Admission Information

Students planning to attend Haskell Indian Nations University can download an application from the university website by clicking HERE. Completed applications and supporting materials should be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

Haskell Indian Nations University
Office of Admissions
155 Indian Avenue, Box 5031
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785-749-8454
Fax: 785-749-8429
Email: admissions@haskell.edu

Admissions Decisions

All applicants who submit complete packets (i.e., with all the required materials) will be give a decision of “accepted,” “accepted on probation,” or “denied.”

Incomplete packets are not eligible for decision but can be kept on file so that applicants can add materials for future semesters.

Students have submitted complete packets and have been denied admission can appeal the decision by completing and submitting the appeals form.

Admission Materials Required

  1. Application – All students must submit an application to the University. All sections of the application must be complete and the application must be signed and dated. Haskell does not accept faxed applications or copies of applications.The application must contain the student’s full legal name. If the application and/or supporting documents show a different name, a variation of the student’s name, or a nickname, etc., the student will be required to submit either legal documents showing their name was legally changed or re-submit any supporting documents with the full legal name.
  2. Tribal Verification – Students applying to attend Haskell must either be an enrolled or official member of a Federally recognized tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood direct descendant of an enrolled member of a tribe eligible for BIA education benefits. Official documentation regarding tribal recognition signed by the appropriate BIA agency or tribe must accompany application. This documentation can be presented in either of the following two methods:
    1. Student is an enrolled member. Forward a copy of enrollment information with the student’s name, other identifying information such as date of birth or social security number, and an enrollment (membership) number.
    2. Direct Descendant. If a student is claiming to be eligible as a descendant, the following forms of identification must be submitted:
      1. Parent’s enrollment information
      2. Copy of a birth certificate tying the parent to the student
      3. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or other identifying information that verifies the student is one-fourth Native American.

    If you are not sure if your tribe is federally recognized and eligible for education benefits, please refer to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, website for “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United State Bureau of Indian Affairs,” at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/29/2016-01769/indian-entities-recognized-and-eligible-to-receive-services-from-the-united-states-bureau-of-indian

    Haskell Indian Nations University does not contact, research, or obtain membership verification on behalf of student applicants due to confidentiality rules and regulations. The student is responsible for contacting, researching, and obtaining this information.

  1. High School/GED requirements – All students must have a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) diploma with an earned average score of 45 or higher. An official copy of a high school or GED transcript must accompany the application. In the case of a first-time freshman, a copy of the 7th semester high school transcript with projected graduation date is acceptable for preliminary review. Upon graduation, an official transcript must be submitted. Haskell does not accept faxed transcripts or GED scores.
  2. ACT/SAT Scores – These scores are an important tool in evaluating a student’s academic preparation, course placement, and for academic advising. Students under the age of 21 years, or who have never attended Haskell, must submit either an ACT or SAT score.The ACT writing score is optional. Only official ACT/SAT documents with test scores will be processed. No copies, facsimiles, or reproductions of test score sheets are acceptable. Another method of transmitting ACT or SAT scores is through the student’s high school where the official transcripts are generated as a part of the transcript. This is an acceptable method of transmittal of scores. However, the transcript must be an official document.Students should list Haskell Indian Nations University when indicating where they would like their test scores forwarded. If scores need to be obtained, the student should contact ACT.org.
    The school codes for Haskell Indian Nations University are:
    ACT – 1415, and SAT – 0919.
  3. Immunization – All students must have current Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunizations. Documentation of immunizations must accompany the application.
  4. Essay Requirements – All students must submit an entrance essay of 300-500 words. The essay must address the question, “What are your educational goals and how can Haskell help you achieve those goals?” The essay must be typewritten and signed by the applicant verifying this writing as his/her own work.
  5. College Transcripts – Students who took college courses during high school or students transferring from other colleges or universities must submit official transcripts from each college/technical school/university in which they were enrolled. Failure to report all prior academic work, either through attending a college, technical school, or university, is ground for disqualification of your application or suspension if accepted into the University. Transfer students must meet all admission requirements as noted above.
  6. Re-ad Application – Students in good standing or on academic probation status, who attended Haskell in the previous five (5) calendar years and are returning at the same status as they were when they last attended, may apply on a short form application.
  7. Long form application – Students who have been gone more than five (5) years are required to complete the standard application and submit all required documents just as if they were a new student. This is due to past documents, older than five (5) years, not being on-site due to being forwarded to a national archival center for federal documents.

