University of Kansas

University of Kansas

as of 4/10/19

Upcoming KU Deadlines & Reminders

May 1: Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Paying the enrollment deposit reserves a student's spot in the incoming KU class. Students also need to pay the deposit before they can register for an orientation session and enroll in their first semester of classes. Encourage your students to make it official and save their place as a Jayhawk.

Once their enrollment deposit is paid, there are a few additional steps that need to be completed before classes begin in the fall.

If a student is unable to pay their enrollment deposit at this time, they may request a 
For your Juniors
As you are working with your juniors, please remind them of the following:
  • Register for the ACT or SAT so they are ready to apply for colleges. KU’s code is 1470 for the ACT and 6871 for the SAT.
  • Encourage students to explore their academic major. KU has a helpful tool available on our website that you can promote to your students – it is a MyMajors quiz:
  • Visit campus. KU is hosting Junior Days through May 3 or students can visit any time throughout the week. 
  • KU’s application for 2020 opens on July 1 so students can start applying at that time.

 as of 2/26/19

Upcoming KU Deadlines and Reminders

Beyond Crimson and Blue Counselor Day 
Join us on March 28 for an in-depth look at Pre-Med at KU. You'll hear about academics, medical school preparation, study abroad, and volunteer opportunities from our Pre-Med advisors, faculty, and students. Furthermore, you’ll be treated to a tour of our new Integrated Science Building.

Scholarship Hall Deadline March 1 
KU's scholarship halls have a lower housing rate because students complete four to six hours of weekly duties, such as cooking or cleaning for the 50-person community. The priority deadline to apply for these on-campus housing options is March 1.

FAFSA Awards
For students who filed the FAFSA, KU has emailed students and parents to learn about their KU financial awards. If students have questions, encourage them to email the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at

Spring Visits 
Visiting campus is one of the best ways for students to get a feel for life as a Jayhawk. We offer options including Admitted Senior DaysJayhawk Days, and Junior Days. Online registration is required for these visits.

Upcoming ACT deadline
The next ACT will be April 13 but the deadline to register is March 8. KU's ACT college code is 1470. KU will consider a student's best composite score, so we encourage students to take the ACT as many times as they wish to obtain the best result.

 as of 11/27/18

Upcoming KU Deadlines and Reminders

Upcoming Deadlines

  • KU’s FAFSA priority date is Dec. 1 - encourage admitted students to file theFAFSA if they have not already. They can continue to apply after this date.
  • For students interested in the Legal Education Accelerated Degree program (LEAD), encourage them to apply by the Dec. 1 priority date,
  • The Multicultural Scholars Program is taking applications, Their first priority date to apply is Jan. 2 and the final deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019.
  • The Business Leadership Program’s first application deadline is Dec. 1.  Students must be freshmen business admits, have a 28 ACT or higher (with 26 math ACT or higher) and a 3.5 GPA or higher to apply. Details can be found at
  • KU Student Housing begins an early review of scholarship hall applications each Nov. 1 and offers selected students a place in the scholarship hall community during the last week of each month. Offers continue throughout spring. For full consideration, apply by March 1. Students must fill out a housing contract and submit the scholarship hall application,

Spring Visit Registration Open
Our visit opportunities are customized for meeting student's goals based on where they are on their path to college. Encourage students to sign up for the campus visit that fits themRegistration can be done online at

A popular visit option for juniors is Junior Days. This 
full-day experience costs $15 per person, and includes:
  • an academic information session
  • a walking tour of campus led by a student ambassador
  • a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the DeBruce Center
  • a residence hall tour
  • a KU T-shirt
  • a light breakfast, and lunch at Mrs. E's
Registration for Spring 2019 Junior Days will open on January 4, 2019.

    Updated Test Scores or GPA
    Students who take the ACT or SAT in December should submit their scores to KU by Feb. 1. These are the last scores that can be used for scholarship reconsideration if a student applied by the Nov. 1 scholarship deadline.
    Also, if a student has an improved 7th semester GPA, they should submit it by Feb. 1. All updates can be self-reported at


    10/9/18 - Updates from SMU:
    • Beginning this semester, we will use the super-score of the ACT.  We have super-scored the SAT for many years. 
    • As well, we are accepting self-reported standardized test scores. More on those two initiatives can be found here - Admission FAQs.
    • is currently available for you to check the application status for your students. 
    • SMU requires the FAFSA and CSS Profile for students interested in applying for financial aid.
    • Our deadlines for Early Decision I and Early Action are November 1.

    Please reach out to us if you have questions. A list of admission officers by territory is listed here.

    For those of you attending College Board Forum this month in Dallas, we will be hosting counselor events on campus before and after the conference. 

    10/10/18 - This is a reminder to register for the annual High School Design competition on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. High School Design is a challenging, high-impact engineering competition, sponsored by the region's leading research program and a host of engineering industry partners.  This year the theme will be “World Wonders.” This free, student led and organized event is a wonderful way for your students to put their math and engineering skills to good use by competing against other incredible students from across the region in challenging competitions in the following disciplines: Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering (formerly known as Mindstorms), Programming, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Lunch and parking will be provided to all participating schools. Additionally, the competition judges will becorporate and industry contacts from Kiewit, Westar Energy, Textron Aviation and Burns & McDonnell. $12,000 in scholarships will be awarded to event winners by the KU School of Engineering. Competition winners will equally split a $2,000 scholarship applied to the students’ accounts if/when they attend The University of Kansas. Attached to this email you will find competition rules as well as a PDF handout about the invite, should you want to include it in your weekly announcements, or post the handout at your school. Registration is now open and will close one week prior to the event!


    Questions? Email or visit our webpage for FAQs and more details - look forward to seeing you and your students at High School Design on Wednesday, October 24th!

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