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Information for admitted students

While all students admitted to KU have important steps to take, those joining the University Honors Program have a few additional steps to consider. We’ve highlighted some important ones here.

Your most important step? Pay your enrollment deposit.

That deposit acts as your acceptance to KU and the honors program, and it enables you to register for KU Orientation. The deadline for fall 2024 deposit payment is May 20.

Housing steps

Sign your contract for student housing

Honors students can choose to live in any of KU’s on-campus communities. The earlier you apply, the earlier your room selection date. (If you applied to KU by Nov. 1 and signed your contract in the month of November, you'll be a part of the first round.) To hold your spot, a $50 non-refundable application fee and your enrollment deposit must be paid by May 1.

Complete the special community interest form by May 1

Templin Hall is home to 280 students, many of whom live in an Honors Living Learning Community that emphasizes academics and faculty interaction. Templin is located right across the street from Nunemaker Center, home to the University Honors Program. Students interested in joining the LLC should submit an interest form on myKU by May 1. See "Special Interest Communities" to find your community and submit your interest form.

Consider KU’s scholarship halls

Around 50 people live in each of KU’s 12 scholarship halls, where they help with weekly duties to reduce the cost of living. Submit the additional scholarship hall application by Nov. 1 to be included in first consideration, or March 1 for priority consideration.

Enrollment steps

Register for KU Orientation

At Orientation, an honors advisor will work closely with you to schedule the right fall courses for your degree. Students admitted to a professional school will work with both their honors advisor and an advisor from their school.

Make sure KU has all of your latest academic records

Check myKU’s “My Progress” tab for confirmation of previous transcripts, summer coursework, and exam scores that can make Orientation and course enrollment easier.

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA will be available by Jan. 1. You must file this form to be considered for federal loans, grants, work-study, and some state and university aid. To qualify for financial aid with limited funds, file by the Feb. 1 FAFSA priority date. You may still file the FAFSA after the Feb. 1 priority date, but awards may be smaller and notification of those awards may come later. KU’s school code is 001948.

Consider taking placement exams to earn credit for high school work

Your ACT/SAT scores and AP/IB credits will determine placement, or you can take a math and foreign language placement tests ahead of Orientation.

Review your first-year seminar options starting May 1

All honors students enroll in a one-credit honors seminar their first semester. These seminars are announced by May 1. Review them, then show up to your Orientation appointment with a few favorites in mind — your advisor will help you choose.