First-Time Undergraduate Admissions Process
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At ESU we have the secret sauce that will help you get results as a student, and as a graduate! We’ve outlined the admissions process and requirements for you below. If you have questions, call us at 620-341-5465 or email go2ESU@emporia.edu.
Step-by-Step Guide to Applying
- Apply to ESU. Complete your online application and pay the $30 application fee or send in the Kansas Fee Waiver.pdf if applicable.
- Send Emporia State your ACT or SAT score, high school transcripts and college transcripts if taking dual-credit courses. Transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply for federal financial aid on the FAFSA website and connect with the ESU Financial Aid Office by calling 620-341-5457 or emailing email@example.com.
- Once you are admitted, you will receive an acceptance letter with your login information and student E-Number. Go to the Hornet 365 First Time User page to activate your account.
- Check your scholarship eligibility by browsing through available scholarships.
- Register for Hornet Connection. At Hornet Connection you will enroll in classes and receive your Hornet ID.
Admissions Requirements for New, First Time Undergraduates
Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA (2.5 for non-Kansas residents) AND achieve one of the following:
- An ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR
- A New SAT (after Feb. 2016) composite score of 1060 or higher OR
- Rank in the top ⅓ of graduating class.
If you do not meet either of the guaranteed requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.
Pre-College Curriculum for Kansas Residents
- Four units of English, one half units of which may be speech
- Three units of natural science, one unit of which must be chemistry or physics
- Three units of math if student achieves a 22+ sub score on the ACT math section, otherwise 4 units of math that includes algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and any math course that has algebra II as a prerequisite and is taken in the 9th through 12th years
- Three units of social science which must include instruction in U.S. history, U.S. government, and geography
High School Equivalency/GED students
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