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Fall Academic Year 2015-16 Freshman Admission Deadlines

 

The University of Kentucky categorizes freshmen by the following types:

  • A freshman with no college work
  • A freshman enrolled in college work taken prior to high school graduation and applying for a term after graduation
  • A freshman with 23 or fewer hours of college work since high school graduation 

Early Action Track:

Fall applicants who apply on or before the December 1st deadline.

Regular Decision Track:

Fall applicants who apply between December 2 and February 15.

Early Action Track

August 1 - Application available for undergraduate admission

Regular Decision Track

December 1 Apply for Admission Deadline February 15
December 1 Competitive and Academic Scholarship Deadline Early Action only
December 1 Competitive Diversity Scholarship Deadline Early Action only
December 1 Honors Program Application Deadline Early Action only
February 15 Living Learning Program Application Deadline April 1
February 15 Housing Application Deadline May 1
February 15 FAFSA Submission February 15
May 1 Enrollment Deposit & Advising Conference Fee Deadline May 1
May 1 Scholarship Acceptance Deadline May 1


Spring and Summer Deadlines

  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer I: February 15
  • Summer II: February 15

Requirements 

 

Freshman applicants must submit the following:

  1. Either: UK Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  2. Test Scores: Official results for either the ACT or the SAT I are required. Arrangements to take either test may be made through your high school counselor's office. Indicate to the testing service that an official score report should be sent to the University of Kentucky (ACT School Code -1554; SAT School Code - 1837). Student copies, high school report copies, or scores from high school transcripts will not be accepted.
  3. Transcripts: Attach an official high school transcript to the application. This transcript should reflect grades through at least six semesters of high school work. If you are a high school graduate, submit a complete official transcript including the date of graduation.
  4. Academic Letter of Recommendation: All freshmen applicants must submit an academic letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. The recommender can submit this electronically or can download a PDF version, complete it, and mail it to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  5. Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee: Attach $50 in cash, check, or money order made payable to the University of Kentucky. Full-time UK employees applying to take classes and who submit a copy of their UK staff card are not required to pay the processing fee.

 

 
 

Freshman applicants with 23 or fewer semester hours earned or in progress must submit the following:

  1. Either: UK Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  2. Test Scores: Official results for either the ACT or the SAT I must be submitted. Student copies, high school report copies, or scores from high school transcripts will not be accepted.
  3. Transcripts: Submit a complete official high school transcript including the date of graduation. An official transcript must also be submitted from each college or university attended even if no credit was earned.
  4. Academic Letter of Recommendation: All freshmen applicants must submit an academic letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Students should complete the top portion of the form and provide to the recommender.
  5. Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee: Attach $50 in cash, check, or money order made payable to the University of Kentucky. Full-time UK employees applying to take classes and who submit a copy of their UK staff card are not required to pay the application processing fee.
 
The University of Kentucky considers admission from freshman applicants who are not high school graduates but who present a valid High School Equivalency Certificate and General Education Development (GED) test scores. Applicants must also take the ACT Assessment  (or SAT I) and have the results sent directly to the office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar from the testing agency. 
 
 
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