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Admission Information for
Incoming Freshmen

If you are, or soon will be, a high school graduate and have not yet enrolled in college or have fewer than 24 college credit completed this page is for you. Admission to Pittsburg State University is easy.

Continuing your education is an important investment in your future and we are excited that you are considering Pitt State! Our friendly atmosphere and nationally recognized academic programs make Pitt State a great place for your future to begin.

You have a lot of decisions in front of you and Pitt State wants to make it as easy as possible.

Freshmen Admission

We’re excited that you’re considering Pittsburg State, where we make it easy for students to apply for freshman admission. This is available for you if:

  • You have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or receive a high school equivalency diploma, and
  • You have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a high school equivalency diploma or you have fewer than 24 college credits completed.

Admission requirements

Students are encouraged to submit an application for admission any time after their junior year of high school.  Self-reported academic information will be used for initial admission and scholarship consideration.  Students will need a copy of test scores and a partial high school transcript listing senior coursework to complete the Application for Admission and Scholarships.

Admission requirements will differ depending on high school graduation year or age.  Please select the appropriate category for details:

Class of 2015 and Beyond

  • Graduates from accredited high school
  • Graduates from unaccredited high school or home school
  • Graduates with a high school equivalency diplomas

Class of 2013 and 2014

  • Graduates from accredited high school
  • Graduates from unaccredited high school or home school
  • Graduates with a high school equivalency diplomas

Students 21 years of age and older

Admission Checklist

  • Schedule a campus visit
    Campus visits are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Simply call 1-800-854-PITT (7488) or at Visit Us page.  We also offer specialized visit events throughout the year.
  • Submit the Application for Admission and Scholarships online and pay the $30 application fee. The PSU scholarship application priority deadline is February 1st.  Have a copy of your test scores and a high school transcript, including GPA and course grades, available to complete the application.
  • Register for the ACT and have your scores sent to PSU (our school code is 1449).  Remember, taking the ACT twice may increase your score and improve your scholarship opportunities. 
  • If you have taken college coursework, have your college or university transcripts sent directly to Pitt State.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon after January 1 as possible. 
  • Complete the online University Housing contract in February.
  • Register for Pitt C.A.R.E.S (orientation and enrollment for new students).  Registration will be open in February to Freshmen who have been admitted to PSU.
  • Once you've graduated from high school, have an official final high school transcript with graduation date sent to PSU.

Important Deadlines

  • September/October – Now is the time to start applying for admission and scholarships
    Financial aid cannot be processed without your application for admission on file.
    Apply for admission and scholarships
  • February 1st  If you plan to apply for PSU scholarships, your Application for Admission and Scholarships must be received by this date for priority consideration.  It is important that all academic information, including high school GPA and ACT scores, are reported by this date.
  • February:  Students who have applied for admission receive University Housing contract information in early February.
    Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • March 1st  Applying for financial aid?  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date for priority consideration.
    Apply online anytime after January 1st.
  • February –  Register for Pitt State's freshmen orientation program called Pitt C.A.R.E.S. Registration information is mailed in early February to students who have been admitted.
    Dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Register for Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Connect with Undergraduate Admission

Pitt C.A.R.E.S.
New student orientation

Pitt C.A.R.E.S.<br />New student orientation

Freshmen Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Transfer Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs

Helping a new student transition into a university environment