KU 3+3 BA/JD Accelerated Degree Program Application

KU LEAD Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the LEAD program. The application process is simple. Please submit the form below along with your essay by the priority deadline of December 1.

Please respond to one of the following essay questions. Your essay will be evaluated for the quality of your writing and your ability to provide a focused response to the question you choose. Your response should demonstrate intellectual curiosity and academic rigor, and should be thoughtful, well-organized and free of grammatical and spelling errors. Please limit your response to 500 words.

  1. Give us your top five. Elaborate.
  2. Consider a time when you strongly held a position, then changed your mind. How did you come to your original stance and how did it change?
  3. The University of Kansas cultivates visionaries who contribute to local and global communities. Discuss your passion and why it's important to you.
Your KU ID number can be found on your official admit letter or you can also go to admissions.ku.edu/status. This is a 7-digit number and is different than your KU Online ID. If you cannot find it, you can also call the Office of Admissions at 785.864.3911. You must include this number as part of your application.
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