Regents Scholars Curriculum

Kansas Board of Regents Scholars Curriculum

Students designated as Kansas State Scholars are Kansas residents who receive State Scholar designation in their Senior year of high school. Criteria include:

  • took the ACT test between April of the Sophomore year and December of the Senior year, and
  • completed the Kansas Scholar's curriculum (see below)

To determine scholarship eligibility, the 7th semester (first semester/Senior year) cumulative G.P.A. and curriculum data are provided by high school officials to the Board of Regents in March of the student's Senior year.

Students who complete the Kansas Scholars Curriculum will receive a certificate from the Kansas Board of Regents and be considered for the Kansas State Scholars program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kansas Regents Scholars curriculum is a DIFFERENT program of study from the Regents Qualified Admissions curriculum.

Regents Qualified Admissions curriculum completion determines eligibility for admission to one of the six Regents Universities in the state of Kansas (see the Regents Qualified Admissions page for curriculum components).

The Kansas Regents Scholars curriculum requires the student to complete the Regents Qualified Admissions curriculum PLUS a fourth year of math, Physics and two years of a foreign language, and determines a pool of students who may be eligible for some state scholarships.

Kansas Regents Scholars Curriculum components:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and 1 unit of Advanced Math)
  • 3 units of Social Studies (1 unit of U.S. History, 1/2 unit of U.S. Government, 1/2 unit selected from: World History, World Geography or International Relations; 1 unit selected from one or more courses in Psychology, Economics, History, Current Social Issues, Sociology, Anthropology, and/or Race and Ethnic Group Relations.
  • 3 units of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • 2 units of Foreign Language (two years in the same language required)


  1. These recommendations are not intended to be interpreted as minimum requirements for admission to Regents universities. They are designed to provide direction and guidance for parents, students, counselors and administrators in better preparing students who may make plans to attend Regents institutions.
  2. The Kansas Board of Regents Recommended Curriculum is a requirement for some state-sponsored scholarships.
  3. The USD #231 Board of Education approved the following statement to be placed on the final transcript of students taking courses recommended: "This student has completed the coursework recommended by the Kansas Board of Regents for admission to the state universities of Kansas."

For more information, please contact the GEHS Counseling Office at 856-2617.