College Prep

What is Qualified Admissions?

Qualified Admissions (QA) is a set of standards used by the six state universities to review applicants for undergraduate admission. The universities that use QA are Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University.  These standards are set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for the state universities.


What are the QA standards?

Students graduating from an accredited Kansas high school, under the age of 21, MUST:

  • Complete the pre-college or Kansas Scholars Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Achieve ONE of the following:
    • ACT score of 21 or higher
    • SAT score of 980 or higher
    • Graduate in the top one-third of their class
  • Achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on any college credit taken in high school

For a complete list of courses and the admissions standards, visit


What Percentage of Hayden Seniors Complete College Courses?

Over 70% of Hayden seniors have taken one or more dual credit college classes… increasing academic rigor and ACT scores.  Completing college credit while in high school helps students save both time and money.

Dual credit teacher-led college courses offered at Hayden:

  • College Composition
  • College Biology
  • College Algebra
  • A/P Calculus
  • A/P U.S. History
  • A/P Studio Art
  • A/P Composition
  • A/P Physics
  • A/P Chemistry


of seniors graduate with college credit

See Student Life under the Students section of the website for additional dual credit college opportunities.