18. If I am classified as a Kansas resident for the purposes of admission and tuition assessment at my community college, will I also be classified as a Kansas resident upon transfer to K-State?

19. Am I eligible for financial aid through K-State, as a participant in K-STAPP?

20. Are there scholarship opportunities available to me as a transfer student to K-State?

21. What if I can't relocate to Manhattan or Salina? Is there a way I can still get a K-State degree?

1. What is the K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program (K-STAPP)?

The K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program is a partnership between participating colleges and Kansas State University, designed to provide an advantage to current and future students from those colleges, who are planning to earn a bachelor's degree at K-State. Program participants plan for a successful transfer to K-State through advising activities, satisfying academic requirements, as well as making key contacts early in the decision process.

2. What are the eligibility requirements for K-STAPP?

  • Students must have taken or be taking coursework leading to transfer.
  • Students who have attempted college coursework must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher. Some majors require a higher GPA.
  • Current or former K-State students, including students enrolled in the English Language Program, are not eligible. Students who have taken courses at K-State prior to high school graduation or during the summer immediately following graduation from high school are eligible for K-STAPP Online. Distance Education students are eligible and encouraged to participate in K-STAPP.

3. What if I have a cumulative college GPA below 2.0, but want to participate in  K-STAPP?

Please contact a K=State transfer admissions coordinator to discuss ways to raise your GPA to the 2.0 requirement. You may call 785-532-2052 or email tfradmit@k-state.edu

4. Do I take courses at both institutions concurrently?

In most cases, no. Participants for whom concurrent enrollment is advisable, may enroll in a Kansas State University course while attending another college under the terms of regular admission requirements.

5. How will I be able to apply for K-STAPP?

  • Register online or at a participating partnership college and take coursework leading to transfer.
  • Following your admission to the partner college, contact the K-State Transfer Admissions coordinator at tfradmit@k-state.edu to discuss whether K-STAPP is a good fit for you.
  • Obtain a K-STAPP application from the K-State Transfer Coordinator or your participating college adviser.  K-STAPP applications are available online at
    http://www.k-state.edu/admit.
  • Complete the K-STAPP application and submit it online. In addition, have an official college transcript or transcripts sent to K-State.
  • If you are within 12 months of when you plan to attend K-State, have your transcripts sent to K-State from all institutions where you have previously attempted college level coursework, including coursework you may have taken while still enrolled in high school. Have official transcripts sent to:

Kansas State University
Office of Admissions
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan KS 66506

or faxed from your previous registrar directly to K-State Admissions at 785-532-6393. If this is done, K-State will be able to do an official Degree Audit.  The audit will be as accurate as the most recent transcript on file at K-State. (Some of the community colleges will provide an official transcript for free. For information, please check with your registrar.)

6. Do I have to apply for K-STAPP when I begin at my community college or can I sign up anytime?

As long as you meet the eligibility guidelines for the program, students can apply to participate in K-STAPP during their first or a subsequent semester at their participating community college.

7. Can I receive a scholarship for being in K-STAPP?

Not specifically because you are in K-STAPP, however, by applying for admission and scholarship a year in advance, if you qualify with a 3.6 GPA or above, you will be rewarded for your achivements.

Financial aid and scholarship information

8. What are the benefits of participating in K-STAPP?

  • Mentoring and guidance from both institutions from the time a student is accepted into the K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program. A student in K-STAPP will have an academic adviser/ counselor at his or her partner college, an academic adviser for distance education, or a transfer coordinator for on-campus programs at K-State's Manhattan campus.
  • Opportunities to access services and resources at K-State while still enrolled at their participating college. Participants will have an opportunity to access career exploration, possible recreational services by invitation for selected dates and other resources, and to attend some cultural events at student prices.  In addition, they will be invited to various recruitment and group visit activities, since they are in the program.
  • Invitation to participate in early orientation and enrollment registration prior to transferring to K-State.
  • Guaranteed acceptance into a bachelor's degree program at K-State as long as all college, GPA, and program requirements are met at the time of transfer. (Excludes Selective Admissions programs in Architecture, Planning and Design; Interior Design; and Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management.)

