Step-by-step guide for incoming freshman

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Apply for admission

Our online application takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Submitting your application for admission will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.

Admission and scholarship priority date: Dec. 1

Apply for admission

Kansas State University is also a member of Common App. If you prefer, sign in to Common App and add Kansas State University to My Colleges.

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Submit ACT/SAT scores

K-State is test optional, which means admission can be granted using other academic information. However, some scholarships and awards for freshmen require an ACT or SAT. Submit your test scores so that they are received by February 1 of your senior year.

Learn about submitting ACT, SAT and superscores

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Review advanced standing credit

If you have advanced credit from Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST), International Baccalaureate (IB), or military credit evaluation, see how scores or credit transfer.

See how scores or credit transfer

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K-State offers a number of scholarships for incoming freshmen. Submitting your application for admission triggers an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships and awards, but there are additional opportunities like our competitive scholarships, which require supplemental applications. Apply by the Dec. 1 priority date for full scholarship consideration.

Apply for additional scholarships

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Student financial assistance has many resources to give you confidence as you complete the FAFSA. Our priority FAFSA deadline is March 1.

Learn more about the FAFSA

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Next step for admitted students

Use our checklists and links to help you stay on task and complete housing, financial assistance, student health tasks and more!

View the admitted freshman checklist