Apply to the University of Kansas
Apply to KU through the Office of Admissions. Only students starting in the fall will be considered for direct admission to the School of Business.
For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply to KU by Nov. 1.
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
Incoming freshmen who meet the following requirements will be directly admitted to the School of Business:
- ACT composite: 25+ (SAT equivalent: 1200+ critical reading and math)
- 3.25+ high school GPA
Additional direct admission requirements for international students
In addition to the ACT/SAT and GPA requirements for direct admission, an international applicant whose native language is not English must meet additional standards regarding English-language proficiency. Such students are required to take the TOEFL iBT in the United States and achieve a minimum total score of 92 and minimum subscores of 23 on the written and speaking components (https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about). KU Testing Services (https://www.testing.ku.edu) offers the TOEFL iBT frequently.
Exempt from this requirement are students who have completed four years of college preparatory English and graduated from high school with a 2.5 GPA in one of the following places: United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, an English-speaking province of Canada, an English-speaking Caribbean country, or a US-accredited school located abroad.
What if I don't meet the eligibility requirements for direct admission?
Students who indicate a business major on their application to KU but do not meet the above requirements will be given a pre-business interest code as a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences student. These students will then be eligible to apply for the School of Business once the minimum requirements for competitive admission have been met.
Programs for first-year students
Students directly admitted to the School of Business will participate in one of two programs designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to the University of Kansas.
The Business Leadership Program (BLP) provides significant experiences to a small group of talented business students in order to build leadership skills. BLP students will use those skills to create positive impacts on fellow students with the goal of making the experience of all students in the University of Kansas School of Business better. Through activities, events and classroom discussions, students are presented with opportunities to further develop professional, personal and career skills from the very onset of their academic careers. If you are a goal-orientated student with an interest in an enhanced academic experience and a willingness to challenge your leadership potential, then the BLP will be right for you.
The Business Leadership Program has limited enrollment and therefore is highly competitive with additional eligibility requirements. Students apply to the program as high school seniors.
The Business School Experience (BSE) program is designed to connect students to opportunities at KU and within the School of Business. Students develop strategies for achieving academic and professional success during the transition to college. The program emphasizes leadership development, relationship building, critical skill development and business professionalism.