Kan. Admin. Regs. § 88-29b-5 - Qualifications required for the admission of a Kansas resident who is under the age of 21

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

This regulation shall be applicable to the university of Kansas' review of applicants beginning with the 2016 summer session and through the end of the 2021 spring session.

(a) The requirements in this regulation shall apply to any applicant who is a Kansas resident and is under the age of 21, except that the requirements shall not apply to any applicant who has earned 24 or more transferable college credit hours. If an applicant to whom this regulation is applicable does not meet the requirements of subsections (b), (c), and (d) and does not meet the requirements of K.A.R. 88-29a-5, the applicant may be admitted by means of the exception window for resident freshman class admissions described in K.A.R. 88-29b-8. Any applicant who is admitted pursuant to subsection (e) and does not meet the requirements of K.A.R. 88-29a-5 may be admitted only by means of the exception window for resident freshman class admissions described in K.A.R. 88-29b-8.
(b) The university of Kansas shall admit any Kansas resident under the age of 21 who submits an application for admission to the university on or before February 1 and meets either of the following requirements:
(1)
(A) Has graduated from an accredited high school in Kansas or, pursuant to K.S.A. 76-717b and amendments thereto, an accredited high school located out of state, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
(B) has completed one of the following with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:
(i) The qualified admission precollege curriculum described in K.A.R. 88-29a-ll;
(ii) the Kansas scholars curriculum established pursuant to K.A.R. 88-13-3; or
(iii) for eligible applicants, the qualified admission precollege curriculum functional equivalent described in K.A.R. 88-29a-18(a) through (e) or in K.A.R. 88-29a-18(f);
(C) has achieved a composite score or a superscore on the ACT of at least 24; and
(D) has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credit hours; or
(2)
(A) Has graduated from an accredited high school in Kansas or, pursuant to K.S.A. 76-717b and amendments thereto, an accredited high school located out of state, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
(B) has completed one of the following with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:
(i) The qualified admission precollege curriculum described in K.A.R. 88-29a-ll;
(ii) the Kansas scholars curriculum established pursuant to K.A.R. 88-13-3; or
(iii) for eligible applicants, the qualified admission precollege curriculum functional equivalent described in K.A.R. 88-29a-18(a) through (e) or in K.A.R. 88-29a-18(f);
(C) has achieved a composite score or a superscore on the ACT of at least 21; and
(D) has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credit hours.
(c) The university of Kansas shall admit any Kansas resident under the age of 21 who submits an application for admission to the university on or before February 1 and meets either of the following requirements:
(1)
(A) Has graduated from a non-accredited private secondary school with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
(B) has completed one of the following:
(i) Coursework equivalent to the qualified admission precollege curriculum as described in K.A.R. 88-29a-ll; or
(ii) coursework equivalent to the Kansas scholars curriculum established pursuant to K.A.R. 88-13-3;
(C) has achieved a composite score or a superscore on the ACT of at least 24; and
(D) has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credit hours; or
(2)
(A) Has graduated from a non-accredited private secondary school with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
(B) has completed one of the following:
(i) Coursework equivalent to the qualified admission precollege curriculum as described in K.A.R. 88-29a-ll; or
(ii) coursework equivalent to the Kansas scholars curriculum established pursuant to K.A.R. 88-13-3;
(C) has achieved a composite score or a superscore on the ACT of at least 21; and
(D) has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credit hours.
(d) The university of Kansas shall admit any Kansas resident under the age of 21 who submits an application for admission to the university on or before February 1 and who meets the following requirements:
(1) Has earned a high school equivalency credential with at least the prescribed minimum scores, as defined in K.A.R. 88-29b-l;
(2) has achieved a composite score or a superscore on the ACT of at least 21; and
(3) has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college credit hours.
(e)
(1) The university of Kansas may admit any Kansas resident under the age of 21 who meets the following conditions:
(A)
(i) Submits an application for admission to the university after February 1; or
(ii) submits an application for admission on or before February 1 but does not meet the criteria specified in subsections (b), (c), and (d); and
(B) is recommended for admission by the university's admission review committee.
(2) The admission review committee shall consider the following factors in making admission recommendations:
(A) The applicant's completed coursework in relation to the admission standards in K.A.R. 88-29a-5;
(B) the applicant's academic performance, including the following:
(i) Grade point average in all high school coursework;
(ii) ACT scores; and
(iii) high school class rank;
(C) the degree of difficulty of the applicant's high school coursework;
(D) the applicant's grade trend;
(E) the applicant's ability to enhance the cultural, economic, or geographic diversity of the university;
(F) the applicant's academic potential;
(G) any outstanding talent in a particular area that the applicant has demonstrated;
(H) the applicant's successful completion of advanced placement, international baccalaureate, and dual-credit coursework while in high school;
(I) specification of whether the applicant is a first-generation postsecondary student;
(J) the applicant's personal challenges or family circumstances that have affected academic performance;
(K) the applicant's eligibility for and likelihood of benefitting from organized support services available at the university; and
(L) any other factors that the admission review committee deems appropriate and that have been included in the university's admission policies established pursuant to K.A.R. 88-29b-9.

This regulation shall have no force and effect on and after June 1, 2021.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 88-29b-5
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 76-717; effective Feb. 1, 2013; amended April 24, 2015; amended by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 40; effective October 16, 2020.

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