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Transfer students

At Kansas State University Salina, you'll find a friendly, welcoming environment for new students. We have events, services, programs and scholarships just for transfer students.

Transfer tips
  • Keep studying hard before you get to K-State. Your good grades can help you earn scholarships, and they'll leave a lasting impression on your current professors. You can also bring your study habits to K-State.
  • Plan ahead. Talk to K-State staff and current students to find out more about departments and majors. You can discover your interests, investigate courses, find graduation requirements, and get guidance on how to get where you want to be.
  • Get involved. You'll have more than 475 campus clubs and organizations to choose from, so you can find something that fits your interests. Joining a club helps you meet fellow K-Staters.

Transferring credits

Many college credits transfer to K-State Salina. K-State Salina's academic departments will determine if and how these courses will be applied to your degree program. Your K-State GPA is figured only on courses taken at K-State.

Send transcripts

After you apply for admission and scholarships, have the registrar's office at the college you've attended mail, fax or send an authorized electronic transcript to the K-State admissions office.

Transfer equivalency

The transfer of credit is determined by the educational quality of the transfer institution, the comparability of content and level of credit earned, and the applicability of credit earned to K-State's degree requirements. Most academic credits submitted from any regionally accredited two- or four-year college, community college or university are accepted by K-State.

See how courses transfer

Transfer Partnerships

K-State Salina has established a joint partnership with two-years institutions to help facilitate the transfer process for interested students. Students complete an associate degree or specific course work through their local community or technical college, then transfer to K-State Salina to complete a bachelor's degree. K-State Salina and our partner institutions have outlined a curricular plan listing courses required at each institution in order to earn a desired degree. Our Technology Management partnerships provide the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from a distance, without ever leaving your local community.

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The Kansas Board of Regents requires that you complete at least 120 semester credit hours (some programs require more), 60 of which must be from institutions that have awarded the majority of their degrees at the bachelor's level or above. A minimum of 45 semester credit hours must be in upper-division courses. You must complete at least 30 hours at K-State, 20 of which must be in residence at K-State.