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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Applying to the Major

Step 1: Enter as a Pre-Major

All students enter our program as pre-majors. There are a few requirements our students need to meet before moving into the A.Q. Miller School and becoming a major in advertising, public relations or journalism and digital media.

Step 2: Apply to the A.Q. Miller School

Incoming freshmen

To move from pre-major to major, four things need to be completed before you can apply to the Miller School. Those four things are:

  • Pass MC 110 with a C or better
  • Complete 30 hours of college credit
  • Establish a 2.5 GPA or higher ***If you have a 2.0 GPA or higher, you should apply for exceptional admission!!!!***
  • Pass the Composition Skills Test (CST)

For incoming freshmen, this generally happens in your second year (generally your third semester) at K-State.

Transfer students

Transferring with 30+ hours:
If you are transferring 30 or more hours, including an equivalent to MC 110, and have a 2.5 GPA or higher, you simply need to pass the Composition Skills Test (CST) and you are ready to apply. This can be accomplished in your first semester at K-State. ***If you have a 2.0 GPA or higher, you should apply for exceptional admission!!!!***

Transferring with less than 30 hours and/or below 2.5 GPA:
If you are transferring less than 30 hours or have a GPA below 2.5, you will need to get a 2.5 GPA in 15 hours of K-State courses as well as pass the Composition Skills Test (CST). This can be accomplished in as little as one semester. ***If you have a 2.0 GPA or higher, you should apply for exceptional admission!!!!***

Application to A.Q. Miller School

Once the requirements are met, you are ready to apply to the Miller School. The application can be found on OrgSync.

Deadlines for Application

Applications are accepted year-round. You must be admitted to the major before you can enroll in major-only courses.

Additional information about applying for admission can be found by contacting the school at 785-532-6890.