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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: Change of school admission

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 GPA or higher and
   
•  Complete/enroll in JOUR 101 by application period and earn C or higher and
   
•  Apply to J-School by Feb. 1 or Sep. 1

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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Learn about careers, internships & jobs

The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. 

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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study
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Contact: 
Ashley Anguiano
785-864-4768
Undergrad Admission Questions?

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