Admissions Requirements

Kansas Board of Regents Qualified Admission Standards and
Kansas State University policies on undergraduate admissibility

There are many different pathways to becoming a Wildcat. Take a few moments to review these standards to understand the criteria for admission. In nearly all circumstances, an application for admission, fee, and official documentation of academic preparedness are required.

Select a student group to explore the admissions criteria

Freshmen
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Degree-seeking, domestic/U.S., on-campus. Some specific programs at Kansas State have special requirements beyond those of the University. See the related page for programs with additional requirements.

Transfer
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Degree-seeking, domestic/U.S., on-campus. Some specific programs at Kansas State have special requirements beyond those of the University. See the related page for programs with additional requirements.

High school concurrent
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The university monitors the progress of all pre-college students very carefully. Students are approved for enrollment on the basis of space available in the selected class and success in prior university course work, if applicable.

Returning/readmitted students
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Students will be readmitted to a primary major. A minor or secondary major can be added after enrollment. Apply for readmission.

International
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For purposes of admission, international applicants are defined as all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. From Fall 1996 through Spring 2015, International students admissions requirements are the same as domestic students (for Freshman, Transfer, etc.)

Students who wish to enter a major area of study immediately will need to prove English Language Proficiency.

International undergraduate students may be admitted to Kansas State University based on academic credentials with no proof of English proficiency (no TOEFL or other standardized test scores). If students choose to be admitted without proof of English proficiency, they will be required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) upon their arrival on campus. The results of the English Proficiency Test (EPT) will determine if the students have to study English, either full-time or part-time, or whether they are ready to begin full-time university classes.

Online/distance

Students seeking degrees online or through Evening College must meet specific program requirements for Admission. Please review your program of interest for details.

Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, and Family Studies and Human Services also have application deadlines.
Special and non-degree students
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Several categories of special and non-degree students exist at K-State. All students are subject to stated requirements and are responsible for payment of all fees, regular attendance at classes, and maintenance of satisfactory standing. Special and non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial assistance. Special and non-degree options are not available for international students on student visas.

Additional policy notes

Graduate students who have attended graduate school at K-State or earned a K-State graduate degree, but have never been an undergraduate student at K-State, must file an undergraduate application and pay the application fee.