Admissions requirements for freshmen

To Be Admitted to the UniversityThrough Spring 2015

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

Kansas residents
(under 21)
from accredited high schools

Through Spring 2015

1. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 980, OR

2. Rank in the top one-third of their high schools' graduating class, OR

3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

1. Complete the Kansas pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, AND

2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21, or above or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 980, or rank in the top one-third of their high schools' graduating class, AND

3. Achieve a 2.0 GPA on all attempted college work.
Non-residents
(under 21)
from accredited high schools

Through Spring 2015

1. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 980, OR

2. Rank in the top one-third of their high schools' graduating class, OR

3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

1. Complete the Kansas pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, AND

2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21, or above or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 980, or rank in the top one-third of their high schools' graduating class, AND

3. Achieve a 2.0 GPA on all attempted college work.

Home-schooled or
non-accredited high school students
(under 21)

Through Spring 2015

Students can be admitted with an ACT minimum composite of 21, a minimum combined SAT-1 of 980, or a minimum of 510 on each GED sub test.

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

Students must confirm completion of pre-college course work and obtain an ACT minimum composite of 21, a minimum combined SAT-1 of 980, or a minimum of 510 on each GED sub test.

(See additional information below.)


GED students
(under 21)

Through Spring 2015

Have a minimum score of 510 on each sub test if you took the GED after January 1, 2002. If you took the GED before 2002, an average score of 50 or higher is required.

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

These admissions requirements have not changed.

21 years or older

Through Spring 2015

Students who graduated from a U.S. accredited high school who are 21 or older must submit a final high school transcript or GED scores.

Students who have attempted any college or university course work, must also request official transcripts be sent for a complete academic review.

Beginning Summer 2015,
Graduates of 2015 and later

These admissions requirements have not changed.


American College Test (ACT)
K-State recommends that all new freshman applicants, regardless of age and non-traditional status, take the ACT and have official test results forwarded to the university.  The test can be taken on one of the national test dates throughout the year.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
K-State accepts SAT results for purposes of making admission decisions, but students are encouraged to take the ACT so that all data made available through the service can become part of the student's advising portfolio.

Homeschool
Most homeschool transcripts provide all the details we would need to assess completion of the pre-college curriculum. However, if you are concerned your transcript may not have the required detail, please use this fillable Homeschool transcript form. You print, sign and submit this form through the mail or by fax:
 
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
785-532-6393 fax

 

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