Transfer AdmissionTransfer qualifications
Students who have earned college or university credit after high school graduation must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for admission to the university. The following programs of study require higher grade point averages.
For information regarding specific program requirements contact the college's dean's office or refer to the college's academic section of this catalog.
Students transferring fewer than 24 credit hours should see the Freshman Admission section in this catalog.
Transfer applicants who have earned less than 24 hours of transfer credit must also submit an official final high school transcript showing their graduation date and ACT results. Information about institutions previously attended must be furnished upon application and transcripts must be furnished regardless of the applicant's wishes concerning use of previously earned credit.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers an option to enter the university without declaring a specific program of study. This program is limited to students who have earned less than 60 college-level credit hours. If you have earned 60 or more credit hours you must specify a major.
All applicants to the College of Business Administration must begin their studies in pre-professional business administration. Students who have earned more than 75 college-level credits and have less than 2.5 GPA will not be admitted to the College of Business Administration.
All documentation should be sent to the Office of Admissions in Manhattan. Hand-carried or personally delivered transcripts are unofficial even though they carry the college seal and/or signatures that are placed on official records. All documents submitted become the property of the university and cannot be returned or copied.
Official evaluation of transfer credit is part of the admission procedure. Application of transfer credit toward degree requirements is determined by each college and major department.
University general education requirements for transfer students
Associate degree programs
Please note that the Kansas Board of Regents defines basic skills courses as separate from university general education. K-State basic skills courses include Expository Writing courses, College Algebra, and Public Speaking. Therefore, these courses will not fulfill your general education requirements.
Community college articulation
All credits of an associate degree are not necessarily applicable toward a baccalaureate degree; additional freshman, sophomore, and general education courses may be required to meet degree requirements.
The associate of applied science (AAS) and associate of general studies (AGS) degrees will only transfer into specific baccalaureate programs. Generally, these degrees will only apply toward bachelor degrees in areas related to technical occupations. Students who wish transfer credit from the AAS or AGS degree should seek a transcript evaluation from the college or major department to which they are applying for admission.
Course equivalency information on all Kansas community colleges is available on the web. Access this information to look up specific course transferability at www.ksu.edu/admit/tran.html.
Military evaluation for credit
The evaluation of documents includes DD-214, DD-295, certificates of completion, Defense Language Institute transcripts, Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston transcripts, and AARTS transcripts. Active military personnel may have their current, primary MOS evaluated, provided it has been validated by a performance evaluation within the last 12 months.
Credit awarded through military credential evaluation will be recorded on the K-State transcript at the time the student is admitted to a degree seeking program at K-State and enrolls in K-State courses.
In general, the university follows the recommendation given in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education as these recommendations apply to a student's K-State degree program. Kansas State University does not award physical education credit for basic training. Credit in military science is granted based on length of time in service and rank upon discharge. Military correspondence courses and courses which last less than two weeks are not recognized for college-level credit. Credits resulting from military evaluations granted by other institutions are not transferable to K-State.