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First-Time Undergraduate Admissions Process

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Admissions requirements

New, First-Time Undergraduates: Graduate from an accredited high school AND achieve one of the following: cumulative high school (unweighted) GPA of 2.25 or above | ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR a new SAT composite score of 1060 or higher. GED students requirements.

Apply in three easy steps

Apply for Admission

The first step is to apply for admission to ESU.

Send your transcripts

Send Emporia State your ACT or SAT score, high school transcripts and college transcripts if taking dual-credit courses. Official transcripts can be sent to transcript@emporia.edu, or sent to us in a sealed envelope in the mail. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded securely.

Apply for federal financial aid

Apply for federal financial aid on the FAFSA website and connect with the ESU Financial Aid Office by calling 620-341-5457 or emailing finaid@emporia.edu.

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

Enroll in classes at Hornet Connection.

GED students admission requirements

High School Equivalency/GED students admission requirements

Students who took the GED test on or after January 1, 2014 must meet the following:

Achieve an overall score of 680 points or higher

Achieve a score of 150 points or higher on each subset

Students who took the GED test between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2013 must meet the following:

Achieve an overall score of 2,550 points or higher

Achieve a score of 510 points or higher on each subset

Students who took the High School Equivalency Test (hiSET) must meet the following:

Achieve an overall score of 75 points or higher

Achieve a score of 8 points or higher on each subset

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620-341-5465 or email go2ESU@emporia.edu

Application status


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