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​​*In light of current challenges to obtaining standardized test scores, an additional pathway to admission has been offered for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 freshmen applicants only: students may be admitted to the School of Engineering if they possess a 3.0+ high school GPA and demonstrate mathematics preparedness by achieving a ‘B’ or better in a college or high school precalculus course, a ‘C’ or better in a high school calculus course, or credit earned via IB or AP credit for the same in accordance with KU placement credit requirements (https://admissions.ku.edu/apply/credit-transfer/high-school).* These temporary requirements are ONLY available to incoming freshmen and do NOT apply to transfer applicants.

 

Freshman Admission:

  • Must be admissible to the University of Kansas by assured admissions or individual review AND
  • Have a 3.0+ high school GPA AND
  • Have a mathematics ACT score of 22+ (or math SAT score of 540+)

Students may be admitted to engineering or computer science degree program as freshmen (first year) students. Official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required. Students with a 3.0+ high school GPA and a 26+ Math ACT (610+ Math SAT) or meet eligibility requirements for MATH 125 (Calculus I) may be admitted directly into their chosen major, with the exception of those seeking admission into an EECS program.

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Computing (EECS) students must have a 3.0+ high school GPA and a 28+ Math ACT (660+ Math SAT) or eligibility for MATH 125 for direct admission.

First-year General Engineering

Students with a 22-25 Math ACT (540-600 Math SAT) or meet eligibility requirements for Math 104 (Pre-Calculus) are admitted to the School of Engineering in the First-Year General Engineering non-degree program for undergraduate students. First-year General Engineering students have one academic year (two semesters and one summer) to transition into a degree program. Admission to a degree program is possible after one of the following is met:

  • Complete 12+ credit hours at KU, earn a "B" or higher in Math 104 (Pre-Calculus), earn a "C" or higher in all science and engineering courses, and earn a KU GPA of 2.5+ OR
  • Earn a "C" or better in MATH 125 (Calculus I), earn a "C" or better in all science and engineering courses, and earn a KU GPA of 2.5+

Transfer Students

Transfer students must meet the following:

  • Be admissible to KU AND
  • Earn a cumulative college transferable grade-point average of 2.5+ AND
  • Earn a "C" or better in MATH 125 (Calculus I, or its direct equivalent) AND
  • Earn grades of "C" or better in math, science, and engineering applicable to the engineering degree.

Applications from all transfer students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students must also complete their last 30 hours of credit at KU. For more information on transfer credits, see Undergraduate Admissions.

Current Students

Students who are currently enrolled at KU, needs to meet the following:

  • Earn a 2.5+ KU GPA
  • Earn a C or better in MATH 125 or its direct equivalent
  • Earn a C or better in all math, science, and engineering courses

Current students admitted to other academic units may apply to the School of Engineering by completing a Change of School form.

Please contact a member of our recruitment team, 785-864-3881, if you have any questions. Per University Registrar deadlines for processing, Change of School applications for the fall semester will be accepted until the last friday in October of each school year; Change of School applications for the spring semester will be accepted until the last Friday in March of each school year.

Deadlines

  • November 1 - Priority scholarship deadline for incoming freshmen
  • December 1 - Deadline to apply for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program for incoming freshmen
  • May 1 - Enrollment Deposit Due
  • Last Friday in October - Deadline to submit Change of School applications for fall semester admission
  • Last Friday in March - Deadline to submit Change of School applications for spring semester admission

 


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