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Undergraduate Admissions


INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENTS

2015 High School Graduates (Earlier grads, scroll down!)

Congratulations!! You are a SENIOR!! We want to make the application process EASY for you because you are busy!

STEP 1. Apply for admission to Emporia State

STEP 2. Pay the $30 Board of Regents application fee online, or request a fee waiver by having your counselor send us confirmation of free/reduced lunch, an ACT/SAT Waiver, or your AVID/Gear Up/Upward Bound participation. Your counselor can email this waiver form to Mr. Lyndel Landgren at llandgre@emporia.edu or send by mail to the address below. This fee is required to continue the processing of your application for admission.

STEP 3. Ask your counselor to send us:

    • Your transcript, your class rank and a list of your senior classes by mail, by fax (620.341.5599), by email to Roxie Pearson at rpearson@emporia.edu, or through the Parchment electronic transcript delivery service.
    • Your ACT/SAT score, including your subscores, if you’ve taken the test!
    • OR you may self-report your high school classes, class rank and ACT scores. Choose your self-report form based on the type of schedule your high school (or homeschool) uses; SEMESTER, TRIMESTER, or QUARTER.

MAILING ADDRESS: Emporia State Admissions, Campus Box 4034, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801

STEP 4. THAT'S ALL THAT YOU NEED TO DO TO APPLY! Your Admissions Counselor will contact you regarding your application status. Find your Admissions Counselor here!

Qualified Admissions

Below is a summary of the Kansas Board of Regents requirements for admission to all state universities in Kansas. For May/June 2015 high school graduates starting Summer/Fall 2015, the following admission requirements will go into effect. For unconditional admission, students need to complete the following courses in high school:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Social Science
  • 3 years of Science, including Chemistry or Physics
  • 3 years of Electives
  • 3 years of Math – Algebra I, II and Geometry AND achieve at least a 22 Math Subscore on the ACT*

*If you haven’t taken the ACT yet, or have below a 22 Math Subscore, be sure to enroll in a 4th year of math your senior year! One semester of College Algebra (taken for college credit) will count as your 4th year of Math!

 You will be unconditionally admitted to Emporia State if:

  • You’ve earned a 21 ACT (or 980 SAT) OR rank in the Top 1/3 of your Class AND
  • You’ve Completed the QA Core classes listed above with a 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 for students from any state other than Kansas) in those courses AND
  • You’ve earned a 22 Math Subscore OR completed a 4th year of Math.
  • If you enroll in college courses during high school, it is also required that you achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher in those courses.

IF YOU DON'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, PLEASE APPLY! There are other options for admission to Emporia State University!

Best wishes for an outstanding senior year! We look forward to working with you!

GO HORNETS! Stingers Up!

Emporia State Admissions, Campus Box 4034, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801

877.468.6378

Admission for students who graduated prior to May/June 2015, or completed the GED or High School Equivalency Test

If you graduated from high school prior to May/June 2015, or received your GED or High School Equivalency Test, and did not attend another college or university after graduation, you’ll apply as a freshman.

Step 1. Fill out the application for admission.

Step 2. Pay the $30 application fee

Step 3. Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to ESU (only if you're under the age of 21)

Step 4. Have your high school transcript, GED or High School Equivalency scores sent to ESU. We'll need official scores mailed to us at the address the bottom of this page OR faxed directly from your high school/test center to 620.341.5599, OR hand-delivered to our office (Memorial Union 105) in a sealed envelope, or sent through the Parchment electronic transcript delivery service.

  • If you are 21 or over and have graduated from an accredited high school or received an overall GED score of 2550, with subscores of 510 or higher, you will be admitted to ESU.
  • If you took the test prior to July 1, 2002, you'll need 50 or more points on each sub-test and an overall score of 250 or higher.
  • If you or took the test after January 1, 2014, you'll need to score 150 or more points on each sub-test and an overall score of 680 or higher.
  • Also, if you took the High School Equivalency (HiSET) test on or after January 1, 2014, you'll need an overall score of at least 75 points and a minimum score of 8 points on each subtest.

Step 5. Send transcripts from any college credit you have earned while in high school or prior to earning your GED/High School equivalency. College transcripts may be mailed directly to us from the college or univeristy you attended to the address the bottom of this page OR hand-delivered to our office (Memorial Union 105) in a sealed envelope, or sent through the Parchment electronic transcript delivery service. Faxed college transcripts aren't considered official at this time.

If you started high school before fall 2011, and will be less than 21 years of age on the first day of your first semester at Emporia State, the Qualified Admissions information below is for you:

Emporia State, along with the other five Kansas Regents Universities, has been following Qualified Admissions standards since August of 2001. You will automatically be admitted to Emporia State by meeting ONE of these requirements.

  • Achieve an ACT Score of 21 or above, or a verbal+math SAT score of 980 or above.
  • Rank in the top one-third of your high school’s graduating class.
  • Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average.
    Students from out of state must have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a comparable curriculum

The Precollege Curriculum is listed below:

  • 4 approved units of English; one unit taken each year of high school
  • 3 units of Natural Science; one unit must be Chemistry or Physics
  • 3 units of Math; Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or any math course that has Algebra II as a prerequisite.
  • 3 units of Social Science; one unit of US History, 1/2 unit of US Government, 1/2 unit of World History, World Geography or International Relations. There is a list of additional courses that may be used to complete the requirement here.

Please let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to working with you!

GO HORNETS! Stingers Up!

Emporia State Admissions, Campus Box 4034, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801

877.468.6378

go2esu@emporia.edu