Undergraduate Application Information

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. In addition, all applicants must submit a portfolio.   

For graduate application information, requirements, and deadlines, please visit our website.

Incoming Freshmen

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.  

Change of School, Readmit, and Transfer Students

Deadlines:

  • Spring 2020: Oct. 1
  • Fall 2020: Feb. 1

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

International Students

International students should apply through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions. 

Requirements:

Deadlines: 

  • Spring 2020:
    • Transfer, Current KU Students, or Readmits: Oct. 1
  • Fall 2020:
    • Incoming Freshmen - Deadline for Priority Consideration: Nov. 1 
    • Incoming Freshmen - Deadline for Final Consideration: Feb. 1
    • Transfer, Current KU Students, or Readmits: Feb. 1

Questions? 

If you have questions about your application to the Department of Design please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Joan Weaver, at jweaver@ku.edu or 785-864-3167.

 

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