Preparing Educators as Leaders

Advising Prospective Students

How to get advising

Joseph R. Pearson HallWalk-ins are accepted (but appointments preferred).

  • Check in at room 208 of JRP Hall (map) weekdays approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment
soeadvising@ku.edu
785-864-9616

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Prospective students who are interested in entering School of Education programs may make individual appointments with an advisor. They should also sign up for a group advising session at least once a semester to check their progress and to make sure they are on track for applying to the School of Education.

  1. Group Advising:
    Main enrollment for enrolling in spring classes is late October to mid-November and for fall classes, late March to mid-April. During main enrollment pre-education students—those who have not yet been admitted into the School of Education—will meet with a pre-education advisor during a group advising session. One on one advising sessions will not be available during this time. To ensure that the advisor to advisee ratio is low, these group sessions are small and each will have at least two advisors. In addition, if it is determined at that time that additional advising is needed an individual session will be scheduled. Students may schedule a group advising session on-line at the SOE website before main enrollment.
  2. Making individual appointments:
    Students are encouraged to make one on one appointment with pre-education advisors during times other than main enrollment. They can reach an advisor by either emailing soeadvising@ku.edu or calling (785) 864-9616.
  3. Admissions Requirements:
    • a. Teacher Education
      • 3.0 GPA is highly recommended for all students
      • 2.75 minimum GPA required
      • General education requirements
      • Essays and letters of reference
      • Applications are due every September
    • b. Health Sport Exercise Science
      • 3.0 GPA is highly recommended for all students
      • General education requirements
      • Applications are due in September or in February.
        Except
        • Health and Physical Education (February 3)
        • Athletic Training (May 1, first year at KU)
      • Current Capped programs
        • Exercise Science / Pre-Physical Therapy – 35 per semester
        • Sports Management may be moving to a capped admission number
    • Link to ETS website for teacher education students: Educational Testing Service

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