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New Freshmen

Ready to become a Wildcat? Follow these simple steps to apply to Kansas State University Salina. Go cats!

Graduate and online students should follow different steps to apply.

1. Review the admissions requirements.

If you graduated from an accredited high school and meet any two of these three criteria, you will be eligible for admission to K-State:

  • Achieve a 21 or higher composite score on the ACT assessment or a 980 or higher on the SAT I, CR + M. Most students take the test in their junior or senior year of high school. Ask your high school counselor for a schedule of test dates.
  • Rank in the top third of your graduating class.
  • Complete the Kansas precollege curriculum with a 2.0 GPA. Out-of-state residents must earn a 2.5 or higher GPA.

2. Apply for admission and scholarships.

Apply for scholarships at the same time you apply for admission. November 1 is the priority date for freshmen to submit their applications for K-State scholarships.


If you are a high school senior, transfer student, readmit student or international student, apply for admission and scholarships all at once.

Printable applications are available for freshmen and transfers (PDF) and returning students (PDF).

Online/distance learning students

If you are taking only online or off-campus courses, begin by selecting your course and completing a short non-degree seeking application.

3. Send transcripts and ACT scores.

ACT and SAT scores

Take the ACT on one of the national test dates. October or December is recommended. Have your scores sent to K-State by entering the ACT college code number for K-State (1428) on the test registration form. SAT scores may substitute for ACT scores. K-State's SAT college code number is 6334. K-State does not require the writing component of the ACT or the essay component of the SAT.


Submit proof of graduation or high school transcripts. Have your high school send an official copy of your high school transcript at the time of application.

Have any college transcripts sent. If you have enrolled in any college courses while attending high school, have each college send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions.

Student copies of transcripts, personal copies of test results and test scores noted on high school transcripts are not considered official records.

Send transcripts and documents to:

Office of Admissions 
Kansas State University 
119 Anderson Hall 
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102 
Fax: 785-532-6393
Advanced credit

If you enrolled in advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs, you may be able to earn credit.

4. Apply for housing.

Join the majority of students who call campus home. If you'll be living in a residence hall, apply for housing.

5. Apply for financial assistance.

After you apply for admission and scholarships, your next step is to see if you qualify for financial aid.

Financial aid

After you or your parents file taxes, fill out the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. March 1 is the priority date for the FAFSA. K-State's federal school code is 001928.

6. Attend an enrollment day & orientation.

After you're accepted for admission, you'll register to attend an enrollment day program. Watch your email inbox for an invitation. You'll sign up for classes and meet professors and current students.