Qualified admissions are a set of standards used by the six state universities in Kansas to review applicants for undergraduate admission. These standards are set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for Kansas universities.


  • Students from Kansas high schools must complete the precollege or Kansas Scholars curriculum with at least a 2.00 GPA. Students from other states must complete the precollege curriculum with at least a 2.50 GPA.

  • Achieve one of the following: ACT score of 21 or higher; OR minimum combined SAT-I score of 980 or higher (taken before Feb. 1, 2016) or 1080 or higher (taken after Feb. 1, 2016); OR Graduate in the top one-third of their class

  • If applicable, achieve a 2.00 GPA or higher on any college courses taken while in high school.

Admission Exceptions

Students who do not meet these standards will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Some students may be asked to send additional information and documentation.

Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum

Please note: Common course names are listed below. Many more courses are approved. Full course listings are available at .

English 4 approved units of English, one unit taken each year of high school, 1/2 unit may be Speech
Natural Science 3 approved units from the following, one must be Chemistry or Physics: Biology, Advanced Biology (2nd Year), Earth Science, Environmental Science, Aerospace, Marine Science, Botany, Microbiology, Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Principles of Technology, Physical Science, Meteorology, Genetics, Zoology
Math 3 approved units from the following: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, any course with Algebra II as a prerequisite
AND students must obtain a 22 math subscore on the ACT OR 540 (before Feb. 1, 2016) or 540 (after Feb. 1, 2016) on the SAT to meet the college readiness benchmark.
Dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment and online courses may be used to fulfill the requirement. Courses completed in middle school/junior high do NOT fulfill the requirement.
4 approved units, with one unit taken in the graduating year. Three units selected from the following: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, any course with Algebra II as a prerequisite. The fourth unit may be prescribed by the school district and must be designed to prepare the student for college.
Social Science 3 approved units that include instruction in: U.S. History, U.S. Government, Geography, Psychology, Sociology. Students meeting the Kansas State Department of Education social science graduation requirements generally fulfill the pre-college curriculum social science requirements.
Electives 3 approved units from the following: English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Journalism, Computer/Information Systems, Foreign Languages, Personal Finance, Speech/Debate/Forensics, Career and Technical Education