Applying as a new freshman
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Submit your application for admission to K-State Salina, which will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.
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Admission requirements for incoming freshmen
New admission requirements are in the final approval stages with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Admission to the university is test-optional and requires achieving:
- A cumulative high school GPA (weighted or unweighted) of 3.25 or higher OR
- ACT composite score of 21, or an SAT ERW+M score of 1060 or higher
AND, if applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA on all college credit taken in high school.
If you do not meet these assured requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.
Step-by-step guide for incoming freshmen
Apply for admission
Our online application takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Submitting your application for admission will also trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships/awards.
Admission and scholarship priority date: March 15
Kansas State University is also a member of Common App. If you prefer, sign in to Common App and add Kansas State University to My Colleges.
Submit ACT/SAT scores
K-State is test optional, which means admission can be granted using other academic information. However, most university scholarships and awards for freshmen require an ACT or SAT. You can submit your test scores through April 30 of your senior year.
K-State offers a number of scholarships for incoming freshmen. Submitting your application for admission will trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships and awards. Apply by the March 15 priority date for full scholarship consideration. Additionally, there are even more scholarship/award opportunities beyond general university awards, so make sure to check them all out.
Student financial assistance has many resources to give you confidence as you complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is available Oct. 1. Our priority FAFSA deadline is Dec. 1.