Application Process for Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the online early childhood education bachelor’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Students with fewer than 24 completed college credit hours must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and meet the Kansas State University Office of Admissions requirements for new freshman.
- Students with 24 or more completed college credit hours must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR the completion of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) **
- Before participating in practicum courses involving contact with children, students must undergo a physical examination and a tuberculosis test at their own expense. Students must not have any physical or mental conditions that would interfere with the health, safety or welfare of children.
*These courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
**The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) is required for admission to teacher education for all students who do not have an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. The test includes sections on reading, writing and math. A minimum passing score will be established when sufficient data is available. Until that time, students must take the CORE test with no required minimum score.
View K-State's transfer equivalency guide to see how previously completed courses will transfer.
2. Review Application Requirements
- Fall semester (begins in late August): August 1
- Spring semester (begins in late January): January 1
- Summer semester (begins in late May): May 1
The application, application fee and additional required documentation must be received by the application deadline. It takes 4-6 weeks for an application to be processed once all materials have been received.
- U.S. Applicants: $40
- International Applicants: $80
Students who have not enrolled at K-State for at least one semester (excludes summer) must reapply. Students will not have to pay the application fee again or resend official required documentation unless additional college coursework has been completed since last enrolled at K-State.
4. Send Additional Documentation
Students are required to submit official ACT/SAT or CORE test scores and college transcripts from each institution attended.
Request official documents be mailed, faxed or sent via electronic transcript provider to:Office of Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
Electronic transcript provider: firstname.lastname@example.org Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Exception: students who have completed four years in a U.S. high school with grades of C or better in all college preparatory English courses or who have earned 24 credit hours from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with grades of C or better in English Composition I and II are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Note: student-issued or personal copies of transcripts or test scores are not considered official records and will not be accepted.