Incoming Freshmen

Admission to the Department of Design is selective and competitive. Students can complete the online University of Kansas application by going to admissions.ku.edu. This application serves as the application for admission to KU, admission to the Department of Design, and eligibility for scholarships

Requirements for Fall 2019 Applicants

Direct Admission

Please apply to KU by Nov. 1 to be considered for direct admission to the Department of Design. Students must be admissible to KU by assured admission and meet both of these academic requirements: 

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.4+ GPA on a 4.0-point scale

Deadlines

  • Must apply by Nov. 1

Students who meet direct admission requirements do not submit a portfolio. 


Admission by Review 

Students who do not meet the direct admission criteria, or apply after Nov. 1, may be considered for admission by a review.  Students must submit a portfolio and meet at least one of these academic requirements: 

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) or 3.0+ GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit portfolio 

Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline - Nov. 1
  • Final Deadline - Feb. 1

Portfolios are not reviewed until after the deadlines. Decision letters are sent one month after the deadline. 


Application Deadlines

  • Nov. 1: Direct Admission, Priority Consideration for Admission by Review, and University Scholarships
  • Feb. 1: Final Consideration for Admission by Review

Requirements for Fall 2020 Applicants

Admission is selective and competitive. Applicants must submit a portfolio and must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review:

21+ ACT (1060+ SAT) and 3.25+ GPA 

or 

24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.0+ GPA


Portfolio:

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration - Nov. 1
  • Final Deadline - Feb. 1

Portfolios are not reviewed until after the deadlines. Decision letters are sent approximately one month after the deadline. 


 

Questions? 

If you have any questions about your application to the Department of Design please contact design@ku.edu.


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