Freshmen Students

Freshmen Students

I have not attended college at all or have fewer than 24 completed college credit hours.

Admission Requirements for New Freshmen

Admission to the university is test-optional and requires achieving EITHER:

  • cumulative high school GPA (weighted or unweighted) of 3.25 or higher OR

  • ACT composite score of 21, or an SAT ERW+M score of 1060 or higher

AND, if applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA on all college credit taken in high school.

Are you a new freshman who was home-schooled or has a high school equivalency/GED? Learn more about your application requirements.

Some programs may have additional admission requirements. Visit the program webpage for more information.

Don’t meet admission requirements? Contact an online admissions representative at or 800-622-2578 to find out about other pathways into K-State. You may be eligible for conditional admission.

Deadlines and Fees

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester (begins in late August): Aug. 1

  • Spring semester (begins in late January): Jan. 1

  • Summer semester (begins in late May): May 1

Application Fee

  • U.S. Applicants: $40

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Request Documentation

Request your official high school transcript or GED equivalent, and if applicable, your ACT or SAT scores and college transcripts from each institution attended be sent to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions (contact information below).

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
Electronic transcript provider:

Student-issued or personal copies of transcripts or test scores are not considered official records and will not be accepted.

Check Application Status

Once your application, application fee and additional required documentation are received, your application will be reviewed. All items must be received by the application deadline. It takes 4-6 weeks for an application to be processed once all materials have been received.

To check on the status of your application, contact an online admissions representative at or 800-622-2578.