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Admission Requirements

Freshmen Admission Requirements


  • Complete and submit a paper or electronic application for admission.
  • Pay the non-refundable $35 application fee. (Kutztown University subscribes to the CEEB fee waiver program. Students
    can request submission of the fee waiver form through their school counselor.)
  • Request an official copy of the high school transcript be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. GED results must be sent directly from the Department of Education.
  • Submit SAT or ACT test scores. Test scores must be received electronically from the testing service or submitted as a part of the official high school transcript.  (SAT code for KU: 2653 / ACT code for KU: 3706)
  • Freshmen applicants graduating in 2013 and beyond must meet the following course requirements, which may be in progress  when they apply for admission: 
    • Four years of Language Arts: English I, II, III, and IV
    • Three years of Mathematics: The equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry, and a third-year course in either Algebra II or a rigorous course based in Probability/Statistics
    • Three years of Science: The equivalent of Biology (with lab), Chemistry (with lab) and any other inquiry-based lab or technical science course such as Physics, Engineering, Environmental, or Earth Science.
    • Three years of Social Studies: Civics, U.S. History, World History, Geography, and Economics
  • Some academic programs may have different requirements for admission which may lengthen the admission process. Please visit the Undergraduate Programs website for more information. The following programs require additional items: Art Education, Communication Design, Crafts, Studio Art, Music, and Music Education.

Application Checklist:

         Check Mark  Admissions application

         Check Mark  $35.00 processing fee (non-refundable)

         Check Mark  Official high school transcript

         Check Mark  SAT or ACT (SAT code: 2653; ACT code: 3706)

         Check Mark  Dual-enrollment transcripts and/or

                       AP test scores if applicable

         Check Mark  Supplemental material if applicable

                       (portfolio, art test, or musical audition)

Recommended Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Students

These are preferred deadlines, but we have rolling admissions.

Fall semester: December 1
Spring semester: December 14

Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: December 14