Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Qualified Admissions

If you are a Kansas resident who will graduate from an accredited high school during the 2015-2016 academic year or later, you can guarantee admission to Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, and Kansas State University by completing the Qualified Admissions or Kansas Scholars curriculum and the following:

  • 2.0 GPA in the Kansas Qualified Admissions curriculum AND
  • ACT score of at least 21; OR
  • SAT score of at least 980; OR
  • Graduate in the top 1/3rd of your class

University of Kansas requires completion of the Qualified Admissions or Kansas Scholars curriculum and the following:

  • 2.0+ GPA in theKansas Qualified Admissions curriculumand
  • 3.0+ overall GPA and 24+ ACT (1090+ SAT) or
  • 3.25+ overall GPA and 21+ ACT (980+ SAT )
  • If applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on any college credit taken in high school

Subject Area

Kansas Regents

Qualified Admission Curriculum

Kansas Scholars

Curriculum

Language Arts

4 Credits

1.0 credit each year (.5 credit may be speech)

4 Credits

Same as Qualified Admission Curriculum

See column for your graduating year.

Mathematics

3 Credits*

3 credits at or above

Algebra 1 taken during 9th through 12th grades

AND

students must score a 22 in the Math on the ACT

OR

4 Credits*

4 credits at or above Algebra 1 taken during 9th through 12th grades with one taken in the graduating year.

4 Credits

1.0 Algebra 1*

1.0 Geometry

1.0 Algebra 2

1.0 credit beyond Algebra 2

*Algebra taken in the 8th grade is accepted.

Science

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry or Physics

1.0 Elective, except Astronomy

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry

1.0 Physics

A fourth year of science is recommended

Social Studies

3 Credits

1.0 US History

.5 US Government

.5 World History or

World Geography

1.0 Electives

3 Credits

1.0 US History

.5 US Government

.5 World History or World Geography

1.0 Approved KS Scholars elective

World Language

NONE

2 Credits

(Same Language)

Physical Education

1 Credit

.5 JROTC

.5 activity class

1 Credit

.5 Health

.5 activity class (JROTC)

Fine Arts

1 Credit

1 Credit

Financial Literacy

.5 Credit

Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics or

Entrepreneurship

.5 Credit

Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics or Entrepreneurship

Elective

Credits

8.5-9.5 Credits*

3 credits from the following: English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Computer/Information Systems, Foreign Language, Personal Finance, Speech, Debate, Forensics, Journalism, Career and Technical Education

6.5 Credits

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