The 2021-2022 Admissions Cycle opens April 29 and closes July 15, 2021 (midnight EST) for the January 2022 cohort start. Generally, the UKPA program opens every April and closes July 15th for a Spring (January) start. Applicants must have their undergraduate degree completed by December the year of application and the two outstanding pre-requisite courses must be completed by August the year of application (e.g. For the April-July 2021 application, degrees must be completed by December 2021 and pre-requisites by August 2021.)
Applying for the UKPA Program is a Two-Step Application Process
1. CASPA Application
There are two CASPA portals for UK: University of Kentucky-Lexington Campus & University of Kentucky-Morehead Campus. Applicants may only apply to one campus and not to both campuses.
On the CASPA application you will:
Application fees are dependent on the number of institutions applied to in CASPA. Fees begin at $177 and $51 for each additional designation submitted. The fee waiver bank will offer a total of $93,330 for applicants who qualify.
Please note the CASPA application is a separate application entity used by the UKPA Program. Any questions regarding this application need to be directed to the CASPA representatives.
2. UK Graduate School Application
On the Graduate School application, you will:
The application fee is $125. Please note that we do not require recommendations, essays, writing samples, resumes, etc. to be submitted on this application.
The UKPA Program will not review applications for an interview until both applications (Graduate & CASPA) are paid, submitted, and complete. In order for CASPA to be a complete application, applicants must have submitted and paid the application in addition to CASPA receiving ALL official transcripts from institutions in which academic credit was received as well as two recommendations/evaluations. The third evaluation and GRE scores must be received by our deadline as well or the application will be considered incomplete review will not continue. The Graduate school application simply needs to be completed, submitted, and paid by the deadline. The UKPA Program strongly encourages applicants to not wait and submit their application close to the deadline as missing requirements may not be completed by the July 15th. Good practice would be to have applications submitted by mid-June.
If you are reapplying, all applicants must complete a new CASPA application and a new UK Graduate School application. For the Graduate School application, you must create a new account using a different email address than the one used the last cycle. For CASPA, please follow their instructions for reapplicants.