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ADMISSION TO THE J-School:

Path 1: Direct admission from high school
Students must first meet admission requirements for the University of Kansas

Students will be considered for admission directly out of high school if they:
   
•  Have composite 24 ACT / 1090 SAT (or higher) and
   
•  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or higher)
   •  Apply to KU and indicate journalism as your intended major

     

Path 2: Transfer Students
Students must first meet admission requirements for the University of Kansas

Considered for Admission if:
   
•  Complete/enroll in 24 or more credit hours (at KU or elsewhere) with 2.5 GPA or higher and
   
•  Complete/enroll in JOUR 101 (or equivalent) by application period and earn C or higher 

     

Current KU Students

Considered for Admission if:
   
•  Complete/enroll in 24 or more credit hours (at KU or elsewhere) with 2.5 KU GPA or higher and
   
•  Complete/enroll in JOUR 101 by application period and earn C or higher and
   
•  Apply to J-School by Feb. 15 or Sept. 15

Application available at the beginning of each semester.
Admission is competitive. If the school must set an admissions quota, students with the highest ACT (or SAT) scores and grade-point average will be accepted.

 


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Undergrad Admission Questions?

For more information see our undergraduate FAQs, or contact the advising office at: jadvising@ku.edu
785-864-4080 or come by Stauffer-Flint Hall - room 117.

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