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Admission to the KU School of Education

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Incoming Freshmen

All high school juniors and seniors, as well as other individuals, will need to apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Kansas through the Office of Admission: apply.ku.edu

Once admitted to the University of Kansas as a freshman student, all pre-education majors will be advised and invited to apply for admission to an undergraduate professional program within the School of Education.

Transfer Students

Individuals interested in transferring coursework from another institution will need to apply for transfer admission to the University of Kansas through the Office of Admission: apply.ku.edu/transfer.  

Once admitted to the University of Kansas, all pre-education majors will be advised and invited to apply for admission to an undergraduate professional program within the School of Education.

Undergraduate Professional Program (Pre-Ed Students at KU)

Current KU students (freshman or transfer) will need to apply to their undergraduate professional program during their first (or second) year at KU. Each undergraduate professional program (teacher education programs, as well as Community Health, Exercise Science, and Sport Management) has individual admissions requirements and application deadlines: soe.ku.edu/apply

Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas: graduate.ku.edu/apply.

Please note that each individual graduate program offered through the School of Education has a unique set of program application requirements and application deadlines. Visit your graduate program web page for additional details: soe.ku.edu/academics.

Online Programs

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission to the School of Education’s online graduate certificates and online Master’s degree programs through the Office of Graduate Studies: graduate.ku.edu/apply

Please note that each individual online graduate program and graduate certificate has a unique set of program application requirements. Visit your online graduate program web page for additional details: educationonline.ku.edu

International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the School of Education based on their level of degree/education interest:

Edwards Campus Students

For the undergraduate degree completion programs at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, most transfer students should have already completed the majority of their general education requirements and prerequisites. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact a program advisors before applying as a transfer student to KU: admission.ku.edu/transfer.

Graduate students interested in applying to the School of Education at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas: graduate.ku.edu/apply.

Declaring a minor

KU students who wish to declare a minor offered by the KU School of Education can do so online: soe.ku.edu/minor.


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Drop-ins Are Accepted, Appointments Are Preferred
Check in at the KU School of Education Welcome Center (JRP Hall, #208) (map)
Weekdays approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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