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The Academic Preparation Program partners, as well as the entire University of Kentucky community, are committed to supporting students as they transition to UK. Using an evidence-based approach, the APP process is designed to support students before they even begin their careers at UK:

  • Students are initially identified based on ACT/SAT sub-scores.
  • Students whose scores do not demonstrate readiness in certain areas, specifically reading, writing, or math, receive a Deferred Admission Decision letter from UK’s Office of Undergraduate Admission and information about how their application could be enhanced. Applications are reconsidered on a regular basis.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admission makes the admission decision, notifies students, and students register for an Advising Conference.
  • Students may receive information about placement tests they should take before coming to an Advising Conference. Academic Enhancement administers placement testing in reading, writing, and math.
  • Students whose placement test scores do not demonstrate readiness are automatically enrolled in the APP and UK 101. These students are also assigned an advisor in a few specific colleges, typically Undergraduate Studies or Arts and Sciences.
  • Students enrolled in the APP receive exclusive access to successful, high quality workshops and other programs.



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