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Freshmen Admission Requirements

The following standards apply to students planning to attend PSU prior to summer 2015.  For students applying summer 2015 and beyond, there will be new admission standards for all Kansas, four-year public universities. 

(Click here for information about students applying for summer 2015 and beyond)

Incoming freshmen students under the age of 21 (with fewer than 24 college credits completed)

Students are encouraged to submit an application and partial high school transcript anytime after their junior year of high school.  Transcripts may be mailed or faxed (620.235.6003) to the Office of Admission.  Faxed transcripts from the school will be used for admission and scholarship consideration only.  Official final transcripts sent directly from the high school to PSU will be required to complete your admission file.

Students graduating from an accredited high school must meet one of the following:

  1. ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR
  2. Rank in the top 1/3 of high school graduating class OR
  3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA (2.5 non-residents) on a 4.0 scale* OR
  4. Twenty-four or more transferable college credit hours with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

*The pre-college curriculum includes:

      4 units of English

      3 units of Math (Algebra I and above taken in grades 9-12)

      3 units of Natural Science (at least one unit must be Chemistry or Physics)

      3 units of Social Science 

Students graduating from an unaccredited high school or homeschooled must meet the following:

  1.      ACT Composite score of 21 or higher

GED recipients must meet the following:

Kansas residents

  1. Complete the General Education Development (GED) test with an overall score of not less than 2,550 points (minimum 510 on each subscore)

Non-residents

  1. Complete the General Education Development (GED) test with an overall score of not less than 2,550 points (minimum 510 on each subscore) AND
  2. ACT Composite score of 21 or higher

Incoming freshmen students 21 years of age and older

  1. Graduate from an accredited high school OR
  2. Complete the General Education Development (GED) test with an overall score of not less than 2,550 points and a minimum of 510 on each subscore

There are provisions for a small number of exceptions to the qualified admission standards above.  If a student does not meet any of the requirements listed, the admission application will be reviewed individually before an admission decision is made.  Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.

Admission requirements beginning Summer 2015

Incoming freshmen students under the age of 21 (with fewer than 24 college credits completed)

Students are encouraged to submit an application and partial high school transcript anytime after their junior year of high school.  Transcripts may be mailed or faxed (620.235.6003) to the Office of Admission.  Faxed transcripts from the school will be used for admission and scholarship consideration only.  Official final transcripts sent directly from the high school to PSU will be required to complete your admission file.

Students graduating from an accredited high school must meet the following:

  1. Complete the pre-college curriculum (or equivalent for non-residents) with at least a 2.0 GPA (2.5 for non-residents) on a 4.0 scale*

AND

  1. ACT composite score of 21 or higher

OR

  1. Rank in the top 1/3 of high school graduating class

AND (if applicable)

  1. Achieve at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credits

*The pre-college curriculum includes:

  • 4 units of English (one unit taken each year of high school)
  • 4 units of Math (Algebra I and above, one unit taken each year of high school)
  • 3 units of Natural Science (at least one unit must be Chemistry or Physics)
  • 3 units of Social Science
  • 3 units of Electives (taken from the following subjects:  English, Math, Natural Sciences, Social

Science, Fine Arts, Computer/Information Systems, Foreign Languages, Personal Finance, Speech, Debate, Forensics, Journalism and Career Technical Education)       

Students graduating from an unaccredited high school or homeschooled must meet the following:

  1. Complete the pre-college curriculum or equivalent with at least a 2.0 GPA (2.5 for non-residents) on a 4.0 scale

AND

  1. ACT composite score of 21 or higher

AND (if applicable)

  1. Achieve at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credits

GED recipients must meet the following:

  1. Complete the General Education Development (GED) test with an overall score of not less than 2,550 points (minimum 510 on each subscore)

     AND

  1. ACT composite score of 21 or higher

     AND (if applicable)

  1. Achieve at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credits

Incoming freshmen students 21 years of age and older

  1. Graduated from an accredited or unaccredited high school or homeschool (unaccredited high school or homeschool not applicable for non-residents)

     OR

  1. Completed the General Education Development (GED) test with an overall score of not less than 2,550 points and a minimum of 510 on each subscore

There are provisions for a small number of exceptions to the qualified admission standards above.  If a student does not meet any of the requirements listed, the admission application will be reviewed individually before an admission decision is made.  Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.