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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 steps?

Paying your enrollment deposit acts as your acceptance to KU and the honors program, and it enables you to register for KU Orientation. The deadline for deposit payment is May 1. Admitted students should also schedule a campus or virtual visit to address their final questions.

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 spring room selection date. A $50 non-refundable application fee will hold your spot.

Complete the special community interest form by April 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 — even if they're interested in other on-campus living options — should submit an interest form on myKU by April 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.

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.