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HHS Application Instructions

For admissions information, contact:

Richard Roberts
Director of Recruitment
Office of  Student Affairs
Room 111 Wethington Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
(859) 323-6743
Fax: (859) 323-5986

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Quick Info Sheet

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Admissions into the Human Health Sciences program are holistic in nature. Consideration is given to academic rigor and achievement, leadership and community involvement, health care focus and experience, and cultural understanding and experiences. There will be an admissions cap of approximately 75 students for each yearly cohort. Admissions processes into the Human Health Sciences program are described below for both current high school students as well as current UK students. Qualified students after the application process will be invited to a 20-30 minute interview with faculty and staff connected to the program. Interviews will be coordinated based upon applicants’ availability, distance to campus, etc. and can be in-person (strongly preferred if possible), telephone, or Skype.

While holistic in scope, admission into HHS is a highly competitive process. The following factors are taken into consideration as part of the admissions decision:

New Students (college freshmen)

  • completion of program application and interview process ;
  • high school GPA (preference given to those with an unweighted high school grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher);
  •  ACT or SAT scores (preference given to those with a 28 ACT composite or SAT equivalent or higher).

Current UK students and transfers

  • completion of program application and interview process ;
  • cumulative college GPA of 3.2 GPA or higher  (student must also exhibit a 3.0 semester GPA or higher during term of application);
  • no more than 60 earned hours;
  • satisfactory completion of CHE 105 and 111, PSY 100, and MA 137 strong preferred.

Admissions Timeline


Contact Sharon Goins
College of Health Sciences Registrar


Semester StartApplication OpensPriority DeadlineApplication ClosesInterview DatesTo whom this applies
FallAugust 1December 1Rolling until desired cohort is attainedDecember through March or until cohort is attainedNew Students
(incoming college
, UK internal,
transfer students
SpringAugust 1October 15Rolling until desired cohort is attainedDetermined as neededUK internal and
transfer students