State universities in Kansas follow Qualified Admissions (QA) criteria when admitting undergraduate students. These criteria are set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for the six state universities. The purpose of QA is to enhance success at the university level by ensuring students are prepared for the rigors of a university education. The institutions that use QA for admission are: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.
In December of 2010, the Kansas Board of Regents adopted changes to the qualified admissions standards. State universities will use the revised standards to evaluate admission applications beginning in summer 2015. Additionally, in December of 2012, the Board adopted qualified admissions standards specific to the University of Kansas. KU will use those standards to evaluate admission applications beginning in summer 2016.
These materials provide an overview of admission requirements at the six state universities. Read More.
The Kansas Board of Regents works with the Kansas State Department of Education to use the Kansas Course Code system to identify courses that meet the Qualified Admissions precollege curriculum requirements. A list of approved courses may be found here.
The Kansas Board of Regents has statutory authority to enact rules and regulations for admission to state universities. The Qualified Admissions Rules and Regulations were enacted to implement K.S.A. 76-717, the statute that details undergraduate admissions standards for state universities. The Qualified Admissions Rules and Regulations may be found on this website, full documentation is provided. Read More
The Kansas Scholars Scholarship is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school. Completion of the Kansas Scholars Curriculum is one component of the scholarship requirements.