International Students


Apply to the University of Kansas

Apply to KU International Admissions. Gaining admission to the University of Kansas requires the submission of official academic records from all previously attended secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to apply to KU by Feb. 1 prior to the fall/summer semester or Nov. 1 prior to the spring semester you plan to start at KU.


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.


Apply to the School of Business

International students who indicate a business major on their application to KU but do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the School of Business 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 when they will complete the minimum requirements (see below).

No TOEFL requirement for undergraduate admission

Starting with the Spring 2019 semester there is no TOEFL requirement for undergraduate admission to the School of Business.

Apply to the KU School of Business online.


Minimum competitive application requirements

Students who meet the following requirements will be admitted to the School of Business:

  • Sophomore standing (more than 30 credit hours)
  • Earn a GPA of 2.5 or higher overall and in business coursework
  • Completion of three pre-admission foundation courses (must be taken for a grade)
    • ACCT 200 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • BSAN 202 – Statistics
    • ECON 142 – Microeconomics




Apply to undergraduate academic programs

Students entering the school through competitive admission are eligible to apply for special undergraduate academic programs:


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