Application Details

What You Must Supply to the Graduate School for a Complete Application

  1. Online Application Form This is automatically received by the graduate school; you do not need to send this in to the department.
  2. Official transcripts and proof of graduation: One official scanned copy of all academic post secondary institutions that you have attended are necessary for your application. U.S. universities generally indicate on transcripts if a degree has been conferred. However, if such a statement does not appear on a transcript, separate proof in the form of a degree certificate or diploma, issued directly by the institution is required. Failure to provide them could result in a delay for processing your application. For more information about transcripts please click here.
  3. Three Letters of reference: Once the applicant submits the online application form (see point 1), referees will receive an email notification with detailed instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. If a referee is unable to send materials electronically, please email Yolanda Balderas (yolanda@ku.edu) at the University of Kansas, Department of Geology.
  4. GRE scores: The Dept. of Geology at KU requires all incoming graduate students to write the GRE exam and provide scores in their application to graduate school. Use the code 6871 to specify that the scores should be sent to the University of Kansas.  Please upload your GRE Examinee Score Report document to your on-line Application for Graduate Admissions under Document Uploads before January 15 for Fall semester applications or October 31 for Spring semester applications.
  5. TOEFL/IELTS scores: The Graduate School at the University of Kansas requires all prospective students who are non-native English speakers to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests and provide the scores to KU as part of their application. Use the code 6871 to specify that the scores should be sent to the University of Kansas. More information about this requirement can be obtained from the Graduate School.  Please upload your TOEFL iBT Test Takers Score Report or you IELTS Test Report Form to your on-line application for Graduate Admissions under Document Uploads by January 15 for Fall semester applications or October 31 for Spring semester applications.

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