Other Admissions Options
Kutztown University offers many alternative enrollment options for students who wish to continue or start their education.
The following students should contact the Registrar's Office at 610-683-4485 for assistance with enrolling at KU:
- Readmit: a former Kutztown University student who plans to re-enter and has not taken classes at another college/university since leaving KU
- PASSHE Visiting Students: a student currently enrolled in one of the other 13 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions who wishes to take coursework at KU
- Consortium: a student currently enrolled in one of the Berks County colleges or universities who plans to take a course at KU through cross-registration. Visit the Registrar's Office at your school for details.
- Transient: a student currently enrolled in another college or university who wishes to take coursework at KU
- Non-degree or non-credit: Students interested in taking coursework without seeking a degree
Special Enrollment Programs for High School Students
High school students wishing to take college-level classes at Kutztown University concurrently with their high school coursework should contact the Registrar's Office at 610-683-1323 for more information.
The Early Admission Program, which replaces a student's senior year in high school, is also available to academically qualified students. Requirements include parental approval, the recommendation and approval of the superintendent and principal, a list of courses that will qualify the student for high school graduation, completion of the undergraduate application for admission, and a $35 application fee. The SAT and ACT should be completed and scores sent to the university (KU's code numbers are SAT 2653 and ACT 3706). An official copy of the high school transcript must be sent as well.
Certification (Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification)
A student who has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university in one field of study and who wishes to obtain a teaching certificate is classified as an initial certification student. Teacher Certification candidates use the College of Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification application. For further information and to obtain a printed application for the certification program, please call the Office for the Dean of Education directly at (610) 683-4332.
Services for Students with Disabilities/ADA
Kutztown University is committed to achieving equal educational opportunity and participation for students with disabilities. Students may contact Disability Services at (610) 683-4108. Students are required to submit updated documentation in order to receive accommodations. Students are encouraged to contact Disability Services early in the admissions process and discuss academic support and transition issues. Do not send documentation along with your admission application. Please send documentation directly to:
Director of Disability Services
215 Stratton Administration Center
P.O. Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530
Kutztown University welcomes applications from students who have been homeschooled. Please review the guidelines under the new students or transfer students sections, as well as the following information:
- Homeschooled applicants should submit a grade transcript if available and the official evaluation for each grade from 9 to 11. A final grade transcript, if applicable, and evaluation must be submitted when the final year of homeschooling is complete.
- All homeschooled applicants are required to submit at least one set of scores on the SAT or the ACT.
- If an official high school diploma is not awarded by an agency, homeschooled applicants must submit a copy of the General Education Development Exam (GED) diploma and the GED scores from all five sections of the test. This information must be mailed directly from the Department of Education of the state issuing the diploma.
- Interviews for homeschooled applicants are not required, but they are strongly encouraged for students graduating when they are younger than 17 years old.
Kutztown University welcomes the return to higher education of students who did not complete their degrees for various reasons. Such students should be aware that courses taken in their major discipline ten years or more prior to the resumption of study may not be counted toward graduation. Such courses may no longer be considered to be current or may no longer be required for the degree.
The Registrar determines the acceptability of these credits. However, students may request the re-evaluation of the Registrar's decision by submitting a petition to the Undergraduate Exceptions Committee.
Recommended Application Deadlines
First-year and transfer students are encouraged to apply by July 15th for the Fall 2013 semester.