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Admission to the University of Kansas

We’re excited that you’re interested in the School of Education & Human Sciences (SOEHS).
Students interested in an SOEHS undergraduate program are eligible for admission as incoming first-year students, incoming transfer students, or current KU students pending they meet certain admission criteria. Please see below for more information.


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Undergraduate Viewbook

Learn more about our community and discover where an undergraduate degree in the School of Education & Human Sciences at KU can take you.

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Incoming Freshmen

Incoming first-year students will be admitted directly to the School of Education & Human Sciences if they 1) meet KU's assured admission standards and 2) apply to KU with an SOEHS undergraduate program declared as their major. Assured admission standards are outlined below:

  • A 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale, no test scores required or regardless of test score submitted
  • An ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 1060 plus a GPA of at least 2.0

Incoming transfer students

Incoming transfer students will be admitted directly to the School of Education & Human Sciences if they

  1. have a minimum 2.75 KU + Transfer Cumulative GPA and 
  2. apply to KU with an SOEHS undergraduate program declared as their major.

Current students

Current students will use the Change of School form to declare an SOEHS undergraduate program as their major. Students must have a KU + Transfer Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 to be eligible for admission.


Graduate Students (Campus-based & Online)

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at KU.

 

 

Please note that each individual graduate program offered through the School of Education and Human Sciences has a unique set of program application requirements and application deadlines. Visit your graduate program web page for additional details.


Edwards Campus Students

For the undergraduate degree completion programs at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, most transfer students should have already completed the majority of their general education requirements and prerequisites. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact a program advisor before applying as a transfer student to KU.

Graduate students interested in applying to complete a program at the Edwards Campus are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at KU.

 

 


International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the School of Education and Human Sciences based on their level of degree/education interest:

 

You will find yourself in good company as an international student at KU, located in Lawrence, Kansas - the heart of the United States.  As a new international student, you will join thousands of students who have come from more than 110 countries in every region of the world.  The Office of International Admissions will assist prospective international students in their application for admission to KU.


Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals interested in enrolling in coursework without the intent to complete a degree program are encouraged to apply as non-degree seeking students. For more information, please contact the academic department of interest via email.


Declaring a Minor

KU students interested in declaring a minor offered through the School of Education and Human Sciences are encouraged to connect with their assigned academic advisor in Jayhawk GPS.