Detailed requirements for transfer students
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on all transfer course work by the time they start at K-State.
- Some K-State majors also have different requirements.
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After you apply for admission and scholarships, have the registrar's office at each college you've attended mail, fax or send all authorized electronic transcripts to:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
email@example.com for electronic transcripts
- If you completed college-level work during high school, you are also required to provide official college transcripts.
- If this is your first semester taking college courses, do not send a college transcript until the current semester ends and grades are recorded on the transcript.
- If you have completed college courses at the school you are now attending, have your transcript sent now and again after your current semester ends and grades are recorded on the transcript. A partial transcript is often sufficient to allow us to make an early admission decision and to begin the transfer credit evaluation for degree requirements.
- If you are younger than 21, and if you have earned fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit by the time you plan to attend K-State, have your high school mail, fax, or send an authorized electronic transcript.
- The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will not use any courses with a grade of D toward meeting degree requirements. All courses used in engineering degrees must be graded A, B or C.
- The College of Business will not use any courses with a grade of D toward meeting degree requirements.
- The College of Education requires grades of C or better in admission to teacher education courses, teacher education and professional component courses.
- Grades of C or higher are required in all courses labeled as foundation, professional, and supporting College of Health and Human Sciences degree programs.
- The grade of D will transfer to K-State. However, if the D grade was earned in a foundation course or program requirements, you may be required to repeat the course so that you will be successful in subsequent courses.
- Your K-State GPA is figured only on courses taken at K-State.
- The unit of credit at K-State is the semester hour. All incoming transcripts will be converted to semester hours. Quarter credits are converted as follows: 1 quarter hour = .67 semester hour.
- Courses accepted for transfer to K-State are college-level and academic in nature. Courses not accepted for transfer include such courses as vocational and technical, remedial and personal-interest courses. Vocational and technical courses can be accepted toward the applied business and technology degree. English language courses from international schools will not be accepted for transfer credit.
- Two religion courses from a religiously affiliated institution will be accepted for transfer credit.
- There is no limit on the age of the courses you have completed. Your K-State college will advise you which, if any, of the courses need to be updated to meet degree requirements.
The transfer of credit is determined by the educational quality of the transfer institution, the comparability of content and level of credit earned, and the applicability of credit earned to K-State's degree requirements. Most academic credits submitted from any regionally accredited two- or four-year college, community college or university are accepted by K-State.
Transferring credits among Kansas public postsecondary institutions
There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.
Students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees.
Visit the Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for more information.
The Kansas Board of Regents requires that you
- complete at least 120 semester credit hours (some programs require more),
- Up to half of the hours required for a K-State baccalaureate degree can be taken at a two-year college.
- A minimum of 45 semester credit hours must be in upper-division courses.
- You must complete at least 30 hours at K-State, 20 of which must be in residence at K-State.
DirectLink is an initiative between Kansas community colleges and Kansas State University to provide community college students with additional support as they prepare to make the transition to K-State. If you're transferring from a Kansas community college, check out DirectLink to help with your transition!