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Distance Transfer Student Admissions Process

Transferring to ESU is easy

Campus in Fall

Admission requirements

24+ transferable credit hours AND 2.0+ GPA on transferring hours OR 2.0+ GPA on transferring hours AND 1+ freshmen admission requirement (21+ ACT score OR 1060+ SAT score OR 2.25+ unweighted GPA)

Transfer to ESU in three steps


There is a $30 application fee for transfer students who are taking classes entirely online or at one of our distance locations. Application fees can be paid online through the application portal, in person through the admissions office or by phone at 620-341-5465.

Send transcripts

Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded directly into your admissions application or securely on the secure upload page. Official transcripts can be sent to, or mailed to ESU Admissions, 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4034, Emporia, KS 66801.

Apply for FAFSA

Visit the FAFSA website and fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 to get the best award amounts. You have the option to send your FAFSA directly to Emporia State with school code 001927.

Next steps

Apply for scholarships

Apply for additional ESU scholarships through the Scholarship Library. Official transcripts are required for scholarships to be awarded.

Enroll in classes

To enroll, you will need to contact your Academic Advisor.

Contact + Application Status

Contact us

Contact for more information.

Application status

Log back into the application portal to check your application's status.