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School Counselors

Thank you for your interest in KU and supporting your students throughout the admissions process! 

Important Updates and New Graphic Information

Special Enrollment Programs:

Early Admission Program

The Early Start Program, which replaces a student's senior year in high school, may be of interest to the academically gifted student. Information about the Early Admission Program can be found under Other Admissions Options.

Honors Program

Kutztown is committed to providing unique academic opportunities to qualified students in all major fields. Additionally, the program provides leadership opportunities. Find out more about the Honors Program, including requirements and activities.

Kutztown University News:

•KU Names New President

On July 1, 2015, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson began his tenure as the 12th President of Kutztown University. Dr. Hawkinson comes to KU with a variety of experiences, including service in the United States Peace Corps, United States Army, and more than 25 years of Higher Education experience. Dr. Hawkinson comes to Kutztown University having previously served as Provost at Western Illinois University, and is already making exciting improvements that will benefit both current and future KU students.

•Happy Birthday, KU!

This year, Kutztown University is celebrating its 150th Anniversary! During our Sesquicentennial Celebration, the KU campus community will be alive with pride as we celebrate 150 years of student success and achievement. Come celebrate this wonderful milestone with us!

Academic Program News:

•Programs of Distinction

Although Kutztown University offers more than 100 areas of study, we are particularly proud of certain programs that allow us to distinguish ourselves from other institutions. Kutztown University’s Programs of Distinction are as follows:

o Business
o Education
o Physical Sciences
o Social Work
o Visual and Performing Arts

•College of Business AACSB Accreditation

The Department of Business Administration within the College of Business has earned accreditation for its B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. programs by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation is held by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

•Doctorate of Social Work

In collaboration with Millersville University, Kutztown University is proud to announce the offering of a Doctorate of Social Work (D.S.W.). This program, which is the first Doctoral program to be offered at Kutztown University, provides students with the opportunity to achieve professional and academic recognition at the highest level within the field of social work.

•Master of Fine Arts

Kutztown University offers the opportunity for students to complete a Master of Fine Art Degree in Communication Design. This terminal degree is the first and only Master of Fine Art in Communication Design that is offered within the PASSHE system.

Scholarships at KU

Kutztown University is proud to offer two new merit-based scholarships for high school seniors! Both scholarships will be automatically awarded to all students who qualify.

•Schedule a Visit to KU

Visiting Kutztown University is a great way to experience our award-winning campus, learn the details of the application process, and hear about our stellar academic programs. We offer campus tours and visits Monday-Saturday, as well as multiple Open House programs to fit your schedule. Interested in a group visit?  Contact us! Come visit KU today!

•Save the Date: PA State System Counselor Information Day on Friday, March 11, 2016
Come to KU to hear from representatives from all 14 universities within the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education and the opportunities that a state system education can provide your students! Check back at a later date to learn how to register for this unique opportunity.  View the brief agenda here.

•Contact Us
School counselors can contact us at to be added to our counselor mailing list. Please let us know what publications you would like sent to you.  

PASSHE Counselor Information Day March 11, 2016
Celebrating 150 Years - Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship
President's Academic Honors Scholarship
New Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program