College application requirements changing


(Top row, from left to right) John Rolph, Mark Hutton, Helen Van Etten, Shellaine Kiblinger, Cheryl Harrison-Lee, and Allen Schmidt. (Bottom row, from left to right) In the bottom left we have Ann Brandau-Murguia, Shane Bangerter, Bill Feuerborn, and Blake Flanders. Photo Credit Kansas Board of Regents Facebook Page.

Kansas Board of Regents universities changed their Qualified Admissions (QA) requirements for 2021 high school graduates. The purpose for these changes are to enhance success at the university level and ensure students are prepared for college. 

The six Board of Regents universities use QA admissions to select the students they want to admit. Changes were made to the minimum ACT test score requirements. Five of the board of regents schools kept the minimum ACT score at 21. Four of the six schools Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University,  increased the minimum GPA from 2.0 to 2.25.

K-State University raised their GPA to 3.25. While the University of Kansas has two admission options: a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and ACT score of 21 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 24. All six regents universities also changed the Kansas Scholars Curriculum from required to recommended.