Application Materials

All applicants to TPE must first apply to KU. Please use the information below to ensure a complete application.

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Step 1. Download the KU TPE Application Planning document

These instructions provide you with the information you will need to complete the application process. We highly recommend you use this resource.

Step 2. Collect the needed documents

  1.  Transcripts
  2. Three Reference Letters
    Collect three letters of reference using each specific reference form. The letters need to be from individuals who know the applicant and represent each of the following:
    High School Teacher or Guidance counselor Reference Form 
    Employer or Volunteer Coordinator who has worked with the student in a supervisory capacity Reference Form
    Personal (e.g., friend, co-worker, clergy, etc. Cannot be a family member) Reference Form
  3. Documentation of intellectual disability should be emailed to or mailed to the Program Coordinator at:

    KU Transition to Postsecondary Education
    Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 521
    1122 West Campus Rd
    Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3101

    We recommend sending this information PRIOR TO completing an application since the results determine eligibility. 

Step 3. Apply to KU. This is where you will upload your transcripts. Review the KU Admissions guidance document before applying. IMPORTANT: When you have completed your KU application, please email us at to let us know you have finished applying.

Step 4. Watch for an email from us with a link to the KU TPE application form. You will need to have your Letters of Recommendation ready to upload to this application. It has to be completed at one sitting – you will not be able to log in to finish it.