Admission to the Department of Design is selective and competitive. Complete the online application by going to admissions.ku.edu and selecting the School of Architecture and Design, then select your major. This application will serve as your application to KU, the Department of Design and University scholarships. In addition, students must submit a portfolio.
- Must have a 3.0+ cumulative GPA from previous institutions, including KU
- Complete online application
- Submit official transcripts to the KU Office of Admissions
- Submit portfolio
- Spring 2020: Oct. 1
- Fall 2020: Feb. 1
Transferring credits to KU
Utilize KU's credit transfer tool to learn more about how your courses may transfer to KU. Please note transfer studio courses with a grade of C+ or lower will not be accepted by the Department of Design for credit. Transfer general education courses with a grade of D+ or lower will not be accepted by the Department of Design for credit.
If you have questions about your application to the Department of Design please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Joan Weaver, at email@example.com or 785-864-3167.