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We are so excited you want to apply to attend Emporia State University! At Emporia State University, we believe in more. That’s what you get when you are a student at ESU - more. Of everything. We offer 185 degrees and degree programs that are taught by distinguished faculty who are extraordinarily committed to student success. We are the first and only public university in Kansas to carry the College of Distinction designation, which means we are extraordinarily committed to student success, deliver innovative learning experiences and have an exciting campus atmosphere!


At ESU you will enjoy a 98 percent placement rate, meaning 98 percent of recent graduates either found a job after graduation or went on to further their degree. Apply today by selecting your application below to join our incredible learning community!

New Freshmen and New Transfer Student Online Application. Printable Version. Application Fee Waiver Request Form.

Application includes questions about Veteran and Active Duty status for student, spouse and dependents. Visit https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/veterans/ for additional information.

Jump Start students are any current high school student interested in taking either concurrent or dual-credit ESU classes while still in high school for a reduced tuition rate. Emporia High School students wanting to take dual-enrollment classes at EHS will fill out the ESU Jump Start Dual Credit Enrollment Form. All other students will fill out the Jump Start Concurrent Enrollment Form to take Emporia State credit either on the ESU campus or online. For more information, contact Jennifer Rosales at jrosale2@emporia.edu or 620-341-6111. 

Special (non-degree seeking) Student Application and Registration Form for students wanting to take 9 credit hours or less who do not already have a bachelor's degree or higher. (Those who do have a degree, please see Graduate School)

Returning Student

Second Bachelor's Student who hasn't attended Emporia State previously.

Second Bachelor's Student who has attended Emporia State previously.

International Student


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