Early Application Process

Application open Nov. 14, 2023- March 2, 2024

Learn more about how students can apply for this one-of-a-kind program and gain real-world on-the-job experience while also earning a bachelor's degree!

Important Dates:

  • Virtual Information Sessions Nov 13, 2023 and Jan. 2, 2024 6 p.m. CST
  • In-Person Information and Tour Session Feb. 29, 2024
    -Includes tour of KSU-Salina campus, Great Plains, Question and Answer, Student Panel.

-Invite-only: Great Plains Scholars Program Scholarship Weekend April 5-6, 2024

To early apply you must:

Apply and be admitted to K-State Salina in one of the following programs:

Submit separate early application that includes:

  • Personal Statement: This statement should explain why you feel you can be successful at Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. You must address past academic performance, as well as express a thoughtful plan regarding future academic achievement, personal growth. Students should also include any other information they feel is relevant. The recommended length is 5-6 paragraphs or 1-2 pages. File types accepted are: DOC, DOCX, and PDF.
  • Academic Reference: You will be asked for the name, job title, email, and phone number of an academic reference. We recommend informing the person you list prior to completing the form and following up to confirm they submitted their reference. The high school official you list on your form will be sent a link to provide a reference addressing the following:
    1. Your preparedness for college-level academics at a four-year institution.
    2. Your attitude toward academics and willingness to utilize available resources.
    3. Your likelihood of succeeding at Kansas State University while working for Great Plains Manufacturing.

The reference will be sent directly to our office.

  • Official High School Transcript: Can be emailed to k-state@k-state.edu or mailed to Office of Recruitment and Admissions, 119 Anderson Hall, 919 Mid-Campus Dr. North, Manhattan, KS 66506.