Admission to the University of Kansas
It's never too early or late to begin your journey as a Jayhawk. Students just like you can make a significant impact as an educator or human sciences professional. At the School of Education and Human Sciences, we combine a unique approach to teaching with real-world, hands-on field experiences.
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All high school juniors and seniors, as well as other individuals, will need to apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Kansas (KU) through the Office of Admission.
Once admitted to KU as a freshman student, all pre-education and pre-human sciences majors will be advised and invited to apply for admission to an undergraduate professional program within the School of Education and Human Sciences.
As a high school junior or senior, we are excited to know that you are already interested in serving your community as an educator and/or human sciences professional. We also know the college decision process can be very overwhelming. Let us help you! Because the School of Education and Human Sciences is considered a professional school at KU, our students are admitted as freshmen to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) as pre-education or pre-human sciences majors. During your first year at KU, you will complete a good portion of your general education requirements within CLAS. In addition to your classes, you'll work very closely with the School of Education and Human Sciences undergraduate student ambassadors to prepare for the application and admission process required to become a fully-admitted School of Education and Human Sciences student. The first step in getting started is to apply to KU.
Individuals interested in transferring coursework from another institution will need to apply for transfer admission to KU through the Office of Admission.
Once admitted to KU, all pre-education and pre-human science majors will be advised and invited to apply for admission to an undergraduate professional program within the School of Education and Human Sciences.
Undergraduate Professional Program
Current KU students (freshman or transfer) will need to apply to their undergraduate professional program during their first (or second) year at KU. Each undergraduate professional program (teacher education programs, as well as community health, exercise science, and sport management) has individual admissions requirements and application deadlines.
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.
International students are encouraged to apply to the School of Education and Human Sciences based on their level of degree/education interest:
- Intensive English or English as a Second Language (ESL): Applied English Center
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.S.E.): International Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions
- Graduate degree (M.A., M.S., M.S.E., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.): Graduate Studies
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 one of the School’s undergraduate student ambassadors or their assigned academic advisor in Jayhawk GPS.