Applying as a new freshman

Your time is now. Time for you to pursue the possibilities and exceed the expectations. We're here and ready to help you reach your goals. Let's get started.

Submit your application for admission to K-State Polytechnic, which will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.

Apply for admission

Kansas State University is a member of Common App. Sign in and add Kansas State University to My Colleges. The 2021 Common App will be available August 1 for students entering their senior year.

Admission requirements for incoming freshmen

New admission requirements are in the final approval stages with the Kansas Board of Regents.

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

  • A 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.

If you do not meet these assured requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.

Learn more about ACT/SAT for scholarships, superscoring and the recommended pre-college curriculum.

 

Step-by-step guide for incoming freshmen

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Our online application takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Submitting your application for admission will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.

Admission and scholarship priority date: March 15

Apply for admission

Kansas State University is also a member of Common App. If you prefer, sign in to Common App and add Kansas State University to My Colleges.

ChecklistSubmit ACT/SAT scores

K-State is test optional, which means admission can be granted using other academic information. However, most university scholarships and awards for freshmen require an ACT or SAT. You can submit your test scores through April 30 of your senior year.

Learn about submitting ACT, SAT and superscores

ScholarshipsScholarships

K-State offers a number of scholarships for incoming freshmen. Submitting your application for admission will trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships and awards. Apply by the March 15 priority date for full scholarship consideration. Additionally, there are even more scholarship/award opportunities beyond general university awards, so make sure to check them all out.

View scholarships and awards

Financial AidFinancial aid

Student financial assistance has many resources to give you confidence as you complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is available Oct. 1. Our priority FAFSA deadline is Dec. 1.

Connect with financial aid

 

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
785-826-2640
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST or by appointment