Information for Accepted Freshmen and Transfer Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to KU! Now that you have been accepted, follow the next steps in the enrollment process:
- Attend an Accepted Student Day Program or visit campus
- Submit Your Advanced Registration Deposit
- Check Your KU Email Account
- Apply for Financial Aid using FAFSA
- Apply for campus Housing (if applicable)
- Register for CONNECTIONS orientation program
- Submit Military Transcripts (if applicable)
- Submit your final high school or college transcripts
- Read Important Information for Transfer Students
- Join our Facebook Group for the Class of 2020
- Attend Roll Out the Carpet to tour the residence hall you will live in and learn more about student involvement and campus life
- Review the Guide for First Time Students
Accepted Student Days are a chance for students to gain a closer look at KU and learn about a day in the life of a student. At this time, all of our Accepted Student Days have passed. You may register for one of our campus tours. Please contact the Office of Admissions with questions at 610-683-4060.
After paying the ARD, a KU email account will be created for you. You will receive a letter that includes information about your email account including the password shortly after the ARD has been processed. It is important to regularly check your KU email account. Many communications will be sent directly to this account and not your personal email address after the deposit has been submitted.
Students enrolling in fall 2016 should apply for financial aid as soon as possible after January 1, 2016. KU's preferred deadline to file the FAFSA is March 1. Students entering KU in Fall 2017 can file the FAFSA with 2015 tax information beginning October 1, 2016. You do not have to be accepted to KU to file the FAFSA. Visit www.fafsa.gov to file online. Our school code is 003322.
If you are transferring from another institution please click for instructions.
Questions about applying for financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Services Office: 610.683.4077
Pay your non-refundable $200 Advanced Registration Deposit (ARD). For Fall 2016, deposits are due by May 1. Submit your cash or check payment to the Office of Student Accounts, mail a check to the address on the invoice, or pay online with a credit card or eCheck. Please note: 2.75% fee will be assessed for credit card payments.
To pay online:
- Log into MyKU using your password and ID which is in your acceptance letter
- Choose Student Center.
- Click on Make a Paymentand proceed with payment for the $200.00 Now Due.
If you do not see the $200.00 due in MyKU, please contact the Office of Admissions.
Questions about paying the ARD should be directed to the Office of Student Accounts.
The Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Housing License agreement commitment and a $75.00 application fee are required to apply for on campus housing. You can apply for housing starting in late January for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 academic year after paying the ARD. Use the ID number and password included in your acceptance letter. Your ID is in the format jsmit123. Beginning in Fall 2017, all new students with fewer than 60 credits who are under 22 years of age must live on campus for two years. Exceptions and more details to come shortly.
Apply for on-campus housing here (MyHousing link)
Questions about housing and residence life should be directed to the Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services Office.
CONNECTIONS is the required orientation program for all new freshmen and transfer students. At this program, you will select your classes, learn about campus life at KU, and the academic policies and procedures. Payment of the ARD will generate an invitation to CONNECTIONS. Dates and other program information can be found at the CONNECTIONS website. Look for further information to arrive in the mail.
Questions about CONNECTIONS? Contact the CONNECTIONS Orientation Program.
Accepted students are encouraged to visit campus multiple times. Register for a campus tour today. In addition to campus tours, you are invited to attend one of our Accepted Students Days held on select Saturdays in the spring.
Attend one of the two Roll Out the Carpet programs to tour the residence hall in which you will live during your first semester at KU. During this program, you will see a sample room and common areas, and learn of residence hall policies and procedures. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about student involvement and campus life, purchase your books, and have questions about financial aid and billing answered on an individual basis. Register for one of the two 2016 Roll Out the Carpet dates below:
For a complete list of guidelines to submitting military transcripts click How to Get Started. Detailed instructions on admission, financial aid and tuition benefit information is available on this site. For more information on Veterans Admissions call 610-683-4060.
Students must submit a final official high school transcript stating a graduation date. Transfer students must submit final transcripts from all previously attended institutions attended to the Office of Admissions, 610-683-4060.
Transfer students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to retain the offer of admissions. Students who fall below a 2.0 may have to take summer classes to improve their GPA or the offer of admission may be rescinded. For majors that have higher admission criteria, students who fall below the required cumulative GPA will have the option of changing their major. Students who elect to not change their major may have their offer of admissions rescinded. Education majors who are accepted with fewer than 48 credits but complete 48 or more credits prior to the start of the term must meet the transfer admissions requirements for education. If the requirements are not met, students will have the option to change their major or the offer of admission will be rescinded. Students registered for education classes who no longer meet the admission criteria will have their education classes dropped. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet the transfer admissions requirements for the education majors. Please view the transfer credit evaluation process document for further information on credits coming into KU from other institutions.
Learn about important information about billing and financial aid through the Guide for First Time Students. You will find the answers to common questions among new students that will ensure a smooth transition to KU.