Transfer Student Success

At the K-State College of Business, you will develop a well-rounded business education that is highly sought after by employers across the nation. You will find plenty of opportunities to connect with people who have also decided Kansas State is the right place to complete their business education. With the many transfer-friendly services and programs offered exclusively to transfer students, such as DirectLink, Jump Start, and personalized visits, the possibilities are endless.

Application Requirements

For admission as a transfer student, you must meet both university requirements and College of Business requirements. You must indicate "Business" or one of our seven different majors on the university application as your desired field of study. There is no separate application for the College of Business.

Transfer students must have a cumulative college/university GPA of 2.5 or higher to be directly admitted into the College of Business.

Transfer Student Programs

DirectLink is a new initiative between Kansas community colleges and Kansas State University to provide community college students with additional support as they prepare to transition to the university. All business majors are included in the DirectLink program.

Students involved in DirectLink will receive a K-State Business academic advisor to help support them during their time at community college to ensure their classes will transfer effectively to their business degree.

Jump Start Transfer Program

Are you a business student looking to transfer to Kansas State University? The K-State College of Business’ Jump Start transfer program is designed to help students adjust to life at K-State while giving them a leg up on coursework required for all business majors.

Students will participate in a three-week program August 3-August 26. The program will be online August 3-5, followed by an on-campus portion August 8-26.

Students will complete ENTRP 340: Business Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (3 credit hours), GENBA 105: Business Orientation (0 credit hours), and GENBA 205: Career Accelerator (0 credit hours). In addition to completing courses for the business program, students are also introduced to a variety of helpful services through this program. Benefits include one-on-one assistance from academic advising and career development staff to complete your long-range plan, career assessment and resume.

I want to do this! What's next?

  • Sign up opens April 1, 2022
  • If you sign up early, your advisor will include Jump Start as part of your enrollment plan during New Student Orientation.
  • You can attend New Student Orientation in April, June or August, but must sign up to this program by 5pm on Monday, July 11.
  • Program Schedule - click to review

SIGN UP for 2022 is closed. SIGN UP for Jump Start 2023 will open in February 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address below.

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