Admissions Standards: New Students

  1. Priority Acceptance – Students with a composite score of 19 ACT/1350 SAT (Critical Reading + Math + Writing combined) or above, who have completed other application requirements, qualify for admission.
  2. Regular Acceptance – Students with a composite score of 18 ACT/1290 SAT (Critical Reading + Math + Writing combined) or below must meet two of the following three criteria as well as completing other application requirements;
    1. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale;
    2. A composite score of 15 ACT/1100 SAT (Critical Reading + Math + Writing combined) or above;
    3. A high school ranking of 50% or better or proof of military

Admission Materials Required: Transfer Students

This information is for students who have attended college before (not including high school students who have participated in dual-credit programs).

  1. Application and Fee. All students must submit an application to the University and include with it a cashier’s check or money order for $10 (no personal checks accepted). All sections of the application must be complete, including signature and date. Haskell does not accept faxed applications or copies of applications. The application must contain the applicant’s full legal name. (NOTE: If the application and/or supporting documents show a different name, the applicant will be required to either re-submit with legal name or provide legal documents to demonstrate name change.)
  1. Tribal Verification Documents. Students applying to attend Haskell must either be (a) an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); or (b) at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood direct descendant of an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Official documentation regarding Tribal recognition signed by the appropriate BIA agency or Tribe must accompany application.
    1. Enrolled Members: Forward a copy of enrollment information with applicant’s name, other identifying information such as date of birth or social security number, and an enrollment (membership) number.
    2. Direct Descendants: Forward official documentation that demonstrates each of the following:
      1. Parent’s status as an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); and
      2. Proof of descendant status (usually a birth certificate); and
      3. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or other identifying information that verifies the student is one-fourth Native American.

If you are not sure if your tribe is federally recognized and eligible for education benefits, please refer to the Federal Register’s “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United State Bureau of Indian Affairs,” here. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/29/2016-01769/indian-entities-recognized-and-eligible-to-receive-services-from-the-united-states-bureau-of-indian

Haskell Indian Nations University does not contact, research, or obtain membership verification on behalf of student applicants due to confidentiality rules and regulations. The student is responsible for contacting, researching, and obtaining this information.

  1. College Transcripts. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from each post-secondary institution in which they were enrolled. Failure to report all prior academic work is grounds for disqualification of your application (or suspension after the fact).

NOTE: While not required for initial application, the University may, after reviewing an application, request official copies of high school transcripts and/or ACT or SAT scores for purposes of advising or placement.

Admissions Standards: Transfer Students

If an applicant has, at minimum, a 2.0 GPA at his/her previous college, as well as completed all application requirements, he/she is eligible for admission as a transfer student.

Admission Materials Required: Re-Admitted Students

This information is for students who have attended Haskell before and who wish to return. Please note, files are periodically moved to national archives and if you have not attended Haskell within the past three (3) years or more, you may be asked to re-build your file which means re-submitting all required documents.

  1. Application and Fee. All students must submit an application to the University and include with it a cashier’s check or money order for $10 (no personal checks accepted). All sections of the application must be complete, including signature and date. Haskell does not accept faxed applications or copies of applications. The application must contain the applicant’s full legal name. (NOTE: If the application and/or supporting documents show a different name, the applicant will be required to either re-submit with legal name or provide legal documents to demonstrate name change.)
  1. Tribal Verification Documents. Students applying to attend Haskell must either be (a) an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); or (b) at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood direct descendant of an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Official documentation regarding Tribal recognition signed by the appropriate BIA agency or Tribe must accompany application.
    1. Enrolled Members: Forward a copy of enrollment information with applicant’s name, other identifying information such as date of birth or social security number, and an enrollment (membership) number.
    2. Direct Descendants: Forward official documentation that demonstrates each of the following:
      1. Parent’s status as an enrolled member of a federally-recognized U.S. Tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); and
      2. Proof of descendant status (usually a birth certificate); and
      3. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or other identifying information that verifies the student is one-fourth Native American.

If you are not sure if your tribe is federally recognized and eligible for education benefits, please refer to the Federal Register’s “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United State Bureau of Indian Affairs,” here.  [[[with link to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/29/2016-01769/indian-entities-recognized-and-eligible-to-receive-services-from-the-united-states-bureau-of-indian]]]

Haskell Indian Nations University does not contact, research, or obtain membership verification on behalf of student applicants due to confidentiality rules and regulations. The student is responsible for contacting, researching, and obtaining this information.

  1. Other Documents Required for Certain Applicants for Readmission.
    1. If you have also attended other institutions: Applicants for readmission who have also attended other institutions must submit official transcripts from each post-secondary institution in which they were enrolled. Failure to report all prior academic work is grounds for disqualification of your application (or suspension after the fact). Due to national reporting requirements, previous Haskell Students who are transferring from another institution will be identified as a “Transfer” student.
    2. If you left Haskell with any standing other than “Good Standing”: Applicants for readmission who left Haskell with any standing other than “Good Standing” must complete the Readmission Supplemental Questions Form.

