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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
2310 Centennial Rd.
101 Welcome Center
Salina, KS 67401


Transfer students

Welcome, future Wildcat! Kansas State Polytechnic is excited that you are exploring your transfer options to the campus. The first thing you should know about K-State Polytechnic is we are focused on the student experience and emphasize innovative learning, real-world opportunities, and industry connections. Sixty-six percent of our learning spaces are hands-on labs and there is a 14:1 student-to-professor ratio, so faculty are able to connect with each individual student.

Admissions requirements

Students with 24 or more completed transfer hours must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on all transfer coursework by the time you start at K-State Polytechnic. Students with fewer than 24 hours must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all transfer coursework but also must meet the freshman admission standards corresponding to high school graduation year. 

Transfer process

Many college credits transfer to K-State Polytechnic. Academic advisors and degree option coordinators will determine if and how these courses will be applied to your degree option. Your K-State GPA is figured only on courses taken at K-State.

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 credits

Course transfer: There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Visit the Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for more information.

Reverse transfer: Students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees. Visit the Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for more information.


  • The unit of credit at K-State is the semester hour. All incoming transcripts will be converted to semester hours. Quarter credits are converted as follows: 1 quarter hour = .67 semester hour.
  • Courses accepted for transfer to K-State are college-level and academic in nature. Courses not accepted for transfer include such courses as vocational and technical, remedial and personal-interest courses. English language courses from international schools will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  • Two religion courses from a religiously affiliated institution will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • There is no limit on the age of the courses you have completed. Your K-State college will advise you which, if any, of the courses need to be updated to meet degree requirements.

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 in Manhattan.

If you completed college-level work during high school, you are also required to provide official college transcripts. You may have them faxed to the K-State Manhattan Office of Admissions at 785-532-6393. If your registrar's office uses an electronic transcript provider, please send them to k-state@k-state.edu.

If this is your first semester taking college courses, do not send a college transcript until the current semester ends and grades are recorded on the transcript. If you have completed college courses at the school you are now attending, have your transcript sent now and again after your current semester ends and grades are recorded on the transcript. A partial transcript is often sufficient to allow us to make an early admission decision and to begin the transfer credit evaluation for degree requirements.

If you are younger than 21, and if you have earned fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit by the time you plan to attend K-State Polytechnic, have your high school mail, fax, or send an authorized electronic transcript. Request that ACT send your official test results to K-State (college code 1428). SAT scores may substitute for ACT scores (college code 6334).


The grade of D will transfer to K-State Polytechnic. However, if the D grade was earned in a foundation course, you may be required to repeat the course so that you will be successful in subsequent courses.


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.

If you are earning an associate degree, you must complete at least 60 credit hours. The last 15 of those credit hours must come from K-State and 10 of those 15 must be in residence at K-State.

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