In order for the Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar to make an admission decision, UK must receive a completed application, which includes:

  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. Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee: Pay $50 online when submitting the electronic application for admission or mail a check noting the applicant ID to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  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.
  5. Optional - Academic Letter of Recommendation: Freshmen applicants can 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.



Term  Application Deadline Admit Deadline "see blue." U Orientation Confirmation Deadline
Fall Early Action - Dec. 1 Regular Deadline - Feb. 15  Prior to last summer "see blue." U Orientation (July 15) May 1 for guaranteed spot in freshman class. July 15 or on space-available basis (Must attend a summer “see blue.” U Orientation)
Spring September 30 October 15 October 15 – Must attend November “see blue.” U Orientation)
Summer February 15 April 15 April 30


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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