Undergraduate admission


Admission information for incoming freshmen, transfer students, military and veterans, and non-degree seeking students.

Information, requirements, deadlines


  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Transfer Students
  • Military and veterans
  • Non-Degree Seeking Student

Incoming Freshmen

If you are, or soon will be, a high school graduate and have not yet enrolled in college or have fewer than 24 college credit completed this page is for you. Admission to Pittsburg State University is easy.

Continuing your education is an important investment in your future and we are excited that you are considering Pitt State! Our friendly atmosphere and nationally recognized academic programs make Pitt State a great place for your future to begin.

You have a lot of decisions in front of you and Pitt State wants to make it as easy as possible.

Freshmen Admission

We’re excited that you’re considering Pittsburg State, where we make it easy for students to apply for freshman admission. This is available for you if:

  • You have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or receive a high school equivalency diploma, and
  • You have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a high school equivalency diploma or you have fewer than 24 college credits completed.

Admission requirements

Students are encouraged to submit an application for admission any time after their junior year of high school.  Self-reported academic information will be used for initial admission and scholarship consideration.  Students will need a copy of test scores and a partial high school transcript listing senior coursework to complete the Application for Admission and Scholarships.

Admission requirements will differ depending on high school graduation year or age.

Admission Checklist

  • Schedule a campus visit
  • Campus visits are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Simply call 1-800-854-PITT (7488) or at Visit Us page.  We also offer specialized visit events throughout the year.
  • Submit the Application for Admission and Scholarships online and pay the $30 application fee. The PSU scholarship application priority deadline is February 1st.  Have a copy of your test scores and a high school transcript, including GPA and course grades, available to complete the application.
  • Register for the ACT and have your scores sent to PSU (our school code is 1449).  Remember, taking the ACT twice may increase your score and improve your scholarship opportunities. "
  • If you have taken college coursework, have your college or university transcripts sent directly to Pitt State.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online starting in October. 
  • Complete the online University Housing contract starting in October.
  • Register for Pitt CARES (orientation and enrollment for new students).  Registration will be open in November to Freshmen who have been admitted to PSU.
  • Once you've graduated from high school, have an official final high school transcript with graduation date sent to PSU.

Important Deadlines

  • September - Now is the time to start applying for admission and scholarships. 
  • Financial aid cannot be processed without your application for admission on file.
  • Apply for admission and scholarships  
  • October 1st - Applying for financial aid?  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date for priority consideration.
  • Apply online anytime after October 1st.
  • October - Students who have applied for admission receive University Housing contract information in mid-October. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • November 1st - Register for Pitt State's freshmen orientation program called Pitt C.A.R.E.S. Registration information is mailed in October to students who have been admitted.  Dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Register for Pitt CARES
  • February 1st -  If you plan to apply for PSU scholarships, your Application for Admission and Scholarships must be received by this date for priority consideration.  It is important that all academic information, including high school GPA and ACT scores, are reported by this date.

Transfer Students

At Pitt State we welcome hundreds of new transfer students a year and are excited that you are considering continuing your education with us!  Your transition to Pitt State is an important one and we are here to help. Admission to Pittsburg State University is easy.

Visiting campus is one of the most helpful ways to get to know Pitt State.  In addition to a campus tour and a visit with an Admission Representative, you will have an opportunity to meet with a faculty member in your academic area of interest.

 

Transfer Students

  1. Visit campus. It’s one of the best ways to get to know Pitt State.
  2. Find out how your credits will transfer. Check out the Transfer Equivalency Guides or have official transcripts from previously attended institutions sent to us and we will provide an evaluation for you.  It's that easy!
  3. Review the Admission Checklist.
  4. Submit Application for Admission. The earlier you do, the better we can provide you with information on early enrollment, housing options and all other things that will make your transition complete.

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • You are considered a transfer student if you have completed at least 24 credit hours of college-level course work after high school graduation
  • If you have less than 24 college credits, you may be required to submit additional information including a final high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) scores before you are admitted.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Students with fewer than 24 college credits will need to meet freshmen admission requirements.
  • Some degree programs may require a higher GPA for admission.  For detailed information about a specific degree program, please contact the respective department.

Transfer Checklist

  • Schedule a campus visit.  Campus visits are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Simply schedule online or call 1-800-854-PITT (7488).   Special visit days for transfer students are also available.
  • Submit the Application for Admission and Scholarships online and pay the $30 application fee. The Pitt State scholarship application priority deadline is February 1st.
  • Have transcripts from all previously attended institutions sent directly to Pitt State.  Once transcripts are received by Pitt State, they will be analyzed by the Registrar's Office and an evaluation will be sent to you by email.  We recommend sending transcripts at least one semester prior to your first semester of attendance.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online starting in October. 
  • Investigate housing options early in your transition.  If you plan to live on-campus, contact University Housing at 800-854-PITT (7488) for housing contract procedures.
  • Watch for information on Pitt CARES for Transfers to participate in early enrollment.  Registration information will be sent to students entering PSU in the summer/fall and in October for those students entering in the spring.  During Pitt C.A.R.E.S. consider enrolling in Transitions (UGS 101), a class designed especially for you!

Important Deadlines

  • September - Now is the time to start applying for admission and scholarships. Financial aid cannot be processed without your application for admission on file.  Apply for admission and scholarships
  • October 1st - Applying for financial aid?  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date for priority consideration.  Apply online anytime after January 1st
  • October - Interested in living on campus? Housing Information.  Find detailed information on University Housing website
  • November - Plan to attend Pitt CARES for Transfers if you will be enrolling for the Spring semester.  During Pitt C.A.R.E.S. transfer students participate in early enrollment.
  • February 1st - If you plan to apply for Pitt State scholarships, your Application for Admission and Scholarships must be received by this date for priority consideration.  It is important that all transcripts are received by this date as well.
  • April -  Plan to attend Pitt CARES for Transfers if you will be enrolling for the Fall semester. During Pitt CARES transfer students participate in early enrollment.  Register for Pitt CARES

Military & Veterans

Thank you for considering Pittsburg State University for your continued education. As a service member, veteran or a military spouse, you might be looking to complete your education and you have come to the right place. Pitt State is a proud member of a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC). We don't just say we're military-friendly, we show it.

Pitt state is ranked in the top 100 as Military & Spouse Friendly universities.

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Application steps for military, veterans, spouses and dependents

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Find out which benefits apply to you - see below
  3. Choose a major - visit academics page
  4. Apply for benefits
  5. Certify classes with the veteran's certifying official at the registrar's office

 

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Resources

Michelle Hensley, Certifying Official for Pittsburg State University, Russ Hall, Rm 103, (620)235-4202 or mhensley@pittstate.edu          

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Are you interested in taking a college course at PSU, but not earning a degree? Are you a high school student who would like to take a college course before graduating from high school? If so, you will apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student.  

Test scores and transcripts are not required for admission as a non-degree seeking student unless the desired course(s) requires prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students are typically not eligible for federal financial aid. 

If a non-degree seeking student wants to change his/her status to degree seeking, regular admission requirements must be met. 

For students who are still in high school, Pittsburg State University may seek acknowledgement/permission from high school officials and may require ACT scores and/or a partial high school transcript depending on the desired course(s). If a high school student wants to change his/her status to degree seeking after high school graduation, new freshman admission requirements must be met.