Admissions Standards: Readmission

  1. If you left Haskell in good academic standing and did not attend other institutions, you will be readmitted if your application materials are complete.
  2. If you left Haskell in good academic standing and have attended other institutions, you will be readmitted if you meet the standards for Transfer applicants, above.
  3. If you left Haskell with any academic standing other than “Good Standing,” your application materials and Readmissions Supplemental Questions form will be reviewed by the Vice-President for Academics, who will make the final decision about admission.

More Information for Applicants for Readmission

Applicants for readmission will, upon a favorable admissions decision, be subject to the successful resolution of any outstanding Business Office holds and/or unresolved issues from the Office of Student Rights and Conduct before they can continue with registration, enrollment, or orientation.

Applicants who gain readmission will not be cleared for enrollment until these holds are resolved. For more information contact the Business Office [[with link thereto]] and/or the Office of Student Rights and Conduct. [[with link thereto]]

Four-Year Program Acceptance Required

If a TRANSFER student has obtained an associate degree or, at minimum, earned a minimum of 45 college credit hours and/or completed English I, English II, and College Algebra, the student must be accepted into a four-year baccalaureate program before being accepted into the university.

Applying to a four-year program is a separate application process. Both the university and program applications can be submitted at the same time; however, the University will not accept the student until notice is received from the department that the student has been accepted into a four-year program.

Baccalaureate Areas of Study:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Indigenous and American Indian Studies.

Admissions Guidelines: Transfer/Readmitted Students

  1. Regular transfer student – Those who have, at minimum, a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average, and are in good standing from their previous college, and complete all application requirements shall be eligible for acceptance into the University.
  2. Transfer Students who previously Attended Haskell – Due to national reporting requirements, previous Haskell Students who are transferring from another institution will be identified as a “Transfer” student. Admission guidelines will be as follows:
  3. Immediate Eligibility Requirements – If the student left Haskell in good academic and social standing and has, at minimum, a 2.0 GPA at their previous college, as well as completed all application requirements, they are immediately eligible to return;
  4. Secondary Eligibility Requirements – If the student left Haskell not in “Good Standing” either academically or socially, the student application, and required documents, will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Board once all application requirements are met.Additional application requirements for students on probation or suspended include submission of an essay addressing the following questions:
    • What led to the problem?
    • How have you addressed this problem?
    • What is your plan for academic success?
    • If readmitted, please indicate what courses you plan to take?

Hold Clearance: Bursar’s Office

Must not have any Business Holds on student account. If such Holds exist, student is required to clear these holds before their application will be processed.

Hold Clearance: Office of Student Conduct

If the student has an outstanding issue with this office, they will be referred for written clearance before any applications will be processed.

Four-Year Program Acceptance Required

If a TRANSFER student has obtained an associate degree or, at minimum, earned a minimum of 45 college credit hours and/or completed English I, English II, and College Algebra, the student must be accepted into a four-year baccalaureate program before being accepted into the university.

Applying to a four-year program is a separate application process. Both the university and program applications can be submitted at the same time, however, the university will not accept the student until notice is received from the department that the student has been accepted into a four-year program.

Baccalaureate areas of study include: Teacher Education (Elementary Education), Environmental Science, Business, and American Indian Studies.

Haskell reserves the right to deny or cancel the acceptance or admission of any student whose attendance at the university would not be mutually beneficial for the student or the university.

In order for an application to be considered for acceptance, the following must be submitted by the respective semester enrollment deadline. All materials must be submitted by the deadline dates established. Haskell does not accept postmarked materials.

  • Completed, signed and dated application
  • Certification of tribal enrollment or descendant documentation
  • Official high school transcript or GED transcript(s) with scores
  • Official college/technical school/university transcript(s)
  • Official ACT/SAT test scores
  • Immunization document confirming student has received (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) MMR I & II vaccinations
  • Entrance Essay – Must be typewritten, minimum 300 words, signed and dated $10 Application fee in the form of a cashier’s check or money order, no personal checks are accepted, option to pay online at haskell.edu (note confirmation number in application materials). Please do not send cash.

Contact & Info

Haskell Indian
Nations University
Attn: Admissions
155 Indian Ave
Box #5031
Lawrence, KS
66046-4800

785-749-8454
Fax: 785-749-8429

More Info:
The Office of Admissions
and Record is located in:
Navarre Hall, Rm #112A

Office Hours:
8AM – 4PM | M-F

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