INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENTS
2016 to present year High School Graduates
STEP 2. Pay the $30 Board of Regents application fee online, or request a fee waiver by asking your counselor to email this waiver form to Ms. Kate Kreiman at firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to the address below. This fee is required to continue the processing of your application for admission.
STEP 3. Ask your high school counselor to send us:
- Your transcript, your class rank and a list of your senior classes by mail, by fax (620.341.5599), by email to Roxie Pearson at email@example.com, or through the Parchment or Clearinghouse electronic transcript delivery service, AND
- Your ACT/SAT score, including your subscores, if you’ve taken the test!
You may also self-report your high school classes, class rank and ACT scores. Choose your self-report form based on the type of schedule your high school (or homeschool) uses; SEMESTER, TRIMESTER, or QUARTER.
MAILING ADDRESS: Emporia State Admissions, Campus Box 4034, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801
STEP 4. You've applied and had your academic information sent to Emporia State. Your Admissions Counselor will contact you regarding your application status! Find your Admissions Counselor here!
Emporia State, along with the other five Kansas Regents Universities, follows Qualified Admissions standards set by the Kansas Board of Regents. Students who meet one or more of the qualifiers will be immediately considered for admission. Students who do not meet the requirements will be considered for admission by exception, and additional supporting admission materials may be requested. The requirements are as follows:
- Graduate from an accredited high school
- Have an ACT score of at least 21; SAT score of at least 1080; OR graduate in the top 1/3 of your class
- AND complete the following pre-college curriculum listed below:
- 4 units of English, one half units of which may be Speech
- 3 units of Natural Science, one unit of which must be Chemistry or Physics
- 3 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
- 3 units of Social Science which must include instruction in U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Geography
2015 and earlier High School Graduates/GED/High School Equivalency Test
If you graduated from high school prior to May/June 2016, or received your GED or High School Equivalency Test, and did not attend another college or university after graduation, you’ll apply as a freshman.
Step 1. Fill out the application for admission.
Step 2. Pay the $30 application fee
Step 3. Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to ESU (if you are 21 or older, scores are not required)
Step 4. Have your high school transcript, GED or High School Equivalency scores sent to ESU. We'll need official scores mailed to us at the address the bottom of this page OR faxed directly from your high school/test center to 620.341.5599, OR hand-delivered to our office (Memorial Union 105) in a sealed envelope, or sent through the Parchment electronic transcript delivery service.
- If you are 21 or over and have graduated from an accredited high school or received an overall GED score of 2550, with subscores of 510 or higher, you will be admitted to ESU.
- If you took the test prior to July 1, 2002, you'll need 50 or more points on each sub-test and an overall score of 250 or higher.
- If you or took the test after January 1, 2014, you'll need to score 150 or more points on each sub-test and an overall score of 680 or higher.
- Also, if you took the High School Equivalency (HiSET) test on or after January 1, 2014, you'll need an overall score of at least 75 points and a minimum score of 8 points on each subtest.
Step 5. Send transcripts from any college credit you have earned while in high school or prior to earning your GED/High School equivalency. College transcripts may be mailed directly to us from the college or university you attended to the address the bottom of this page OR hand-delivered to our office (Memorial Union 105) in a sealed envelope, or sent through the Parchment or Clearinghouse electronic transcript delivery service. Faxed college transcripts aren't considered official at this time.
If you will be less than 21 years of age on the first day of your first semester at Emporia State, the Qualified Admissions information below is for you:
Emporia State, along with the other five Kansas Regents Universities, has been following Qualified Admissions standards since August of 2001. You will automatically be admitted to Emporia State by meeting ONE of these requirements.
- Achieve an ACT Score of 21 or above, or a verbal+math SAT score of 980 or above.
- Rank in the top one-third of your high school’s graduating class.
- Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average.
Students from out of state must have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a comparable curriculum.
The Pre-college Curriculum is listed below:
- 4 units of English; one unit taken each year of high school
- 3 units of Natural Science; one unit must be Chemistry or Physics
- 3 units of Math; Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or any math course that has Algebra II as a prerequisite.
- 3 units of Social Science; one unit of US History, 1/2 unit of US Government, 1/2 unit of World History, World Geography or International Relations.