Apply to KU Design

Admission to the Department of Design is highly selective and competitive. Applicants should complete the online University of Kansas application which serves as the application for admission to KU, admission to the Department of Design, and eligibility for University Scholarships. In addition, all applicants must submit a portfolio.


Requirements & Deadlines

Incoming Freshmen

Applicants must submit a portfolio and must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review. 

21+ ACT (1060+ SAT) and 3.25+ GPA or 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.0+ GPA

If you have not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, your application will be given a holistic review with or without test scores.

Portfolio:

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: Dec. 1
  • Final Deadline: Feb. 1

Portfolios are not reviewed until after the deadlines. Decision letters are sent approximately one month after the deadline.  

Change of School, Readmit, and Transfer Students

Deadlines:

  • Spring 2021: Oct. 1
  • Fall 2021: Feb. 1

Portfolios are not reviewed until after the deadlines. Decision letters are sent approximately one month after the deadline.  

International Students

International students should apply through the Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions. 

Requirements:

Deadlines: 

  • Spring 2021:
    • Transfer, Current KU Students, or Readmits: Oct. 1
  • Fall 2021:
    • Incoming Freshmen - Deadline for Priority Consideration: Dec. 1 
    • Incoming Freshmen - Deadline for Final Consideration: Feb. 1
    • Transfer, Current KU Students, or Readmits: Feb. 1

‚ÄčPortfolios are not reviewed until after the deadlines. Decision letters are sent approximately one month after the deadline.


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Questions? 

If you have questions about your application to the Department of Design please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Joan Weaver, at jweaver@ku.edu or 785-864-3167.

 

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