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

Important Updates andNew GraphicInformation

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:

•SAT Redesign

College Board redesigned the SAT in March 2016.  We are currently in the process of updating our website to reflect the new SAT score where the score refers to the old version of the test.  Please refer to College Board's concordance tables in the meantime.  

•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

New Leadership at KU

KU recently had several leadership changes.  Dr. Anne Zayaitz was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University.  Zayaitz was previously dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at KU, and has been a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Biology since 1985. 

Dr. Warren Hilton was named vice president for enrollment management and student affairs.  Hilton previously served as dean of enrollment management at Community College of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum was named dean of the College of Education. Teitelbaum was previously dean and professor for the Watson College of Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

New Academic Programs for Fall 2016

KU is excited to announce new academic programs effective in fall 2016.  The programs include a B.A. Music: Commercial Music Track, B.S. Biology: Allied Health Track, B.F.A. in Applied Digital Arts, B.A. in Art History, M.A. in Arts Administration, and M.Ed. in Music Education.  Additionally, minors in Actuarial Science, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disability Studies, ESL, Forensic Studies, Homeland Security, and Web Development have been added to our curriculum.

Dining Update

Our dining facilities have undergone major renovations to better accommodate students.  In addition to the physical renovations, KU will be the first institution in Pennsylvania to offer 24-7 dining.  Below are the highlights of the changes:

  • Cub Café Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served 7 days a week in an all-you-care to eat facility.
  • South Dining Hall Complete renovation of first floor.  Renovated seating and lounge space, stage, fireplace, cyber lab, and pool table.  All-you-care to eat dining facility and 24/7 location.
  • Academic Forum Home of Chic-Fil-A and Starbucks.  All-retail location.
  • Meal Plan Changes Take affect for the 2016/2017 academic year.  Unlimited dining in Cub Café and South Dining Hall.  Comparable to 19-meal premium meal plan.  1st college\university in Pennsylvania to have anytime dining services   

Two Year On-Campus Housing Requirement

Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, all new students with fewer than 60 credits or under 22 years of age must live on campus for the first two years.  The housing requirement will include several exceptions including marital status, living at home with a parent/guardian if the distance is less than 30 miles from campus, age, enrollment status, and financial hardship. There is a correlation between students' academic and social success and living on-campus, per data from KU and national research studies.  The new housing requirement will give students more opportunities to be successful, as they will be immersed in an environment with academic support that fosters social growth. 

Academic Resources for Students

Several important resources available for student success on campus include access to the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA), the Act 101 Program, and TRIO Student Support Services.

CASA supports Kutztown University's commitment to student success by assisting students in the following ways: making a successful transition into, through, and out of the university; developing the academic skills needed to take full advantage of educational opportunities; cultivating the personal dispositions and habits that promote commitment and resilience; and encouraging every student to develop the commitment and motivation to learn. CASA will be home to the Act 101 Program beginning in fall 2016. 

The Act 101 Program will provide students with extra support to support their success at KU.  The services included will be orientation to the program, personalized academic support, academic advising and coaching, counseling, tutoring, workshops, and leadership. 

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that assists students in reaching their post-secondary academic goals.  The TRIO Student Support Services program includes individualized attention, academic and personal support, peer mentoring, a three-credit success course, a learning community, and cultural and social events.  

FAFSA Changes

The FAFSA for the 2017/2018 academic year will be available on October 1, 2016.  This means earlier tax information can be used to file instead of waiting for the current year's tax information or using estimated information, which can delay the process.  Students filing for the 2017/2018 academic year will use the 2015 tax information to file the FAFSA.  This process is sometimes referred to as using "prior-prior year" tax information.  More information and assistance with the FAFSA can be found here.

•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!

• March 11, 2016 PA State System Counselor Information Day Handouts and Resources

Click here to view some of the information provided to counselors who attended the March 11, 2016 PA State System Counselor Information Day.

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

Celebrating 150 Years - Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship
President's Academic Honors Scholarship
New Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program