Jayhawk flags are held in a homecoming parade at dusk

Next steps for admitted students

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Kansas! Next, you have important steps to take to enroll and prepare for your first courses. Let’s get started.

What to do right now

  • Create a KU online ID

    Before you enroll, you’ll need to set up your personal KU account, which requires an online ID and password. You’ll use your ID to access crucial online services, including Enroll & Pay, university email, Canvas, and myKU portal.

  • Prepare for enrollment

    Refer to the KU registrar’s academic calendar to familiarize yourself with important enrollment dates and deadlines. Then, contact your department to learn more about individual requirements and policies for enrolling in your program’s classes.

  • Clear enrollment holds

    Once you’ve set up your account, log in to Enroll & Pay and check for enrollment holds, which indicate any action you’ll need to take before you can enroll. Look for holds in the far right column of the Enroll & Pay Student Center. Graduate students will commonly receive holds related to receipt of their final, official transcripts, or their status as international students or non-native English speakers.

  • File your FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online on Oct. 1. You must file this form to be considered for federal loans, grants, and some state and university aid. International, nonresident students will need to file the Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW). KU encourages all students to file the FAFSA and learn their financial aid options, even if they do not plan on receiving or using aid.