LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 1, 2022) — High school seniors ready to make their wildest dreams come true can now begin their journey through the University of Kentucky. Today, August 1, the application for enrollment in undergraduate studies for the academic year 2023/2024 began.
Prospective students have two online application options – UK Application and Common Application.
Students who wish to be considered for competitive and academic scholarships and the Lewis Honors College must apply by December 1 using the Early Action program. The regular deadline for a decision is February 15.
“The The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is excited to begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year,” said Christine Harper, associate vice president for enrollment management and chief enrollment officer. “We encourage all incoming first-year students to apply as soon as possible and join our Wildcat family. Applying early gives students the best opportunity and access to scholarships and financial aid.”
To complete the application, students will need a high school transcript, emergency contact information, and a resume or list of activities. If you are applying for competitive, academic, and/or Lewis Honors College scholarships, you must complete an additional application essay. There is also an application fee of $50 ($60 for international students).
The UK ensures that access to higher education is easier for prospective students. It is for the academic year 2023-24 the university continues to be “examination optional” for admission. This means that an ACT or SAT score is not required for a student seeking admission to UK. If a student chooses to submit test scores, they will be accepted either directly by the testing agency or on an official high school transcript.
In addition to not requiring an ACT or SAT score for admission, the university is committed to making it scholarship opportunities available to students whether they apply with or without test scores.
The best way to discover opportunities in the UK is to experience them for yourself. The admissions team travels the country rolling out the Big Blue carpet on campus in a series of fall events. Potential Wildcats are invited to join a UK Preview or Big Blue Open Day. Students may also contact the Visitor Center to sign up for a campus tour.
“We invite all prospective students to visit the campus and see for themselves why the University of Kentucky is the best place for further education,” said Harper.