Future Freshmen


Apply to the University of Kansas

Apply to KU through the Office of Admissions. For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply to KU by Nov. 1.

International students

International students apply to KU through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions.

International students are also eligible for direct admission to the School of Business. Learn more about direct admission below, including information regarding English-language proficiency standards. The business school also provides competitive admission information for international students.


Indicate a business major on your KU application

Undergraduate business majors

Applicants accepted at KU with an interest in business are eligible for direct admission into the School of Business if they have an index score of greater than or equal to 5.55. The index score is calculated using a student’s high school GPA and ACT composite or SAT math and evidence-based reading and writing scores: (ACT/10) + HS GPA = index score.

Students should refer to the official ACT/SAT concordance table when comparing SAT scores to ACT scores.

Incoming freshmen, divide your ACT score by 10 and add your GPA to get your index score. Students with an index score greater than or equal to 5.55 will be admitted directly to the School of Business. The graph shows two areas, separated by a thick line. Students whose scores are plotted above the line are eligible for direct admission to the School of Business.

**Test-Optional Pathway: Incoming freshmen applying for spring, summer, or fall 2021 semesters can be directly admitted to the School of Business with a 3.4+ GPA.**

Programs for first-year students

Students directly admitted to the School of Business can participate in programs designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to the University of Kansas.


Business Leadership Program

The Business Leadership Program (BLP) challenges our most talented, ambitious first-year business students with experiential learning opportunities to define their leadership style, exercise their learned skills and become leaders on campus who are equipped to lead in their future communities. Through activities, events and classroom discussions, BLP students hone their personal, professional and career skills from the very onset of their academic careers. If you are a goal-orientated student determined to enrich your academic experience and serve others through leadership, the BLP will be right for you.

Because the Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment, admission to the program is highly competitive. Eligible students apply to the program as high school seniors — the priority deadline is in December. Learn more about and apply to the Business Leadership Program.


Multicultural Business Scholars Program

The Multicultural Business Scholars Program (MBSP) is a scholarship and mentoring program. Through one-on-one meetings with the MBSP director, group business meetings, and enrichment activities, students have an opportunity to excel academically, professionally and personally. The ultimate goal of this program is to retain and graduate underrepresented students and to connect them to post-graduate experiences that lead them to a successful career of their choice.

The Multicultural Business Scholars Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive with eligibility requirements. Students are eligible to apply to the program as high school seniors and college students.

Learn more about the Multicultural Business Scholars Program.



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