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Applying as a new freshman

Your time is now — just take a moment to let that sink in. It's your time to own who you are and who you want to be, and it's your time to choose the university that will support you every step of the way.

Submit your application for admission to K-State, which will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.

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Admission requirements for new freshmen

For admission to the university, you'll want to complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA for Kansas residents or 2.5 GPA for non-residents AND achieve one of the following: 

  • A 21 or higher ACT composite score OR
  • A 1060 or higher on the SAT ERW+M OR
  • Rank in the top third of your graduating class

AND, if applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on all college credit taken in high school.

Additionally, some K-State programs also have selective requirements.

Students who don't meet the admission requirements should still apply early for conditional admission. Additional information may be requested.

Home-schooled students

Students completing home-schooling in 2015 or after must:

  • Confirm completion of the pre-college coursework AND
  • Obtain a 21 or higher ACT composite (1060 or higher SAT ERW+M) AND
  • Submit a transcript describing your high school program of study
    • You can submit a transcript from an agency like American University by completing this fillable pdf, or you can make your own. Course descriptions or portfolios of your work are accepted in place of an accredited diploma.

GED or HiSET scores are also accepted and can be reviewed. See below for High School Equivalency/GED students.

Again, please note that some K-State programs have selective requirements.

If you have encountered unusual situations that keep you from meeting the university requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions at 785-532-6250.

High school equivalency/GED students

For GED test takers, admission to the university requires:

  • An overall score of 600 and minimum score of 150 on each subtest if you took the GED after Jan. 1, 2014
  • A score of 510 or higher on each subtest if you took the GED between Jan. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2013
  • An average score of 50 or higher if you took the GED before 2002

HiSET test takers who took the exam after Jan. 1, 2014 must obtain an overall score of 75 and a minimum score of 8 on each subtest.

Again, please note that some K-State programs also have selective requirements.

High school graduates 21 or older

Students who graduated from an accredited high school who are 21 or older must:

  • Submit a final high school transcript or GED scores to the Office of Admissions
  • Request official transcripts for any college or university coursework attempted be mailed or faxed to the Office of Admissions