Admissions University Of Kentucky

Admissions University Of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 23,000 students and 90,000 living alumni. The flagship campus is located in Lexington and is home to 16 colleges and schools. UK has a nationally recognized medical center, law school, business school, engineering school and pharmacy college. There are also five regional campuses throughout the state that offer associate degrees and certificates on numerous areas of study.

Application Requirements

  • Application fee: $65
  • Application form: You can get it from the university’s website. You can also download it, fill it out, and mail it in. Please note that applying for financial aid will require you to complete additional paperwork.
  • Transcripts: The address for sending transcripts is as follows:

Admissions Office

University of Kentucky College of Law

Lexington KY 40506-0022 USA

Freshman Admission Requirements

At the University of Kentucky, you will need to meet the following requirements in order to be admitted:

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • ACT score of 20 or higher (or SAT score 1230 or higher). If you are applying from outside Kentucky (beyond a 50-mile radius), your ACT scores must be 1650 or higher. If you are applying within Kentucky, but not within a 50-mile radius of Lexington, your SAT scores must be 1450 or higher.

International Freshmen

International Freshmen are students who have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent outside the United States. To apply as an International Freshman, you must submit:

  • An application and fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended (including international schools)
  • Official test scores in English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Proof of financial support

Home Schooled Students

Home-schooled students must submit a transcript from the school they attended. They also need to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and another letter of recommendation from either one parent or guardian. Home-schooled students who wish to apply as dual enrollment must have completed at least two years of college coursework before they are eligible for admission into any undergraduate program at UK.

Home-schooled students who wish to transfer from another state university must have an SAT score of 1000 or higher in critical reading, math and writing; ACT composite score of 24 or higher; grade point average (GPA) between 2.5 and 3.0; completed 30 hours at an accredited college/university with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 3.0; and their transfer institution must be regionally accredited by one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S Department Education (USDE). If you have questions regarding your particular situation and how it applies, please consult with the Office Of Admissions staff member who will be most familiar with your situation at admissions@uky​edu​

Transfer Admission Requirements

You can apply to transfer to the University of Kentucky if you have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and meet any additional requirements for your program.

  • You must complete a college-level English course within the last five years.
  • You must complete a college level mathematics course within the last five years (either beginning calculus I or higher).
  • You must complete a college-level science course within the last five years (biology, chemistry, physics).

Readmission Requirements

Students who have been absent from the university for one year or less may apply for readmission. Students who have been absent from the university for two years or more and wish to return must apply for readmission. All students applying for readmission must complete an application form and submit any required documentation and fees by the appropriate deadline.

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Submit a completed application (and pay any necessary fees) by the appropriate deadline;
  • Provide official transcripts of all college-level work completed since your last enrollment at UK; and
  • Provide proof that all federal, state and institutional financial aid has been awarded prior to registration (if applicable).

International Transfers

International transfer students can apply for admission to the university. International transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 from their previous institution and must have completed at least 12 hours at a regionally accredited institution. They may be eligible for conditional admission if they meet all other requirements and are within one calendar year of completing 24 hours at a regionally accredited institution, including any transfer credit accepted by the receiving institution that can be applied toward fulfillment of degree requirements. Incoming international students who do not meet these criteria will not qualify for conditional admission and will need to complete additional coursework prior to being considered for regular admission status in accordance with university policy on this subject.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission requirements, deadlines and application procedures vary by program.

You can find out more information about the specific graduate programs and admission requirements here on Office of Graduate Education’s website:

Apply at the Graduate Admissions page.

Apply at the graduate admissions page.

Check the application deadlines. You can check this page for more information on deadlines and process dates.

Review degree requirements, program of study requirements and other important details such as GPA requirements, GRE/MAT scores, letters of recommendation and so on.

Complete your application by submitting a completed Graduate Application form along with required documents by the deadline date specified in our catalog or on our website (whichever comes first). Check out our checklist for more information about what you need to submit with your application materials.

Pay all application fees ($75 domestic; $90 international) as indicated on our online payment portal before submitting any supporting documentation (this does not apply if you are applying for financial aid).

The University of Kentucky offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The application requirements are different for each program, so it’s important that you know what they are before deciding which one is right for you. You can find more information on all aspects of applying at the Graduate Admissions page or by calling 1-800-KYUKY

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