International Students


Apply to the University of Kansas

Apply to KU through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate 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


Indicating a business major on your application to KU does not guarantee you entry to the KU School of Business.


Apply to the School of Business

Incoming international freshmen who meet the following requirements will be admitted directly to the School of Business:

  • ACT composite: 25+ (SAT equivalent: 1200+ critical reading and math)
  • 3.25+ high school GPA
  • English-language proficiency (see below)

What if I don't meet the eligibility requirements for direct admission?

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 once the minimum requirements for competitive admission have been met.

International students are eligible to apply to the School of Business during the semester 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.

The application deadline for fall admission is Feb. 15 and for spring admission is Sept. 15.

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:

  • Junior standing (60 credit hours)
  • Completion of six pre-admission foundation courses (must be taken for a grade)
    • ACCT 200 – Financial Accounting 1
    • ACCT 201 – Managerial Accounting 1
    • DSCI 202 – Statistics
    • IST 202 – Introduction to Information Systems
    • ECON 142 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 144 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Because admission is competitive, students who meet the minimum admission standards may not be admitted.

Guaranteed admission to the School of Business is possible when achievement of a grade-point average of 3.0 in all professional course work (business and economics) has been met at the time of application (in addition to the minimum requirements listed above).

Students who earn less than a 3.0 but greater than a 2.5 GPA in their overall, overall KU, professional, and KU professional coursework may apply for and will be considered for competitive admission. However, admission is competitive and subject to the School’s capacity to deliver programs and courses and therefore not guaranteed for such applicants.

In the instance that one or more of the admission requirements are not met before the School of Business application deadline, that student will be considered a pre-business student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences until they meet the minimum requirements to apply.



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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Apply to the Business School

Application deadlines:

  • Fall admission: Feb. 15
  • Spring admission: Sept. 15

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