A Parents and Families guide to the admissions process
Submitting an application to Kutztown is the first step for your son, daughter or family member who is interested in attending our university.
To prepare for higher education, Kutztown University strongly encourages students to pursue a college preparatory program in high school which consists of four years of English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science, along with two to four years of foreign language.
Prior to filling out an application, students should request an official copy of their high school transcript from their guidance counselors, and have it mailed directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. GED results need to be sent to the Department of Education.
Students need to complete the application for admission provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. KU accepts both paper and electronic applications. Fees for application are $35 and are non-refundable. Kutztown University subscribes to the CEEB fee-waiver program. Students should request submission of the fee waiver form through their guidance counselor.
Test scores from either the SAT or ACT test should also be submitted at this time.
Major specific requirements (i.e. portfolios for Studio Art and Art Ed/Crafts, art tests for Communication Design, and an audition/interview for Music/Music Education) need to be completed by the appropriate dates.
Kutztown University uses a rolling admissions process to review applications, which means that applications are reviewed and decisions made as soon as the application is complete and as long as space is available. A favorable admission decision is based upon the student's qualifications at the time of the offer and is contingent upon the maintenance of those standards through graduation from high school.
Upon acceptance, applicants need to make a non-refundable advance registration deposit of $200. Students requesting on-campus housing will be required to submit an additional non-refundable room deposit as well.
Although interviews are not required for admission, we encourage you to visit the KU campus with your family members to learn all you can about student life and specific academic programs, or to meet faculty, administrators and other students.