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Admission Requirements


Kutztown University operates on rolling admissions, meaning we accept applications throughout the year.  A favorable admission decision is based upon the student's qualifications at the time of the offer and is contingent upon the maintenance of those standards through graduation from high school.  

Four Easy Steps to Completing an Application

1.     Complete and submit the admissions application. If you need to update or edit information on the application, please contact the Office of Admissions.

2.     Pay the non-refundable $35 application fee. KU subscribes to the College Board and NACAC fee waiver programs.

3.     Send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. GED results must be sent directly from the Department of Education.

4.     Submit SAT or ACT test scores. 

Fall 2016 Enrolled Freshman Academic Profile

  • 3.20 High School GPA
  • 986 SAT (old test, combined critical reading and math)

Minimum Freshman Admission Criteria

  • 2.5 cumulative weighted GPA
  • SAT score of 850 (old test)/930 (new test)/18 ACT

Freshman Conditional Admission Criteria

  • 2.0 - 2.49 cumulative weighted GPA
  • SAT score of 820 - 849 (old test CR & M)/900 - 929 (new test MSS & READ)/17 ACT
  • Students may be conditionally accepted with their commitment to attend Kutztown University's one-week Summer Academy or TRIO Student Support Services Program. These innovative programs are designed to support success in college. 

Kutztown University strongly encourages students to pursue a college preparatory program in high school.  This includes:

  • Four years of Language Arts
  • Three years of Mathematics
  • Three years of Science
  • Three years of Social Studies

The following programs require additional items: 

Students applying to the Applied Digital Arts, Art Education, Art Education: Alternative Settings, Communication Design, Crafts, and Studio Art majors must submit a portfolio or art test via SlideRoom. Students applying to the Commercial Music, Music, Music Education, and Music Performance majors must schedule an audition.