9. At what point will I be admitted to K-State?

K-STAPP particplants are asked to complete the K-State Application for Undergraduate Admission no later than four to five months prior to their intended entry (excluding summer). The earliest an admission decision can be made is 15 months in advance of attendance.  An application fee of $30 is required at the time the application is completed and official transcripts are provided. At that time, students will be admitted to K-State, provided requirements for admission are met. K-STAPP participants are encouraged to apply for admission one year before planned attendance; this will allow participants to receive full benefits and services as a K-State student. A complete K-State application for admission is due by February 1 for full consideration, prior to a fall entry.

K-State application for admission and scholarship application

10. Under what circumstances would I not be admitted to K-STAPP?

Participants must meet K-State transfer admissions requirements.To be admitted to a degree program, students must also meet program requirements. Students who choose to transfer to K-State before completing 24 hours of transferable semester credits must have earned a 2.0 GPA and must meet K-State's New Freshman requirements.

Transfer student admissions requirements

New freshman admissions requirements

11. Are K-STAPP students held to different K-State admissions requirements?

Participants must meet K-State admissions requirements. To be admitted to a degree program, students must also meet their program requirements.

A student may choose to transfer to K-State at any time. The student must meet the admissions requirements in place at the time of transfer. Students with fewer than 24 transferable semester credit hours must meet freshmen admissions requirements and must have earned a 2.0 in all college coursework attempted.

Transfer student admissions requirements

New freshman admissions requirements

12. Why might a student be advised not to participate in K-STAPP?

This program is intended for students who choose to begin their postsecondary education at a participating college and continue at K-State.  While students in many degree programs can benefit from participation in the K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program, there are a few K-State programs requiring a significant amount of coursework during the first year. Students interested in these programs will be advised not to attend, or not to attend longer than a semester, at the outset of their college career at a community college.

13. What K-State majors are not a good fit for K-STAPP?

Majors within the College of Architecture, Planning and Design*, Human Ecology majors in Interior Design program, and the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program, are not a good fit for K-STAPP.

*With the exception of Community and Regional Planning.

Please contact a transfer admissions counselor regarding questions related to your major and K-STAPP fit.  You may call 785-532-2052 or email tfradmit@k-state.edu

14. Can Open Option (Undecided) students participate in K-STAPP?

Absolutely! Students who are not sure what they want to study can receive guidance from and take advantage of career exploration oppotunities at both institutions. Open Option students will work with an adviser in K-State's College of Arts and Sciences.

15. Does participation guarantee that I can graduate with a Bachelor's degree in two years (four semesters) after completing two years (an Associate's Degree) at my community college?

No. There is no guarantee of a graduation time frame. The catalog in place at the time a student enters K-STAPP will be valid for up to six years (if the courses are still offered).  Students participating in K-STAPP will be provided with a plan of study leading to a bachelor's degree. Students who change their major, attend part-time, or do not enroll in coursework as advised, may extend their time to graduation.

16. How will I know if I'm accepted into K-STAPP?

Applicants will receive written notification of their acceptance as soon as K-State has processed application materials and made a decision regarding eligibility for K-STAPP.

17. How do I find a participating college academic advisor or counselor?

Students can find an academic adviser or counselor by visiting their community college's website.

18. If I am classified as a Kansas resident for the purposes of admission and tuition assessment at my community college, will I also be classified as a Kansas resident upon transfer to K-State?

Not necessarily. Participation in the K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program does not qualify you for residency at K-State.  The guidelines for classifying students as residents or non-residents differ, based on the educational institution.  Residency requirements at the community college are not the same as residency requirements at the Kansas Regent's Universities. Thus, a student may be classified as a resident at a community college, yet still not meet the residency requirements at K-State.

More info about Residency classification

19. Am I eligible for financial aid through K-State as a participant in K-STAPP?

No. As a K-State Transfer Admissions Partnership Program student, you are not eligible for financial aid at K-State. You are only eligible for financial aid through your community college. You will become eligible for financial aid consideration at K-State when you transfer.

20. Are there scholarship opportunities available to me as a transfer student to K-State?

Yes. You can view the list of scholarships available to transfer students by visiting http://consider.k-state.edu/financialaid/transferscholarships.htm

21. What if I can't relocate to Manhattan or Salina? Is there a way I can still get a K-State degree?

There is a small selection of degrees available through Distance Continuing Education. More info can be found at http://www.dce.k-state.edu/courses/degrees/

K-STAPP sign up

K-STAPP benefits

Transfer Student Visit Days

 

 

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