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Apply as a degree-seeking student

Jayhawk Global degree-seeking students must follow the admission process of their online KU program.


All students are encouraged to apply, as we individually review each application for these factors: 

  • Cumulative high school GPA.
  • ACT or SAT scores, if available.
  • GPA in the core curriculum.
  • Strength of courses.
  • College transcripts, if sent.

Minimum admission requirements

First-year students are assured admission into KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or School of Social Welfare if they meet one of these combinations:

  • 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

Transfer students are assured admission with 24+ transferable credit hours at a GPA of 2.5 or higher from a regionally accredited community college, college, or university.

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    Minimum admission requirements

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to any graduate program at KU:

    • Proof of a bachelor’s degree (and any post-bachelor’s coursework or degrees) from a regionally accredited institution, or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor's degree requirements
    • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers
    • A grade-point average of 3.0 or higher (minimum GPA requirements will be at the school/college level for students who apply for spring 2022 and after)

    Program-specific admission requirements

    Each graduate program at KU determines what additional materials or criteria are required for admission. These may include, but are not limited to:

    • A resume or curriculum vitae
    • Writing samples
    • A personal statement
    • Exam test scores
    • Minimum GPA