Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I send my transcripts?

Transcripts may be sent by mail to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Strong Hall, Room 313
Lawrence, KS 66045

If your institution offers transcripts via electronic delivery, they may be sent to graduateadm@ku.edu. NOTE: Electronic transcripts are accepted only via an electronic delivery service. Emailed or faxed transcripts are not considered official.


What is required on the online application?

Proof of a bachelor's degree (plus any post-bachelor's coursework/degrees) is required, as well as proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers. Individual programs will have additional admissions requirements. Go to the Admission Requirements page for more information.


Does KU offer conditional admission?

No. Applicants may not be admitted conditionally, as all applicants must demonstrate that they have met all requirements for admission to graduate study. See next FAQ for information about the provisional admission category.


I have some deficiencies in my application. Can I still be admitted?

At the discretion of the program, applicants may be admitted provisionally. Applicants who meet the minimum bachelor's degree requirement but who have one or more deficiencies in grade-point average, prerequisite course work, or other areas as determined by the department or program, but who meet all other admission standards, may be admitted on a provisional basis. See the admissions policy for more information.


What are the English requirements?

English requirements can be found here.


What's the status of my application?

You may check the status of your application on your application status page. Contact the program directly for more information. Each program has its own timeline for decisions.


I was just admitted. Why do I have a Graduate Admissions hold on my enrollment account?

Holds are placed for those offered admission who did not provide official transcripts showing degree conferral at the time of admission. Holds are placed for the second semester of enrollment. Visit the Transcripts page for more information.


How can I get the Graduate Admissions hold removed?

The hold will be removed when we receive an official, final copy of your bachelor's transcript (as well as any post-bachelor's coursework/degrees). Transcripts may be sent by mail to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Strong Hall, Room 313
Lawrence, KS 66045

If your institution offers transcripts via electronic delivery, they may be sent to graduateadm@ku.edu. NOTE: Electronic transcripts are accepted only via an electronic delivery service. Emailed or faxed transcripts are not considered official.


Can I get a copy of my transcripts and test scores to send to another institution?

Official documents, including transcripts and test scores, will become part of the application record and will not be released to applicants, admitted students or any third party.


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